A common problem when hanging an axe head on a handle is to hit the wedge too hard with a hammer and causing it to split. I know I've done it enough to be frustrated! I had this old bottle jack lying around and thought surely I'd be able to re-use it into some sort of manual hydraulic press. Here's the results. Made from scrap I had lying around. Mark I - works very well and already have some ideas for modifying and improving for the next one! Enjoy!