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What did you rehang today?

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

  1. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    another Spiller. I think this is a New England pattern but I'm not sure. Seems to small overall for a CT. Took it for a spin yesterday and it works great. The handle is Bethel Handle co out of Bethel, Maine.

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  2. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    Very nice
     
  3. ultrahesh

    ultrahesh Gold Member Gold Member

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  4. junkenstien

    junkenstien Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    20170511_191513.jpg 3 1/2 lb plumb national,old broad axe has latt gage lawrence cast steel stamped on it ,got the handle with it no kerf wedged it on side and in front of the handle.6lbs 2oz sharpest I have ever gotten a piece of steel
     

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  5. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Sweet axes! So you did a removable wedging system on the broadaxe?
     
  6. junkenstien

    junkenstien Basic Member Basic Member

    31
    Feb 15, 2017
    Yes sir,copied off one of your old posts.thanks for all the help
     
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  7. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    These are just two two retighten/sharpen projects. A nice 5 pounder and a Dunlap hatchet. I only used two Baryonyx stones- the American Mutt and the Arctic Fox scythe stone.

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  8. Twindog

    Twindog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    Hard to have a collection of axes without the Great Divider axe, even though it’s more of a curiosity than an awesome advance of axe design.


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    So I had to get one. It is awesome, and it works, although I’d never use if over my regular axes.


    The one I bought off the ‘bay came poorly hung, with a couple nails driven into the wedge to tight things up. Even with the nails, the head was coming loose.


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    I used a dead-blow hammer on the bottom of the haft to get the head to seat farther down the handle. It came up pretty easily, giving me a chance to remove the nails with a cat’s paw.


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    When I pulled the wedge, it was too small — given the size of the kerf — and didn’t go very deep. And it was a little rotten.


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    I used a larger wedge and banged it home hard. When done, it was really tight and I could see that mushrooming of the haft in the portion left proud of the head. You can see the difference in the size of the new wedge, compared to the pieces of the old wedge in the photo.


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    Then I soaked it overnight in BLO.


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    Pretty tight hang at the end, although there’s a bit of runout below the back of the head that worries me.


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  9. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    I picked this up earlier today for $5 at a yardsale. It's a Plumb Victory 3lb Connecticut on a really nice 30" handle.

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  10. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I like it - all of it!

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  11. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    An acquaintance of mine broke a handle.

    Not hung yet but I figured you guys know what it is without the head in the picture :)
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  12. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    I like a good Plumb!
     
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  13. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    495
    Mar 31, 2016
    great divider? some kind of double bit "knock off(?)" chopper one or the other way around, or did they make the great divider
     
  14. Twindog

    Twindog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    There was also the Chopper1 Axe that worked the same way. It was invented and patented by Bob Kolonia back in the mid to late ‘70s. At one time, he was selling more than 2,000 axes a day through major retailers. But he closed the business in 1989. I think a new company has taken to selling them.


    The Great Divider Axe seems to be made by the Warren Tool Co. of either Penn. or Ohio. I don’t know how they got around the patent issue. My axe has no patent listed on the head, nor the manufacturer. Lots of Great Divider Axes show up on eBay. The thing weighs 8 pounds, including the 36-inch haft.
     
  15. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    This is an axe that I intended to keep and use when I put it together:

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    It ended up going to someone who really likes it more than I needed another axe.

    It got returned to me with a broken handle. Broken cross the grain at the thickest part of the handle. It happens sometimes.


    Anyway, he also needed a boy’s axe (who doesn’t after you pick one up?).


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    Happy Mother's Day!

    (Call your mom) :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

    604
    Nov 7, 2016
    What a working pairing, lucky dog he is. Nice work.
     
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  17. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Perfect, Agent H.
     
  18. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
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    Thank you sir!

    *second pot of coffee.
     
  19. junkenstien

    junkenstien Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    20170514_133829.jpg plumb luck contiues,head weighs 3lbs 8oz glued up Crack in swell original handle
     
  20. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
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    That is a really nice looking axe Junkenstein. :thumbsup:
     

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