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Axe, Tomahawk & Hatchet Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Wood Splitter, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Thank you. Yes I am the guilty party that made the shaving horse. All from what I called at the time scraps.

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    Bob
     
  2. DrHenley

    DrHenley

    228
    May 31, 2019
    It is a 3 1/2# Jersey pattern Council. Not sure about the age, probably around 30 years old. I'll get it cleaned up and properly sharpened and post a picture of the head. When I rehung it, I had no experience and played it by ear. It was a lot more difficult than I expected.
     
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  3. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    Kreuzaxt action[​IMG]
     
  4. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    Hoffman Blacksmithing axes

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  5. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
  6. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I want to say this is a terrific photo of beautiful old working tools. Because you can’t hit “like” twice.
     
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  7. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    The severity of the thumbs-up's limitations.

    Only one is missing from the group photo. You guessed it, bandhacke.
     
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  8. william weeks

    william weeks

    7
    Aug 21, 2019
    I have been trying to a mod for a Cold Steel Viking Axe but I am having a problem. the handle dimeter is too small,
    I can hold the ax by the head and point the handle at the sky and see daylight on most all sides of the handle. when I take the set screw off the ax
    the ax head slides off the top of the handle. I have sent two back for this reason, and even switched models hoping that I would get a decent product to start with
    ( no luck) my new ax arrived today with the same problem.
    Any suggestions on a fix??
    1. making a new handle from scratch would be more than i want to do.
    2. it is unlikely that I can find a replacement close enough to fit at the local hard ware store
    3.I could try to heat the head and expand the opening for the handle but I don't have a forge or the equipment
    (Q...?) would it be possible to shim something into the area between the head of the ax and the handle ??
    .........................................any thoughts on this are welcome
     
  9. A17

    A17

    981
    Jan 9, 2018
    Try taking the screw off, tapping on the top of the haft until the head is solid, and then you should be good. If the head can slide off both ends of the handle, you'll have to make a new one.
     
  10. william weeks

    william weeks

    7
    Aug 21, 2019
    Try taking the screw off, tapping on the top of the haft until the head is solid, - a-17

    when i take the screw off the head slides off the top part of the handle ( as I described)
    I have returned several axes with the same problem

    "I have been trying to a mod for a Cold Steel Viking Axe but I am having a problem. the handle dimeter is too small,
    I can hold the ax by the head and point the handle at the sky and see daylight on most all sides of the handle. when I take the set screw off the ax
    the ax head slides off the top of the handle." - WW
     
  11. A17

    A17

    981
    Jan 9, 2018
    I guess a new handle is in order then.
     
  12. william weeks

    william weeks

    7
    Aug 21, 2019
    what I would like to do is take the head to a black smith and have the diameter of the hole for the handle enlarged. that might make it worth the effort of making a new handle.
     
  13. william weeks

    william weeks

    7
    Aug 21, 2019
    I called cold steel about the loose fitting of the ax head to the handle, they suggested that I soak the top part of the handle in water
    ( to expand the wood) has anyone tried this -- and will this weaken the wood in this area of the handle?
     
  14. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    DON'T use water it's pointless. Unless you're in a bind in the middle of the woods or something. It'll only work until the wood dries. You can hang it and then let the haft sit in a Tupperware container with BLO in it. It'll wick up and expand it some.
    But ideally you want a proper fitting haft to begin with and THEN soak it.
     
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  15. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    Archaic Nederlands Timmermansbijl,ANTB, ( Carpenter's axe of the Netherlands ) with his new-made handle hung on there like that.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. stilet

    stilet

    6
    Feb 3, 2018
  17. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    I remember well speaking with Roselli at the market near the pier in Helsinki where he was hawking blades. In those days he was a bit of a lonely figure, now I take it his business is roaring. Something to do with internet exposure? Got me one of his neat garlic choppers back then.
     
  18. Storm Crow

    Storm Crow KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 12, 2006
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