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Lets use those axes for what they were ment for.

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by rplarson2004, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. SaturatedShadow

    SaturatedShadow

    Apr 28, 2010
    Hand hewed a mantel with an old Collins head I re-hung on a straight 28 inch handle.

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    Used my Wetterlings on the other side, and touched up a few places with a stubby handled boy scout hatchet.

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    Finished with stain and polyurethane.

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  2. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    That is going to be an awesome hearth header for someone.:thumbsup:

    My folks have a similar above their fireplace but it was done in trade... for what I didn't ask.

    Thanks for sharing your work.
     
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  3. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    The four pound plumb. With phantom bevels. I hung it on a thick 36" handle, roughed up with a rasp for grip.
    I got this head on the cheap and discovered part of the plumb stamp when I was cleaning it up. I hung it to be a beater ax. It quickly became my favorite splitting ax. I would honestly trade three heads for a decent one like this. It is awesome. The ears are recessed. The handle is flush with the top of the eye, slightly recessed even, with a gap, with only a hardwood wedge in it. The head is solid, no movement whatsoever, and I truly abuse this one. A little end of the day fun, after a long day of splitting;)

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  4. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    That's kind of a mean looking piece of wood meets "Get it done" Jersey you put together.

    Good stuff.
     
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  5. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    I love seeing a knot split through. Good job!
     
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  6. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    The wedge on this Forest king double kept popping out. After several wedge adjustments, I gave up and decided to rehang. Used a big ash wedge that I had handy. Tested it this weekend on some downed white pine and it's held up great. Lost some usable handle length but its solid. This is a modified new OP link handle btw.

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  7. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    axe training with the forest service yesterday for mostly USFS trails and backcountry crews. I'm a volunteer instructor.

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  8. DarthTaco123

    DarthTaco123

    Mar 28, 2013
    Hauled out the trusty 5 lber to bust some decent sized, and very knotty pine rounds. Sure did do the job!
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  9. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Knife Reviewer, Collaborator, Sharpener Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    Nice to see some swinging.

    Looked like a tough split.
    Good job
     
  10. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Looks like a old timer there. Does it have a stamp?
    I like those big old heads.:thumbsup:
     
  11. DarthTaco123

    DarthTaco123

    Mar 28, 2013
    It's marked RD on the face and there's another stamp up by the poll that got mushroomed to oblivion. I've had no luck finding a maker.
     
  12. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    some wilderness chopping this past Saturday. Cleared out this newishly fallen Eastern hemlock. (My) left side cut was awkward positioning and clearance.

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    used this Craftsman CT with a Maine-made ash handle.

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  13. meltimtiman

    meltimtiman

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    Sep 15, 2016
    Gransfors Bruk Small Forest Axe

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  14. flexo

    flexo

    177
    Mar 14, 2013
    i used a hatchet to cut dry bread for the dog's soup does that count?
     
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  15. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    495
    Mar 31, 2016
    sure
     

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