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Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by KiwiBloke, Feb 21, 2019.
A couple random leather trinkets I made, you guys might dig.
A key clip and a pick pocket.
Those are awesome! I especially love the pick holder, being a guitarist. Did you carve the guitar into it?
Thanks KB! I’ll send you one. Since you can’t message me here, maybe send me your address over at imgur.
The guitar is a stamp imprint.
Oh man that would be incredible!!! I noticed you on facebook on the axe hounds page, if it's okay I will send you a private message to that account. Thanks you are a legend!
And @Agent_H I certainly have not forgotten your generosity! I still haven't come across something cool enough to send you in return for the bevel gauge. Keeping my eye out! Actually whilst I have mentioned it..a family member asked me what would you use the 120 degree section of the gauge for and I was stumped. Any ideas what that would be useful for?
Well at least we can rest easy now guys.. Gordan Ramsey is not the one responsible for mushrooming all of our poles!
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Breaking dishes is easy. He’s not breaking any axes.
Surprised their oyster axe isn't all rusted up. Maybe a clear coat over the steel.
You like that one previously pictured, it only holds 1-2 picks, or this other that holds 2-3? It also has my first ever attempt at two-tone stitching.
...it’s hard to make out in the photos but it has both black and natural color stitching through the same holes.
And that, @ithinkverydeeply, is a very small example of what sets your skill and dedication apart from the pack!
Ohhhhhh yes the two tone stitching please! I'm like a kid in a candy shop hahah! Those are just unreal, can't wait to show it off to the local guitarists. You could sell those worldwide, I think many thousands of people would want one. I sent my details to your facebook page. Thank you so very much.
Hmmm. I don’t see anything... sure it was me? (That old shingler’s hatchet on my profile pic.)
Yup definitely you. I messaged again. Because we aren't 'friends' perhaps it is in the "message requests" folder which is next to the 'recent' button in your private messages.
Hey guys what do you use to apply blows when seating the head onto the handle? Iv'e been placing the head on the end of the handle, turning it upside down and apply blows to the knob/clipped fawns foot with a steel hammer, which as you all know, mangles and dents the handle. I need a new tool specifically for this job.
Would you recommended a dead blow hammer? If so 2 or 3lb is necessary? I have seen quite cheap versions that are all one piece and fancy ones with nylon faces that wear with use that you need to replace which look amazing but about 3 times the price.
So what do you use and what do you think I should try out? Thanks
Once I've sanded a flat spot, or clipped the fawns foot as you so eloquently put it, i use a large hard rubber mallet. Then a 3 lb sledge only for last 5 hits or so.
But if it's a pristine helve and one that needs to be saved i made a tool to save the swell. If you search "swell saver tool" on the forum you'll find a thread about it. Here's a couple pics though.
I really wanted to save this fawns foot on this black raven haft. Pretty sure it's original. In fact I finally made the tool for this one.
Hope that helped! Here's that swell after being driven hard!
Thanks for the pictures Josh, yes I remember very well the fantastic device you made. One day I will have a crack at something similar.
The rubber mallet sounds good as it is soft, but it must also bounce right back at you when struck too? Dead blow sounds good as it applies the most force possible and is effortless to wield but perhaps the more hard plastic type face would too mar the work.
Also does the black rubber mallet leave black marks on the wood? Iv'e seen people use white ones perhaps for this reason?
It doesn't bounce too bad at all. It is a pretty hard rubber though. In fact it's hard enough that I sand it with the orbital every once in awhile after it gets scuffed up and dinged up. It does leave black marks but I always end up re-sanding after hanging anyhow so that doesn't bother.
I purchased two dead blow hammers from HD at first. They were too hard for my liking and also not heavy enough. I think those ones with interchangeable faces are probably the way to go. Once my mallet wears out that's probably what I'll use.
White rubber mallet is what I use. Never had a problem with it.
Visited Timberline Lodge today - axe/adze marks.