What did you rehang today?

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

  1. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    I finally completed rehanging this TT TOMAHAWK after several weeks of ownership. I guess you'd have to call it cross-wedged, but I didn't do it in the usual way. This is how it looked after I pulled the wedges:
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    So I filled the crack with a piece of wood salvaged from a discarded haft:
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    And trimmed out the center:
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    Then I refitted the haft by dropping it down on the shoulder as much as I dared. I cut a new wedge at approximately 5 degrees, coated everything with Swel-Lock, and drove the wedge home.
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    Here it is next to it's big brother, a TT TOMMY AXE:
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    The TOMMY AXE appears to have its original haft, hung at the factory.
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    The TOMAHAWK still needs some BLO and a fair amount of file work. I love the haft, even though I don't think it's original, and was determined to save it. I'm sure there are plenty of folks out there who could have done a better job in much less time, but I'm quite pleased with the results. Thanks for watching. T-A
     
  2. J.seaux

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    Apr 2, 2014
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  3. A17

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    Jan 9, 2018
    I think that haft is the original one as I've never seen an off-the-shelf hatchet handle that looked like that. I could easily be wrong, though.
     
  4. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    I can't say it's not original, but it's not marked. The haft on the TOMMY AXE is clearly marked, strongly supporting the argument that it is original. Either way, I'm sure the TOMAHAWK haft is old, and I knew I wanted to save it if I could. Thanks for your input. T-A
     
  5. J.seaux

    J.seaux

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    Apr 2, 2014
    Is anyone familiar with Fulton handles? I’m having trouble finding info
     
  6. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Rebranded for Sears maybe.
     
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  7. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

    473
    Jan 24, 2008
    From what I have read, the original TT TOMAHAWK haft was faceted, having eight sides for several inches below the head. Notice my TT TOMMYAXE has the same eight-sided shape.
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    My TOMAHAWK has a haft with the proper curve but is not eight-sided. Since last I posted, I have applied four or five coats of BLO and filed the edge. JPEG_20200914_221004_6991007137768668667.jpg JPEG_20200914_221156_105630201931365059.jpg
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    Now it's easier to see how tight the haft fits and how the wedging looks with BLO. I think my haft is vintage but likely a replacement, that is, unless TT did not consistently use the faceted haft throughout production of the TOMAHAWK.
    So far I've used it to chop through two 3-4 inch oak limbs without seeing any movement between the head and the haft. So far, so good! BTW, I intentionally ground a less than perfect edge in favor of conserving metal. Those last few tiny nicks will disappear with future sharpening.
    Thanks for watching.T-A
     
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  8. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

    473
    Jan 24, 2008
    Beautiful TOMMY, nice tight hang! I think I recall reading that TT released a trio, including the TOMAHAWK, the TOMMY AXE, and a third one, but I can't remember what the third one was. Do you know? Do you have one?? T-A
     
  9. jblyttle

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    Sep 3, 2014
    I don't recall...
     
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  10. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    You may be thinking of the Dynamic True Temper :thumbsup:

    I need to stumble across the TOMAHAWK to complete my trio :cool:
     
  11. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Same here, where do we find those?? Maybe you could just grab two?
     
  12. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    DYNAMIC sounds familiar, and the shape, with the convexly-curved topline, sure makes it look like a first cousin to the TOMAHAWK and the TOMMYAXE. That got me rummaging through draws where I found this little moderately abused hatchet.
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    No. TPB. It has a similar profile to the DYNAMIC, but it has the waffle-faced pommel and TWO nail pull notches. Now I need to find a DYNAMIC that I can afford. Thanks to all for the input. T-A
     
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  13. rjdankert

    rjdankert

    Mar 10, 2011
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  14. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    Wow! I might be the only one on my block with one of those! Funny that the top line of mine has a more pronounced convex curve than the one in the catalog image. Thanks for the info. T-A
     
  15. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    True Temper Flint Edge House Axe

    2¾lbs total
    17¼"
    3⅞" Bit
    Beautifully aged and weathered handle, rehung

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  16. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Yes it's the Dynamic. A nail notch hatchet, smooth poll.

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  17. Desert_Fox

    Desert_Fox

    36
    Jun 10, 2020
    Got this 4 pound Belknap Bluegrass axe a couple months back from a indoor flea market. I removed it from the handle it was on, cleaned up the rust and hung it on a store bought handle I got for a good buy. I’ve bought about 6 handles from them and am satisfied with the quality and price. Very nice grain on this one. Finished with BLO
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    interesting marking underneath the eye which looks to be F.O. Does anyone know what that means??

    This axe is a tank. I am having some trouble with it getting stuck if I don’t angle the chop enough though. It has a real thin bit but tapers thick.
     
  18. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    3½lb
    Michigan Pattern
    Beautifully Pitted
    Traffic Stopping Bevels

    4½lbs Total
    33" Long
    4⅝" Bit

    Collins Axe paper label Commander is my guess. Lewistown Pa.

    Rehung on the handle it came to me with

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  19. Bradenk1987

    Bradenk1987 Basic Member Basic Member

    225
    Nov 11, 2013
    ^^^^
    That’s a looker for sure!
     
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