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What did you rehang today?

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

  1. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
  2. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Gold Member

    768
    Oct 18, 2007
    quick and dirty hang on a no name axe eye 8lb maul, re-profiled it pretty heavy,flat face and a thin convex secondary bevel, loving my new grizzly grinder for this. Put it on a 28 inch handle, I prefer a short handle on my splitters. Next to a fiskars x25 and a helko saxon splitter, and some of the work load these folks have ahead of them. I used it a bit tonight, love it, maybe if it was 2-3 inches longer it would be perfect.
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ian Hockensmith, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ian Hockensmith, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ian Hockensmith, on Flickr
     
  3. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    537
    Mar 31, 2018
    Are you splitting maple there? Nice job on the maul! I agree with your last sentiment that a longer haft would work better. It does for me anyway.
     
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  4. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Gold Member

    768
    Oct 18, 2007
    @Yankee Josh its hickory I think and my ideal handle is 30-32 inches. I like being closer to my work. A little father back and I have to step forward to pick up halved rounds. It's nice to just bend or squat to pick them up.
     
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  5. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    537
    Mar 31, 2018
    I find peoples individual preferences interesting. I prefer 32"-36" for falling, 28"-32" for standing chop and 36" for splitting. We have hickory in Maine but it grows 2-1/2 hrs south of where i live so i haven't even seen one. I guess that's why i didn't recognize it. The grain looks somewhat like maple but the bark doesn't.
     
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  6. cityofthesouth

    cityofthesouth

    Jan 29, 2014
    Very nice!
     
  7. FLINT77

    FLINT77

    212
    Apr 8, 2013
    Looks like silver maple to me.

    Maul looks great! the final overall length must be less than 28" though right? My Fiskars x25 is maybe 28 1/2 inches and your maul is clearly shorter than the fiskars.
     
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  8. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Gold Member

    768
    Oct 18, 2007
    Having @Yankee Josh say something about the species made me check it out this morning in the snow. I looked at a couple silver maples in my forest. I'm on the fence now. The trees at my place were easily half the age of this one. The one waited to split has much broader and longer furrows and scales then my maples. The wood is harder then maple as well. I think it might be a mockernut hickory?

    And yes the overall length of the handle was 28 before I hung it. so it is a little shorter. Came off a baileys faller axe.
     
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  9. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
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    @Brian Rust used some of that walnut you sent and a chunk from a broken ratchet for the wedging.

    i picked 2 of these little knob end handles back in... i think september. over all i have $14 in it, 5 on the handle and 9 on the head
     
  10. junkenstien

    junkenstien

    595
    Feb 15, 2017
    Looks like silver maple to me too.When its dry its not the softest.
     
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  11. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Gold Member

    768
    Oct 18, 2007
    Alright after looking at and comparing tree pics all day. I agree that's it's silver maple. Guess that old mature bark and the lack of any of the crown threw me for a loop. Sorry to detail the thread. Here's a pic of some axes I hung to get back on track.
    [​IMG]Untitled by Ian Hockensmith, on Flickr
     
  12. Anthony Va.

    Anthony Va.

    16
    Monday
    My newest sager I just finished it today. I'll post a pic if I can figure out how
     
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  13. Anthony Va.

    Anthony Va.

    16
    Monday
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  14. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    537
    Mar 31, 2018
    I made this haft from ash about 6 months ago. It wasn't fully seasoned yet(i thought it was)so it shrank and the hang became loose. I recently acquired a Chinese made s&n. I'm pleasantly surprised of the quality in all respects. I hung it closed on purpose planning to use it for standing chop/juggling. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I'm happy with it. Feels good in hand. I'll let you guys know how it holds up to use. Have a good one!
     
  15. Flyrod444

    Flyrod444

    14
    Jan 7, 2018
    Looks great with a nice handle in it. If steel is good should work as well as it looks.
     
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  16. Curt Hal

    Curt Hal Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 8, 2014
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  17. muleman77

    muleman77

    297
    Jan 24, 2015
    Beautiful job on that :)
     
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  18. Malus

    Malus

    19
    Dec 24, 2018
    This one just needed a new wedge. Originally had black locust, but it kept backing out with use.
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    I used a piece of cherry this time and feel better about it.

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  19. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    @Curt Hal , the cheeks on your ax (post 5217) are thick. Hang looks good. DM
     

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