Does Anyone Hang Axes as a Service?

H0kieengineer

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I have two double bit axes, a single bit, and a hatchet that I hung, but did a bad job on. Does anyone hang axes? I’m willing to pay for the time, materials and shipping there and back. These are good heads, just bad hanging.
 
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Hickory n steel

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Liam Hoffman sells some nice handles


You know what, with the price increase of even generally crappy hardware store link handles and the worthless fawns foot on house handles, the prices on these handles really aren't that bad.
No they're not cheap but there was a time when I'd never consider spending that much on a handle.

For a head I got free or dirt cheap even with the cost of shipping factored in, this really isn't that bad especially if you just need one here and there.
If doing a lot I'd probably get the partially carved blanks from house handles and finish them.
 
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Any idea where one might find those drifts shown at 5:58 in the video?

Awesome video, by the way.
I use a bolt sometimes (on mostly any crusier or hatchet) or just a lightly rounded piece of square stock that fits down the fat part of the eye. As for what they are, its just a peice of flat bar, welded to a peice of square the ground to shape. Not sure if id go that route tho unless you work with only one maker as eye sizes and possible damage can get that drift stuck and could lead to a possible fracture.
 

tomjav

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Bernie's video is a great guide for hanging an axe. I use a cheap set of calipers to measure the I.D. of the head and then match O. D. of the handle to it. With a little knife and rasp work, and patience, a perfect fit happens. Typicly use the tailgate of my truck for a work bench, nothing fancy needed.
 
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