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What did you rehang today?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Irongun324, May 1, 2013.

  1. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013


    Thank you Old Axeman and Square_peg. I try to pay attention. :thumbsup:

    It certainly doesn't hurt that the cruiser came to me sharp enough to slice tomatoes.





    Phantomknives, it's funny you put that the way you did - both of those heads came from a Canadian member in friendly trade. Fun stuff.
     
  2. junkenstien

    junkenstien Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] 4 pound plumb
     
  3. junkenstien

    junkenstien Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
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  4. nzedge

    nzedge

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    Apr 7, 2013
    Nice work there Junkenstien. Nice transition from handle to eye, and the straight haft should help you make good use of the hammer poll. Good work.
    It that a plumb rafting axe? Hard to be 100% from the image but it looks to me like a plumb dreadnought miners/construction axe with a slightly worn toe. But the angle may be misleading. If it is then they are a really awesome axe and you should be very proud. Just get some BLO or something on the handle asap :)
    Could also be a cedar axe
     
  5. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Great job hanging that rafting axe!
     
  6. junkenstien

    junkenstien Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    Thank you .yes sir 4lbs plumb rafting axe,I don't know about the toe . 20170423_201856.jpg
     
  7. junkenstien

    junkenstien Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    Only other picture I took
     
  8. nzedge

    nzedge

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    Apr 7, 2013
    yep that's a nice rafting axe you got there. hold onto that one :)
    I have a 5lb one of those.
    I think it was just your image making the dimensions look a little funny.
    cheers
     
  9. Whiskey_Jim

    Whiskey_Jim

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Paid $60 for the lot. Came from a local farm estate sale.
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    The one on the right is a Flint Edge. It just needed the handle to be reset and wedged. Came out great.
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    The one with tape had a cracked handle so the fun begins. It didn't have any makers marks.
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    The grain orientation isn't great but it's the only handle i had that had enough meat to fill the eye.
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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2017
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  10. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    You were wise to save that nice old handle as a pattern.
     
  11. Whiskey_Jim

    Whiskey_Jim

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Just finished this
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  12. junkenstien

    junkenstien Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    Big old ball peen sure is nice
     
  13. bronc076

    bronc076

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    Oct 10, 2013
    +1 on the big ball peen hammer. What did you do to the steel, it looks really nice! Just oiled it or something else?
     
  14. Whiskey_Jim

    Whiskey_Jim

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    Feb 21, 2017
    Just linseed oil from wiping down the handle
     
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  15. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Union Tool 3.25lb head on a 28" handle, unsharpened.

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  16. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013

    Great looking handle as well JB.
     
  17. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
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    In process... lol
     
  18. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    I had an incident where a couple of my axes handles warped horribly. Anyways, I re hung this today.
    Not the best grain wise, but it's a worker.




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    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017
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  19. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    On day one of the hang, I used a two to one mix of two parts paint thinner, one part blo all over the handle.
    On day two I recessed the hardwood wedge by hitting it with a sideways file with a wooden "baton".
    Then I rub/pour straight blo on the wedge and proud part of the handle.
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    The proud part of the handle is "locked" over the head. The proud part of the handle swells over the wedge "locking" it in.
     
  20. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    That'll never come loose.
     
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