Finally found an excuse to break out the welder and teach myself to weld. After some initial work on a house project I decided to prototype a battleaxe. Many years ago i made a pair of wooden battle axes for my wife because we saw some she loved at the ren fair but didn't have the disposable to drop on 300 dollar each axes.
So maybe 15 years later I made my first battle axe. This was a good proof of principal on the fabrication techniques and materials. My goal is to make some nicer ones for a later anniversary.
It didn't balance quite right so I lathed and welded a counter weight to the pommel. Then for my birthday a couple days later used it to slice a piñata in half to the delight of my children. Off with its head!