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What did you rehang today?

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

  1. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
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  2. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

    Jul 31, 2017
    Interesting choice of the handle: Is the poll hardened?
    I need some pointers: What is the difference between Dayton and Yankee patterns?
     
  3. TJLyon711

    TJLyon711 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2019
    Thanks! I'm not a very tall guy, just under 6 foot, I tend to favor the 27-31" handle length range on anything from 2# to 4# heads. I'm definitely not the pattern identifying master, this homestead could very well be a Dayton pattern. I imagine there being more of a sweep/flare to the toe and heel on Dayton's than this particular axe has, but I suppose it could just be from wear and use over time.

    Edit: no I do not believe the poll is hardened on this axe, although I did not put a file to it. It has some slight mushrooming, suggesting it's not hardened, in my opinion.
     
  4. garry3

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    Sep 11, 2012
  5. TJLyon711

    TJLyon711 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2019
    Red Ridge! Yes that's what I saw the axes with similar bevels listed as in I believe a reproduction Sears Roebuck catalog. I looked at alot of catalogs that day, from 1896-1908 I believe.
     
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  6. JLRubicon

    JLRubicon

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    Sep 3, 2019
    This handle was my first attempt at making my own handle out of an old broken axe handle. I decided against this handle for the hatchet head I bought off someone which had no handle. I just didn't like the shape and length and ended up making another. I saved this handle hoping I would be able to use it someday. I ended up purchasing a Marbles No.6 hatchet on eBay and the handle on it was not too good at all. I figured I would try to make one and ended up using my first timer handle. I cut it down and re shaped it a bit and it worked out pretty good. Definitely a bit of a pain with the Marbles eye shape. It took quite a bit of work to get it to fit properly. It is far from perfect, didn't quite fill in the eye completely and a little bit of space on the bottom but it is solid. I'll take it though, definitely more pride in knowing you made it yourself.
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  7. Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Wow, great job! That takes a lot of patience to make your own handle for a marbles. Looks awesome! Great grain!
     
  8. JLRubicon

    JLRubicon

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    Sep 3, 2019
    Thanks a lot!! It was a bit of a challenge but very rewarding.
     
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  9. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
    @Old Axeman I'm sure the first time I choked up on it and took a swing I would have made the decision you suggested, thinned it out a little more while I was at it. Thanks
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  10. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    ☝️Huge improvement. Looks great!
     
  11. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
    Thanks

     
  12. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    got a flying fox head from @FortyTwoBlades a couple weeks ago and hung it on a 24" council tool velvicut handle, nice slim handle. What a slick little axe. Swung it around on some blow downs today. Really impressed with this set-up, light as a feather but still packs a punch.
    Also put some micarta handle slabs on a old box hatchet i had laying around while i was doing some other production fixed blade re handles, cause you know why not.
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  13. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    ^^^

    Nice work on both!
     
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  14. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    I chipped off a huge sliver on the back of the tongue while cutting a cross kerf to fill several wedge/nail holes. Originally i wanted to hang an old Bronson Townsend connie on it. The handle was from a Truper Collins.

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    Oh well.
    I always try to salvage and reuse, even repurpose a good or fair, once solid handle when I can. For now the Bronson will sit here, in full glory...

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    ...what i did manage to do...

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  15. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Got my hands on an unmarked, unfinished Barco half hatchet head (heat treated but unsharpened and the hammer face was left in a rough-machined state) and hafted it on a Council Tool Flying Fox handle I had kicking around. Black locust wedge and maple dowel wedge. The head rings like a bell in use.

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  16. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    You did quite well saving that old handle! I thought it was a Marbles at first with all those Mark's from the original wedges. Did you scrape in the octagon as well? It all works well together. Good looking hudson bay you just gave another chance to. Great combo, good job!
     
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  17. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Thanks i did shape the handle best i could, it was such a board. I am enjoying the length to weight and the way it looks too;)
     
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  18. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Wow, great job!
     
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  19. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    very nice!! I love the red paint!
     
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  20. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Earlier this week...
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    Connecticut
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    Damn i love this axe!
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