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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

    796
    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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    2 forest kings.
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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

    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

    191
    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

    740
    Mar 31, 2016
    sure
     
  16. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

    796
    Nov 7, 2016
    Testing the hang and bit
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    Bucked through a knot of a chunk of dryish maple then split through it.
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    You could shave with it after, so at least it isn't crap. No chips dings or rolls.
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  17. quinton

    quinton

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    Nov 4, 2006
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  18. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Quinton, please elaborate lol

    Not sure what that is exactly but for some reason it looks like the best inch off an axe?
     
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  19. Woodcraft

    Woodcraft Gold Member Gold Member

    796
    Nov 7, 2016
    I figured he was chopping through old copper pipe;)
     
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  20. quinton

    quinton

    965
    Nov 4, 2006
    Axes were used a right smart around here by G-men during the 1920's-60's to chop copper vats, and tubing into tiny pieces. Sob's!:)

    I found this piece of worm in the creek that comes out of my hollar.
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