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What did you rehang today?

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

  1. SaturatedShadow

    SaturatedShadow

    Apr 28, 2010
    I've taken a liking to 3 to 5 pound heads on 28 inch straight handles, so in comparison my Wetterlings forest axe (a 1 1/2 pound head on a 26 inch curved handle) just didn't feel right. I found a 20 inch straight handle that House calls a faller's axe, and it is excellent.

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  2. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
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    Looks like a solid little beast.
     
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  3. Steve Beckwith

    Steve Beckwith KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 29, 2004
    tmp_27452-2017-05-15 08.23.12-1555208628.jpg I picked this Norlund hatchet up at a garage sale for $1. It had a very poorly installed hammer handle on it. I cleaned up the head on the belt grinder and made a handle out of Brazilian cherry. The wedge is African black wood . I also made the edge cover. I really like the pattern of the head. tmp_27452-2017-05-15 08.10.501972196902.jpg tmp_27452-2017-05-15 08.10.21-887353306.jpg tmp_27452-2017-05-15 08.09.461705399570.jpg
     
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  4. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    It's a looker for sure.
     
  5. DarthTaco123

    DarthTaco123

    Mar 28, 2013
    Not quite a rehang but I spent a little time reshaping this House Handle to be more like the old E&S in the photo above. Still needs some sanding but it's coming along.
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  6. junkenstien

    junkenstien Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    20170515_103359.jpg plumb victory and craftsman boys axe.thanks agent h ,figure I keep trying I will be half as good as you.those last two you did are beautiful
     
  7. junkenstien

    junkenstien Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    20 minute job on that old plumb,my first try at making a handle was a fail and all I had was an old pick axe handle laying around ,looks like crap but works good.
     
  8. DarthTaco123

    DarthTaco123

    Mar 28, 2013
    Yesterdays hangs. Collins Homestead SB and a 3 LB Maine DB, not sure of the maker but the placing of the weight stamp has me thinking Emerson and Stevens.
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  9. cityofthesouth

    cityofthesouth

    Jan 29, 2014
    My eye is drawn to these every time I see them. The handle is coming along well - typical HH fashion, they provide plenty of extra in the shoulder.

     
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  10. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    I love the look of those Maine wedge double bits. They are non-existant out west here.
     
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  11. DarthTaco123

    DarthTaco123

    Mar 28, 2013
    They're nice, this one I'm keeping as it's my favorite weight for a working axe.
     
  12. Carondelet

    Carondelet

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    May 12, 2017
    My first attempt at making a handle! (And my first post!)

    It's an Ash handle on my old Belknap Bluegrass Single bit. I made it 28" long and used the original handle as a template. After I got the bulk cut-out of the block using a band saw, I used a rasp to get it into shape. It sits a little high off the shoulder but I used it to chop down a tree and the head is still seated firmly! So I threw a little boiled linseed oil on it, and it's curing right now. It's not pretty, but it was a good learning experience on my first attempt!

    Edit: I also made my wedge out of Ash, didn't have any other options available at the time. Is this ok? Or do I need to cut the wedge out and use a different type of wood?

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  13. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    That looks great, a bunch of time in that! Wedge should be just fine, maybe post pics of the top.
     
  14. Carondelet

    Carondelet

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    May 12, 2017
    Absolutely! Might have to wait til tomorrow, I didn't take a picture of the top. Mostly out of shame, I missed a punch strike with one of the step-wedges and there's a small but unsightly divett in the top. Not integral to the structure, just ugly....
     
  15. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
     
  16. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    That last post was supposed to have this too (not in quotes). Still getting used to this new layout


    Off center I'd agree.
     
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  17. DarthTaco123

    DarthTaco123

    Mar 28, 2013
    I may find a stamp with a vinegar soak, may not.
     
  18. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    North Wayne Tool Co 3.25lb Jersey on a 28" handle.

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  19. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    Congratulations! You did a beautiful job of this. No one makes their own handles to save on money, time or effort. Grain orientation on your piece of wood looks to be great but you might want to read up some more about grain runout before you tackle the next one.
    Wedge materials seem to be a personal choice; softer ones such as traditional Yellow Poplar (which isn't a true Poplar) are springy and compressible to fill voids whereas ones of similar or equal hardness to the haft have (so it's been told) the potential to deform or crack axe eyes if driven in too hard.
     
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  20. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Craftsman CT? pattern axe on a stock ash handle substantially reshaped by me (to match an old handle I have). Field tested & it works great.

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