Steel Hawk Bit

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Red Owl

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I picked up an all brass pipe hawk a few years ago and I've thought about replacing the edge with a steel insert. My worry is how to do it. I've seen a large dovetail approach and it seems that would hold the bit more securely. Any suggestions appreciated.
 

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Likely your best bet. I would advise a tight dovetail fit plus solder. Maybe even silver braze. If you know you would never do any serious chopping with it, you might just hammer the brass seam to a perfect connection with the steel, clean it up, and be done.
 

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