What did you rehang today?

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

  1. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Not all healed up by any means. It's getting there though! If im careful I'm able to do most everything. Just takes me a bit longer. I worked some today though not as long as I should have. :confused: I instead put some time into my axe...;). Thanks for asking!
     
  2. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    After shaving this handle to accommodate the small double bit Beatty I stained, oiled, and waxed the raw wood with regular axe wax and dark wax. (Also on the kerf and where I cut the end.)
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    Cheers!
     
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  3. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Looks beautiful! What type of stain did you use? It set nice and dark, I like that a lot!
     
  4. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    Thanks! It’s Minwax Puritan Pine. It was literately just the closest thing to me at the time. (It was in the shop and I didn’t want to walk out to the van for something different.). The antiquing wax does a lot to making those areas I sanded look old again.
     
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  5. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    awesome Beatty Axe! I love it! I've never seen one like that! didn't know they made a DB axe.
     
  6. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
    i love it so much, i never knew there was an american eared DB, thought it was an irish thing
     
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  7. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Well I finally got around to hanging grandpas old kelly perfect 4lb. I put it on a 36” link club of a handle. Shaved it way down and cut 2 inches off to make it 34”.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Overall I am very happy the way it turned out. It’s fun to swing and feels good. This thing holds a special place in my heart so I took my time with her. You can see on one side I left the dings on her from where gramps beat on her. I filed one side smooth a while back but decided to leave it on the other side. Looking back I wish i would of left it on both sides but can’t go back. Thanks for looking.
     
  8. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    A couple more. With a local brew.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  9. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    nurse practitioner, what stain did you use on the haft of your Grandfather's Kelly?
     
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  10. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    No stain. I found this axe head in his shed a few years back and it’s the one that got me into axes so I wanted to give it a little character. I scorched it lightly with a torch and didn’t like the way it looked so I kept going until I was happy with the look. Sanded then blo while it was still hot.
     
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  11. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    No stain. I found this axe head in his shed a few years back and it’s the one that got me into axes so I wanted to give it a little character. I scorched it lightly with a torch and didn’t like the way it looked so I kept going until I was happy with the look. Sanded then blo while it was still hot.
     
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  12. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Looks great man! You honored him well. That is some good looking wedge work, and I love the handle. Well done!
     
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  13. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Standard duplicate post
     
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  14. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Sorry, how do I delete these.
     
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  15. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    :cool::thumbsup:



    Bob
     
  16. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Thanks man I appreciate that.
     
  17. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    Hung a couple axes this weekend, both on 32" link handles I got from ACE.

    First was my 6lb embossed Flint edge head. Turned out ok, but I wish I could go back and re do it. 32" total length, the eye was so deep on this head that even seated all the way down on the shoulder i only cut about 1/2" off the top at the most.
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    The next was my old 8lb maul that I used for years. Before this, I had it on a 36" bent link handle that I put on probably at least 10 years ago - and it lasted for probably 25+ cords of wood. The old handle wasn't great and had crazy run out (this was before I knew what run out was and how to select a good handle - but even back then I liked splitting with a bent handle). but it took a decade and tons of wood for the handle to crack at the runout and that is with an 8lb maul head - so I'm not convinced that runout is terrible on a 3lb axe handle.
    anyways, the maul hang went way better and I'm much happier with the hang, really nice and tight with awesome wedge depth. Both handles got thinned and octagonalized with my 4 in hand rasp dude - except the grip which I leave round(oval), but thinned a little and left rough (as recommended by Bernie Weisgerberin the Axe to Grind video). The maul handle ended up about 30" total which I've decided is the optimal length for me.
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  18. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Those look great! Makes me itch for healed fingers and better weather!
    May I ask, why aren't you happy with the flint edge? It looks great from here! Handsome axe!
     
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  19. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    well, I was trying to hang the head as low as I could because the head is so tall and I took too much off the shoulder so that when I drove the head down, the poll didn't have more resistance than the bit so I couldn't get the head to hang quite as closed as I wanted. Also I didn't thin the handle down quite as much as I would have liked. Its fine, I just could have done better.
     
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  20. VintageAxe

    VintageAxe Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2011
    First up is a Kelly World's Finest boy's axe I redid for a friend.
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    On a Beavertooth handle.

    This is an older looking True Temper pulaski, I was just touching up the hang but I don't think I posted pics of it here before. I kind of think the U.S.F.S. stamp was from the factory but I'm not sure. The spacing and alignment are pretty good if it was done by a guy with a hammer. Still needs sharpening...
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    The handle is one of a pair I found when I was in the hardware store to buy some toilet fixing supplies and took a swing through the tool handle aisle. Both had pretty much perfect grain and came from a log that had some beautiful curly figure to it!
     

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