What did you rehang today?

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

  1. Agent_H

    Agent_H

    Aug 21, 2013
    Since Red Knight came up, here is a boy's axe I've wanted to make right.
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    It picked it up on the white with red swell handle. It will go back on it.
     
  2. npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Please leave the paint on the handle!!
     
  3. Agent_H

    Agent_H

    Aug 21, 2013
    Of course. The palm swell needs some material removed but cleaned and oiled, it will be good.
    The sharp bit is what needs attention.
     
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  4. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Can’t wait to see it finished! The distressed paint has the look.
     
  5. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Awesome! Can't wait to see it finished! Where did you find that one?
    Honestly I had never heard of(or paid attention to) the Red Knight line. But now that I stumbled on that Connecticut pattern and have been looking there really aren't many around.
     
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  6. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Yes it is definitely one of my favorites! Also because of that helve too though. Been saving that one for a long time.
    I made a mask for that axe last evening. I sewed it, with a welt, but it's still a simple one. Although I used a stud this time and not a snap.
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    And thanks to everyone else too. I feel privileged to own these tools. Some of them are really beautiful! But it's not nearly as much fun if you can't share em a little with like minded folks.
     
  7. quinton

    quinton

    Nov 4, 2006
    A little Homestead hatchet on a Ward's Master Quality handle pattern.
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    Wedged with sassafras again.
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  8. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Beautifully done! Absolutely PERFECT grain alignment on haft AND wedge.... ;) It's a smart looking hatchet.
     
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  9. quinton

    quinton

    Nov 4, 2006
    Thank you, Sir!
     
  10. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Good Monday morning...I managed to rehang this young fella over the weekend.

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    26½" oak haft
    3lb Plumb National
    Dark walnut & poplar wedge
    Total weight 3½lbs
    Hand filed, Nicholson USA-flat bastard & mill bastard
     
  11. DB_Cruiser

    DB_Cruiser

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    Jul 17, 2018
    Wow! That is really an amazing old axe, Miller. Beautiful work!
     
  12. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    What he said.
     
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  13. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Thank you DB, i appreciate your kind words.
    I found myself without enough wedges or material of proper length and got a little creative.

    Its a solid, tight hang and i am pleased :)

    Thanks again :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  14. Travbud1

    Travbud1

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    Aug 7, 2015
    Haven't had a chance to post anything in ages it seems! A while back I had a co-worker ask for a nice axe to take camping, her cheapo metal handled hatchet wasn't quite cutting it at the fire pit.

    I found this boy's axe for just a few bucks, got it all cleaned up and put a decent edge on it, and popped it onto a House Handle 28" stick. Of course it needed a quick leather mask too. Should serve her well!

    The head has remnants of blue paint and is stamped with a "P" and a "1" on opposite sides.

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  15. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I love how dark that haft turned out! Is that just blo? It's beautiful with that head on it. It seems like you've got a bunch of national patterns. Do I have that right? I seem to recall you posting a bunch of them.
    Also, I'm curious, did you hang it closed on purpose or was it a consequence of filling the bottom of the eye?
    Sometimes I end up having to hang some more closed than I want to make sure it's good n' full on the bottom!
     
  16. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Thank you. Just BLO and i intentionally hung it as closed as possible while keeping maximum contact to the tongue. I love a closed hang :cool::thumbsup:

    I have 3 national pattern plumbs including this most recent.
    One a scout on original haft...a near future project.
    The other is a a 1¾lb hatchet i inherited from my grandfather

    Hope to find more:thumbsup::cool:
     
  17. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Looks gorgeous.
    Some hafts just turned out that dark, I've got one that turned out this dark and one might swear these were torched
     
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  18. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Thanks man.
    This handle was covered in tar and or pitch...globbed and bubbled in places. Generally used, abused and never broken.

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    I gave it a scrape and some BLO

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  19. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I've had a couple that have really darkened up a lot with blo.[​IMG]
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    I've got a few others that got real dark after oil as well but can't seem to locate the photos.
    I find Miller's so cool because it's oak! Appears to me to be red oak though I'm not a hundred percent sure. I've never seen oak get that dark so it's encouraging! I'll have a lot of gorgeous hand made hafts in 50+ years! Lol.
     
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  20. jblyttle

    jblyttle

    Sep 3, 2014
    Plumb 3lb on a NOS 30" handle. I just had to scrape and oil it to let it's beauty show. The head was sharpened with 3 grades of files and will catch on a fingernail.

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