What did you rehang today?

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

  1. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Looks awesome man! Can't wait to see it with the black mask, it will really pop. Nice job! Hope you find some more for comparison!
     
  2. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    I'm sure you probably saw this already. If not it may be a good starting point. Vaughan & Bushnell 1941 ad
     
  3. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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  4. TJLyon711

    TJLyon711 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2019
    Looks like it's ready for work! I'd swing that! Nice job!
     
  5. TJLyon711

    TJLyon711 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Finished this Wards Master Quality yesterday finally. I picked it up at an auction a few weeks ago. It's a beast! 2 lb. 10oz total, at 17.5" OAL. If the handle wouldn't have been in such wonderful condition I'd have hung it on a 26-28" haft. But I LOVE this handle which appears original to me. It's in really good condition. I used some steel wool to pop the grain, and gave it some coats of BLO followed by a couple coats of a citrus beeswax. Rehung with a poplar wedge, and used just a little wood filler inside the tongue where a metal wedge had done some damage. I'm happy with the results. Still need to do a final honing on the bit. No filing needed on this one! Here are some poser pics.

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  6. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Sweet!

    Looks like a house axe.
     
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  7. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    I hung these last night. Does this count?
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    I hung a Kelly Perfect too. But it is still taking an oil bath. Will post pics later today.
     
  8. TJLyon711

    TJLyon711 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2019
    Great looking wall, and great idea for storage/display! I'm making a mental note of this one!
     
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  9. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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  10. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    BEAUTIFUL handle and rehang!!!!
     
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  11. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    ReHung my 4lb Flint Edge Jersey today. The original hang was with a house handle with a weirdly constricted grip and tiny swell, so I pulled the head and rehung it on a decent 32" link handle. Shaved it down fairly slim, hung the head on pretty low and solid and spent some time getting the grip/swell right. Got it all coated with my Tung/Citrus/Tar mix and now drying in the living room which my wife loves (NOT!!). The wood in this handle has a good amount to color to it, but there are some light splotches in it as well. Final length 31", total weight 4lbs 13oz.

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  12. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Sexy AF! Really nice looking pair man!
    Seeing that utility trailer gives me pangs for that Homestead/Adirondack axe I missed out on! Lol. Can't get 'em all!
    Great job with your hang though. Jerseys are great looking axes. Especially when hung right!
     
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  13. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Dang, your link handles look way nicer than the ones I have found. Nice job on the swell! That 4 lbs head looks massive. Great job!!
     
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  14. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Good morning, I have a quick question. You got this from the 1940 catalog correct? I had found the 1921, 1940 and 1941 in PDF and saved them all. My question is that the 1921 does not have any axes pictured. Was Vaughan that late in the axe game? I don't have any other references other than these (3) catalogs. So I thought I would ask.
     
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  15. TJLyon711

    TJLyon711 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Got 2 projects finished up today. Collins 1-3/4lb hatchet on original handle (17" OAL), and a 2-1/4lb Plumb on the handle it was on when I got it, had a sticker on it, older looking, no bar code, some company out of Ohio I couldn't quite make out the name (27.5" OAL). Super happy with how the Plumb turned out, and the Collins I feel I could have spent more time shaping the dowel I used to soak up the gap in the front. Both are fully seated on bottom of eye, nice and tight, nice and straight. I think I'm starting to get the "hang" of this! At any rate, I'm addicted and loving every minute of it!

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  16. Trailsawyer

    Trailsawyer Gold Member Gold Member

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    According to "Axe Makers of North America, Vaughan was founded about 1869. In 1882 they went into a partnership and were incorporated as Vaughan & Bushnell. In 1922, Vaughan's purchased all of the shares, and became sole owners again.
     
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  17. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Great job, looking good!
     
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  18. TJLyon711

    TJLyon711 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2019
    Should we assume anything with a Vaughn & Bushnell maker mark on it was made sometime between 1882-1922 then?
     
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  19. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    I'm pretty sure the 1940 and 1941 both still used Vaughan & Bushnell as the name. I can double check in the morning.
     
  20. TJLyon711

    TJLyon711 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2019
    Interesting. I guess I will have to do some research on it now. Thanks for the insight!
     
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