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Octagonal Handle, Jersey Head Finished - Picture Heavy

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by SkogKniv, May 30, 2012.

  1. SkogKniv

    SkogKniv

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    Jul 25, 2009
    Got some VERY nice Octagonal handles from handlehouse. Just request the service in the order comment box.

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    Worked the handle some, getting the fit,

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    Fit done, wedge drove home,

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    Alignment near perfect,

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    Nice and oily,

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    Glamor,

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    This was a few days later, when I finally got to the edge work,


    I Did a lot of removal on the bit for this one. Made it a thinner bit. I also blued this head, it just felt right with that nice handle.

    I am very pleased with this one. Looking forward to swinging it.

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  2. scruffuk

    scruffuk

    Jan 14, 2010
    Gorgeous work!!
     
  3. jwaj

    jwaj

    683
    Dec 19, 2002
    Beautiful! Everything looks great.
     
  4. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Absolutely beautiful! :eek::thumbup:
     
  5. coreboy

    coreboy

    100
    Apr 29, 2012
    i'm jealous. nice work.
     
  6. trailmaker

    trailmaker

    506
    May 15, 2011
    Nice!
     
  7. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Holy crap! Well done. [​IMG]


    That's the money shot for me. Really sexy curves in that haft. Just wonderfully done from top to bottom. You should be proud.
     
  8. Blunt Forged Edge

    Blunt Forged Edge

    591
    May 15, 2012
    Superbly outstanding!
     
  9. omniviking

    omniviking

    Feb 9, 2008
    Very nice
     
  10. cattledog

    cattledog

    319
    Oct 7, 2011
    Hey Skog:
    Me thinks you enjoy photoing as much as making an axe purdy!
    I would wipe that one off when your done beating on it.:)
     
  11. made2cut

    made2cut Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 4, 2001
    Fantastic job, gives me something to work towards.
     
  12. OutdoorEnvy

    OutdoorEnvy

    308
    Nov 22, 2011
    Nice man. I really like the handle on that one. Really a great job on it.
     
  13. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    Sweet!!!
     
  14. Double Ott

    Double Ott

    Jan 3, 2011
    FRICK'N SAVAGE Nice workmanship Skog!

    Double Ott
     
  15. rwn2000

    rwn2000

    714
    Jan 6, 2003
    nice work, Skogniv.

    This might be a stupid question but what are the 2 holes drilled vertical in the handle for? Also, do you put wood glue on teh wedge before setting it?

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  16. A Visitor

    A Visitor

    387
    Jan 19, 2009
    Thanks for the tip. They look awesome.
     
  17. Bridger

    Bridger

    187
    May 20, 2009
    Well, that's all the motivation I need to get started on this.

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    You should get out there and start chopping. I'd like to know what to expect with these mysterious circle N axes. I hope they are of decent quality since I'd hate to go through all the trouble of hanging it and it not be a performer. That handle looks absolutely awesome. I haven't decided between and straight or curved handle on mine yet, but that beauty sure makes a solid argument to go for a curved handle.
     
  18. SkogKniv

    SkogKniv

    465
    Jul 25, 2009
    Sorry man, but I have no idea what drilled holes you are talking about. There are no drilled holes in the handle.

    I put a little linseed oil on the wedge before I drive it home. It stops the wedge from shaving on the way in. Makes a nice tight fit.
     
  19. Bridger

    Bridger

    187
    May 20, 2009
    Those are the points where the handle was mounted in a machine for shaping.
     
  20. SkogKniv

    SkogKniv

    465
    Jul 25, 2009
    My second to last youtube video I take one of these heads out for some use. I just took a little video of use, but I and my friend did a lot of chopping with it. The edge held up like a champ. After some good hard use, the edge was still popping hairs. Good steel for sure. No worries.
     

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