I just learned to hang an axe handle correctly a couple of years ago by obtaining the video and book called "AN AXE TO GRIND" by the National Forest Service. The narrator was a guy name Bernie Weissgerber and he did the step by step video which was quite good IMO. Now for you guys who are a lot more experienced with axes than I am I have a question to ask all of you and would value your feedback. I just hung a double bit axe on a hickory O.P. Link handle and I think I did fairly well at it. I just got given 2 one gallon cans of older linseed oil and I was wondering if it would a good thing to do to soak the head of the axe and where the handle meets the head in linseed oil? Also are there any treatments or maintenance you can do to the handle to increase it's longivity?