What did you rehang today?

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

  1. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    For thar purpose it's perfect. It really is a beautiful piece of art.

    And I like your casting idea. I've been toying with a similar idea to make a model of the inside of the eye of a kirve. But I'm thinking of using something more like Play-doh because I'm afraid anything that fully hardens would be difficult to remove.

    Did you take any steps to help your cast remove easily?
     
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  2. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    Well, I was molding the outside of something not the inside. I just put a couple layers of plastic wrap one it and the cast material popped right off the conical like spike.
    I don’t really know about the inside of one of those crazy eyes.
     
  3. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Yeah, I thought about plastic wrap too. But I didn't think it would do much good inside a kirve. Couldn't keep it in place.

    I just had a crude thought about another way to do it but I won't even mention it here.
     
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  4. junkenstien

    junkenstien Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    Thehuntforbigfish dotcom has stuff for casting hard and soft lures and how tos.have watched some never done it just thought about it.
     
  5. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Decided to catch up on some hatchets.

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  6. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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  7. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Hope everyone made it through all the ice and snow. Have a safe weekend!
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  8. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    Just banged this out last night. I know they’re kinda a novelty but I wanted a representative model in my collection.
    It’s just a Tennessee Hickory handle I sanded down from the mules leg that it was and flame treated.
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    It’s funny, in the NYT article they said something about “axes with ombre handles”. LoL :D
     
  9. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I like those! Cool looking axes.
     
  10. Au_Craftsman

    Au_Craftsman

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    Oct 2, 2019
    Yesterday I found my great grandfathers M tooth saw and St.Catherines Kelly Tasmanian pattern which he used to build the family house over a hundred years ago. Ground a steep convex and rehung on the old handle so it still puts in work when splitting. [​IMG]
     
  11. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    That's a beautiful bow saw! Nice to see one with the original (presumeably) blade. Nice find on the axe too! Are the details about the axe stamped in it somewhere? Would you post some better photos of the axe? I'd love to see a little more of it! :)
     
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  12. Au_Craftsman

    Au_Craftsman

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    Oct 2, 2019
    Yeah all good I will take a photo for you, when it was passed down to my Grandpa he hung it and painted the head with his trademark gray. He was in the army but not into axes that much so it wasnt in great condition when I got it.

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    It's hard to read but it because of the paint but it says
    KELLY AXE AND TOOL CO
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    MADE IN CANADA

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    I tried my first cross wedge and although not the prettiest its very tight [​IMG]

    Unfortunately my grandfather didn't hang the handle too well when it was given to him, I tried my best to rehang it on the same one but since alot of the top was ruined I had to make it much lower leaving space at the bottom.

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    I made a wedge which looked like a cut in half cone and tried to fill the bottom which seems to have worked surprisingly well but only time will tell
     
  13. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Cool man. Nice axe and even better story. What I would give to have one of my grandfathers axes! He used to make them!! But my uncles pillaged his old shop long before I was even born so anything of value has long since been taken away.
    I don't blame you for reusing that helve. I probably would have too. Thanks for the extra pics!
     
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  14. Au_Craftsman

    Au_Craftsman

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    Oct 2, 2019
    Yeah wow that would be amazing having someone in the family who used to make them. Btw any idea if the saw is broken? I know nothing about them but one handle seems cut off?
     
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  15. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    No that's how they come. One is almost always longer. They used to make a whole bunch of different styles but that is by far the most common.
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    Just a couple pages from one catalogue. My Bigelow and Dowse catalogue has quite a few more.
     
  16. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Some great hangs here recently.
    I've got some other projects going on right now and don't have a handle for it anyways, otherwise I'd be hanging a plumb hatchet today.
     
  17. Au_Craftsman

    Au_Craftsman

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    Oct 2, 2019
    Oh right great so do you hold the long side closer to your body? Sorry If it's a dumb question but just don't know. The frame still seems solid so how would I go about restoring it so I can test it out?
     
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  18. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    No need for a restore most likely! Just tighten the turnbuckle a little so the blade is taut and, holding the long handle, go to town!
     
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  19. Au_Craftsman

    Au_Craftsman

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    Oct 2, 2019
    Thanks very much Will give it a go
     
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  20. junkenstien

    junkenstien Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    Are all Tasmanian patterns flat cheeked?
     
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