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What did you rehang today?

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

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I rehung that Dayton today.
    I can't stand the full sized poor excuse for a fawns foot handle house offers, but since I've never tried their house axe handle and already have two full sized 3.5lb axes I figured I'd try one.
    let me tell you , house sure knows how to waste a prime piece of hickory with their axe handles.

    Here it is as I got it, slipped mostly on the had with no fitting ( probably the only positive about it )
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    I knew it couldn't get any worse and since I got an old Seymour Smith and sons spokeshave in the mail today I figured I'd just go at it as a first practice with a tool I've never used before.
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    There's definitely a learning curve with these, and as you can see I ended up taking off a whole lot of wood.
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    Definitely more than I wanted.
     
  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Rehung the brush axe today, I went with a straight handle because a good fawns foot just isn't made anymore.

    This House company handle was very inconsistently shaped, but it responded and cooperated real well to my new to me spokeshave.
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  3. quinton

    quinton

    Nov 4, 2006
    Those straight single bit handles have been a waist of good hickory for years now. I have ordered 2 of those over the years hoping they would fix their lathe issues, they haven't, and seems they won't. I couldn't with conscience take someone's money for that kind egregious error on my part..But they continue.
     
  4. Curt Hal

    Curt Hal Gold Member Gold Member

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  5. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Well I was able make it right, but their fawns foot handles I don't think so.
    You're right though, they sure know how to waste a great piece of hickory, every handle I got from them was too nice of a piece of hickory for what they're making out of it.
     
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  6. A17

    A17

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  7. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
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    The camera added 10lbs to that handle :D
     
  8. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 17, 2018
    I actually wasn’t very happy with the result last time I hung this El Lobo and wouldn’t have wanted to sell it that way. So I rehung it and am much happier with it!
    Spending more time reprofiling the haft, It’s much slimmer, more elegant, and feels better in the hand. I flame treated it and used that Vintage Tools Co. natural BLO on it.
    I went with a hardwood wedge because it’s mainly for looks, but it’s in there pretty damn good. (I actually need to put some oil on that cut to bring out the color.)

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  9. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 17, 2018
    That’s a big difference!
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  10. Malus

    Malus

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    Dec 24, 2018
    This one was rehung a couple weeks ago, but I don't think I posted it in here. First axe handle I've ever made. It is a 2 1/4# GDR head on a 29" hop hornbeam handle.
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    Working on the edge. This head had barely ever been used. When I picked it up the edge was very steep. Took a lot of filing to put a banana grind on it, but I needed a thin axe for felling.

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    Here is the wedge in progress from a piece of black locust.
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    Just before assembling
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    Finally here it is helping me split out some ash staves. This round is destined to become two canoe paddles.

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    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
  11. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 20, 2017
    Carving a traditional paddle, huh? Ottertail or Beaver tail or the like? Gonna put a Northwoods grip on it?

    I take great delight in making canoe paddles, but I make laminates.
     
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  12. flexo

    flexo

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    Mar 14, 2013
    meanwhile brush is very thick!;)
     
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  13. flexo

    flexo

    283
    Mar 14, 2013
    good job; nice hatchet and even nicer sheath!
     
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  14. flexo

    flexo

    283
    Mar 14, 2013
    well done, and horn bean is not the easiest wood to carve!
     
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  15. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    The weeds and the grapevine ?
    Yeah I need to take care of that, I've got a workbench to build then I'll get the brush axe ready to go and take care
    Of that when I get time.
    The problem is that there was once an above ground pool in our backyard, and this is where all the Rocky dirt...ect went when the leveled the ground to install it.
    Luckily this thing is a bit on the softer side so it shouldn't chip too much.
     
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  16. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 20, 2017
    Here's a Flint Edge western I have been meaning to post but just got around to scraping and buttering up with my finishing goop of choice. Octagonalized from about a third up, hard to tell. Full banana Zen with Grobet files, just jumped from mill to a smooth cut and she shines. Posed on my fauxld shave horse. 20190120_075850-2016x980.jpg 20190120_084621-2016x5229.jpg 20190120_084701-2016x4253.jpg
     
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  17. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 20, 2017
    I got another one I didn't "officially" post up in here, a Kelly Perfect Jersey with a fine haft. Octagonalized, what I'm calling a knob end after a Keen Kutter (Kelly) Rockaway, sweet grain, feels like a million bucks. Did a fancy pants Oreo themed wedge :D

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  18. DarthTaco123

    DarthTaco123

    Mar 28, 2013
    I’ve not been active here on the forums for a while now, but here’s one of my latest restorations and rehangs. A nifty 3 1/2 lb Emerson and Stevens.
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  19. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Beautiful! What's the year stamp under the poll? And is the temperer's initial P or W? Just curious if you don't mind sharing.
     
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  20. DarthTaco123

    DarthTaco123

    Mar 28, 2013
    The date stamp is worn off, but it's a Watson.
     
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