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The Members Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by KiwiBloke, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. KiwiBloke

    KiwiBloke

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    Oct 2, 2018
    No one knows how to tie off paracord tightly? I'm sure hundreds of you have done it. Just need the name of the appropriate knot and i'll look it up. The over hand knot doesn't work.
     
  2. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    863
    Apr 20, 2017
    I usually use a surgeon's knot for tying paracord together. I made a collar once and it came out nice, but I used buckskin lacing. Not sure of a knot that won't be conspicuously large with paracord.
     
  3. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    980
    Dec 17, 2018
    I’ll try to tip you guys off to something cool although, like everything else, you probably all already know about it. lol

    Tandy Leather’s, Dr. Jackson’s Hide Rejuvenator creme is just the thing for bringing new life to leather that has been neglected for decades. Made specifically for that, it works amazing well at making that 80 year old decaying axe sheath look and feel beautiful!
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  4. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
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  5. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I didn't know that.
     
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  6. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    980
    Dec 17, 2018
    Didn’t like the chunky feel of my new putty knife today so I re-profiled it and since I was doing some antiquing at work I went ahead and antiqued it with a dark wax.

    It feels nice but is still drying, I’ll have to wait till tomorrow to burnish it. But I bet that’ll make it look real good!
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    One mistake I made was to BLO it before I decided to antique it. The wax would have taken better. But it’s a heck of a lot better than it was.
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    This is what I used.
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    Thanks for indulging an off topic excursion.
     
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  7. Downwindtracker2

    Downwindtracker2

    132
    Mar 20, 2019
    Those sharp corners are not hand friendly.
     
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  8. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    980
    Dec 17, 2018
    Yeah, and not very elegant looking.
     
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  9. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Nice work on the shaping!

    Any tips on burnishing an edge?
     
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  10. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    980
    Dec 17, 2018
    I realized that first picture of the label didn’t really describe the product well.

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  11. KiwiBloke

    KiwiBloke

    389
    Oct 2, 2018
    great improvement! nice job
     
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  12. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    980
    Dec 17, 2018
    I’m not sure if you are referring to the wooden handle or the metal edge.. The faux finish on the handle, I’ll burnish by rubbing it with painters masking paper (Not sand paper) to smooth and polish it without burning through the edges.
    But the metal blade will be sanded regularly to clean it off and that process will keep the edge smooth. In that photo I had just hit it with some 320 grit to smooth out the thick factory edge.
     
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  13. Downwindtracker2

    Downwindtracker2

    132
    Mar 20, 2019
    At work they use to bring in Richards brand wall scraper, they looked like a putty knife only with a thick blade. I would sharpen the end . They were the best gasket scrapers you could find.
     
  14. Kevin Houtzager

    Kevin Houtzager

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    Jun 25, 2017
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  15. KiwiBloke

    KiwiBloke

    389
    Oct 2, 2018
    What are we swinging boys?

     
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  16. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
    @Steve Tall havent seen you in a while, how are you doin
     
  17. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I miss him, too.

    Historically one of the greatest assets of this forum. He has tremendous personal experience with man-powered tools. And his search skills are second to none.
     
  18. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Some serious citing plus iron-clad wherewithal for "forum nonsense".
     
  19. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

    651
    Jul 31, 2017
    I hope Steve is OK. I miss @300Six too
     
  20. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    980
    Dec 17, 2018
    I have unsuccessfully searched for the thread about marlin spikes here, I was sure there is one but now I can’t find it. Any help would be appreciated?
     
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