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What did you rehang today?

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

  1. Kevin Houtzager

    Kevin Houtzager

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    Jun 25, 2017
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  2. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    Good morning this Monday...

    Not a rehang for me but a first hang.

    ...I did thin the handle a bit, delaquer and give it a knob like feel/style...

    The axe head as I received it...

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    The Link House Axe handle, off the shelf.

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    Result...

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    Weight total about 2&1/4lb.
    17" from top of the eye to bottom of the knob.
    I plan to improve my skills for the next hang...

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    Thanks for looking.

    Miller CT
     
  3. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Thanks for sharing! The space there could be filled with another shaped piece of wedge material or even a small piece of hickory - just to keep the elements out.
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    I like the knob end. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    Thanks AgentH

    I wasn't quite sure how to remedy that, I have read from a few posts exactly what you suggest and think that's what I will attempt from a broken hickory maul handle I have been saving.

    Can't wait to hang the Kelly!!
    ...still patiently searching for two handles that scream out to the Plumb and Collins heads I have.

    Crafting, carving and shaping my own handles, definetly in my future!!

    Wife wife thinks I have OCD.
    I told her stop thinking and just embrace it.
     
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  5. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    I can appreciate that a wedge is often not tall enough to fully fill the vertical kerf and that achieving a full length fit may require a second piece of wedge. There is lots of support at the eye sides of tear shapes but the tight turns at both the top and bottom are tough to fill. Sometimes I think the Europeans have it right when they manufacture D shaped eyes so that there's fully positive contact at the top of the eye by virtue of being able to shape a haft much more precisely.
     
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  6. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    Thank you 300

    I look forward to trying my hand at filling that gap with a nice piece out of an older broken hickory handle. In hindsight using a longer wedge, even with a little shaping, would possibly have filled that narrow gap nicely. Got me thinking, I love it!

    I also look forward to my next hang. The Craftsmanship I have viewed in this forum is motivating and inspiring.
     
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  7. junkenstien

    junkenstien

    780
    Feb 15, 2017
    20170831_204124.jpg 3lb head 30 inch handle,hates box elder as much as I do
     
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  8. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
  9. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Those are rich with age yet new. For some reason I like the paint splatter on the conventional hatchet. Nice work on those JB.
     
  10. halfaxe

    halfaxe

    Nov 29, 2012
    That's a nice group. I always take 0000 steel wool to old paint on a handle to remove it. Not that it's the only way, just my axe OCD.
     
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  11. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
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  12. Camperspecial

    Camperspecial

    32
    Jul 10, 2017
    Man, I love box elder. Wish we had more of it around here.
    Real nice looking axe and handle!
     
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  13. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    It's related to maple and from what I've heard it makes a fine syrup.

    I recall having a couple trees on our property as a kid. One was a climber. ;)
    The other was too close to a rental unit and came down for firewood - good firewood.
     
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  14. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
  15. junkenstien

    junkenstien

    780
    Feb 15, 2017
    Never made syrup from them,front half of the yard is full of silver maple get it from them.Hate them mostly for the bugs don't care for all the work either,after that one I have four more that size that are all split and dying to cut down.
     
  16. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    My 2nd hang.
    It's not perfect but it's strong.
    It feels great, weight and balance.
    Kelly Registered 3lb. 28" Hickory, thinned & shaved, off the shelf Link handle...
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    Thanks for looking

    ⚒✔ Miller ⚒
     
  17. junkenstien

    junkenstien

    780
    Feb 15, 2017
    Very nice.3lb ct pattern is my favorite chopper
     
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  18. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    I will say in my limited experience, knowledge and arsenal...I agree

    I really like it the CT Pattern.
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    Thanks for looking
    Miller
     
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  19. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Looks good but woud look great with some file work, maybe a half banana grind.
     
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  20. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    I like the idea, and will need to do a little reading on the banana grind . I can assume what it is, shape/contour of sharpened & polished bit, heel to toe.
    I agree it would probably look better, though I do also like the look she has now, her badge as a user then stuck in a drawer till I found her. (I am just happy I didn't soak her in vinegar)

    Thanks squarepeg
     

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