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Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by quinton, May 2, 2017.

  1. quinton

    quinton

    969
    Nov 4, 2006
    Yes they are very comfortable. I find the modern straight hatchet handles have only one really comfortable gripping location, and on a hewing hatchet that don't really serve purpose intended.
     
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  2. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
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    A really clean oval Craftsman hewing hatchet on a hand carved handle? I was drawn especially to where you shaped it behind the poll/into the back of the handle.


    “Pinch grip” is what I call how I hold a carving axe for medium to finer wood removal. Your overall oval-shaped profile of the handle looks like it might lend itself to that.


    Where you dropped the back of the handle behind the poll it looks like it would sit in your hand and be more or less oriented to do that. I like my straight handled full-size axes to start dropping right there as well.


    I think that is terrific. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. quinton

    quinton

    969
    Nov 4, 2006
    Yes! More like a hewing, carving combination handle.
     
  4. quinton

    quinton

    969
    Nov 4, 2006
    I had this nice little 2 1/4 lb. head that needed a handle.
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    A really nice 28" hickory stave.
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    Finally got the two together!
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    Soaking the wedge with BLO thinned with turpentine while I eat lunch.
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    I know why they named them Flint Edge's!
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    Ready to go!
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  5. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    That axe head looks essentially unused. Must have been blessed with a crappy handle from the factory. Busted right away and the axe got put aside until you found it. With that hang it's really a perfect boys axe. You just couldn't axe for better.
     
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  6. quinton

    quinton

    969
    Nov 4, 2006
    Thanks!
    There were axeually no sharpening marks at all on the bit, and traces of black paint on the head. I think you're right, the head has been laying for a while. I'm tickled I found it. I think it is an older head too, as there are no ridges in the eye.
     
  7. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    I'll second that diagnoses. Beautiful job on this quinton! This is a perfect case of fielding a barn find Model A that can blow the doors off a current Focus.
     
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  8. quinton

    quinton

    969
    Nov 4, 2006
    Thanks, 300! I can't wait to get to the woods to swing it a little bit.
     
  9. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    *Taking notes...

    Terrific work Quinton! Edge to swell it looks great.

    Carving the handle from raw wood isn't appreciated until you try to do it.


    Very sleek boy's axe. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. quinton

    quinton

    969
    Nov 4, 2006
    Thanks, Agent_H!
     
  11. stevewest

    stevewest

    Nov 25, 2006
    Beautiful job. One of the nicer axes I have seen on the forum lately
     
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  12. Moonw

    Moonw

    Nov 19, 2014
    Ditto!
     
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  13. Java_Dude

    Java_Dude

    48
    Dec 2, 2011
    Very nice quinton. I just hung my Kelly/TT Boy's Flint Edge a few days ago and it looks no where as nice as yours. It will mainly be a user though so I am ok with that. Enjoy!
     
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  14. quinton

    quinton

    969
    Nov 4, 2006
    Thank you, Steve!
     
  15. quinton

    quinton

    969
    Nov 4, 2006
    Thanks for the kind words!
     
  16. Java_Dude

    Java_Dude

    48
    Dec 2, 2011
    Both my boy's flint edges weigh in @ 3.1 lbs total weight. Curious how much your's weighs with that nice thin haft.
     
  17. quinton

    quinton

    969
    Nov 4, 2006
    Just weighed it for you. Weighs 2.96 lbs., and is 26 1/2" long.
    Edited to add:
    That was a super good piece of hickory. It was heavy, hard, and almost rang when dropped on concrete. That's one reason I made the handle a little thinner.
     
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  18. Java_Dude

    Java_Dude

    48
    Dec 2, 2011
    Thanks! I think I will shave off a little more material on the one I just hung recently.
     
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  19. Old Axeman

    Old Axeman

    369
    Jan 10, 2015
    Way to go quinton! Perfect haft on a perfect boys axe, a real jewel.
     
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  20. quinton

    quinton

    969
    Nov 4, 2006
    Thanks, Bernie!
     

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