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It followed me home (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Steve Tall, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Not a bad for a first boys axe is say, a little rough around the edges but they gave 'em what they needed where it really mattered.

    As we speak the fawns foot is being glued, I was able to get the head up a bit and carve just enough wood away to set the head back down with 1/16" proud.
    I don't know if BLO is going to swell it enough, but the wedge looks like it's popping out a little so I'm hoping I can just set it back down and be good to go.
     
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  2. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Safe to say that is the first oil it has seen since leaving the factory given its good condition. I hope it tightens up for you. Do you soak the head or just dab it in there. I usually throw mine head down in a bucket for a day or so. I've heard others say that is ridiculous. Just curious. I'm new to all this and trying to learn as much as I can.

    Also, since you brought up trying to get 1/16" proud out of it. Is that just personal preference? I see it from time to time. I really like the looks of it. And I am for sure going to try that on my next hang. Is that the way it is supposed to be, or just another way of doing things? Again, I'm just trying to learn.
     
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  3. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Oh no. Haha

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/6lb-axe-riveting-discussion-on-proud-hafts.1642837/
     
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  4. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    It's a common practice that helps a head stay tight, the proud wood spreads out.

    Normally I just put some on the wood repeatedly, but a soak would probably do this one some good.
    I tried putting some duct tape around so the oil can sit there and soak in but it just ran out , when I wiped it off a bunch of the sticker came with it.
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    This is what it looked like when I got it.
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    Kind of a bummer, but there wasn't all that much there anyway and I don't need that sticker to know what it is.
     
  5. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    812
    Apr 20, 2017
    I picked up a Disston D42 Victory in great shape. $20, but i think it was worth it. Everything looks right, not much rust, both horns and handle in generally good shape, medallion looks like war time.

    Oh and a ring dog.
     
  6. Meek1

    Meek1

    153
    Aug 11, 2019
    Ah, that makes a lot of sense. Thank you for the feedback! Still looks good from here!
     
  7. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    812
    Apr 20, 2017
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    It looks to have been barely used at all. Just need to figure out how to reveal all the etching as gently as possible.
     
  8. junkenstien

    junkenstien

    755
    Feb 15, 2017
    Nice one Hns the six ridge eyes are the best i think,got a four ridge eye boys axe like that and it must have been right before they went out of business its the worst finish i have seen on a true temper.Glad to see not all the foil labels are like that.
     
  9. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    PM me please.
     
  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    The finish on this one is rough ground on the top bottom and poll, but that's just from a very coarse grinding belt or wheel and the head isn't misshapen or anything.
     
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  11. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Can't pm you your inbox is full. Sending email now...
     
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  12. Meek1

    Meek1

    153
    Aug 11, 2019
    Looks like a good one. Does it have the eagle? I can make out the V. But that's about all my eyes will allow LOL. Look forward to seeing how it turns out!
     
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  13. holo07

    holo07 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2008

    Here are more pictures

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  14. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I found something sharp! And pretty cool if you ask me. W. Campbell. St. Johns New Brunswick[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I wire wheeled it and oiled it; [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    This one is pretty old I think. Made between 1879-1891 from info I've seen. At the most I'll just hone the edge that's there and I might not do that. Thanks for checking it out!
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
  15. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    This followed (arrived) me home as well today. $39 shipped. Good pieces this time and solid 8-9oz weight.
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    These are the pieces from one bag;
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    That's a lot of axe masks!
     
  16. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    812
    Apr 20, 2017
    It looks to. The etchings are extensive. Just after I was talking about how I don't go in for these much I ran into this feller. The saving grace being it doesn't need anything except to be cleaned up.
     
  17. Meek1

    Meek1

    153
    Aug 11, 2019
    Score! Nicely done!
     
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  18. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    That is cool, nice score!
     
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  19. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
  20. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Has anyone ever seen this handle style on a hatchet? I picked it up just because it was unique. I can't make out any markings, there is something that may have been a makers mark at one point. But I just can't see it. Maybe someone more familiar with this style would have a suggestion?
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