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What did you rehang today?

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

  1. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    That's a beauty.
     
  2. A17

    A17

    888
    Jan 9, 2018
    I modified and hung the China hatchet today. As I figure I'll never find a jersey hatchet in the wild I decided to modify one I had. I put it on a nice sapwood/heartwood 18 inch Link hatchet handle that was modified to accept the smaller eye. No before or progress pics on the handle, sorry.
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  3. Curt Hal

    Curt Hal Gold Member Gold Member

    545
    Jul 8, 2014
    71A9C92E-219F-48DF-A7F0-E52CD308EB25.jpeg 628B4F8D-15E1-4A17-B6A0-30836EFBD1DF.jpeg B3FF34C8-312F-4F2F-A7D6-731414AF7E50.jpeg E1F1BE30-A358-4162-BED8-04BB2045A96C.jpeg ABF95AB4-DBAA-497E-BE66-C2610B0B398C.jpeg Just finished this cruiser. 27.5 in long, altogether 2lbs 15 oz on an octagonal House Handle. Nice old Craftsman - likely 1960’s?
     
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  4. cityofthesouth

    cityofthesouth

    Jan 29, 2014
    Interesting. I just got a Council Hudson Bay to try the same thing.
     
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  5. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

    674
    Nov 14, 2017
    Looks like you did a great job!! I think that looks awesome!
     
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  6. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Best Chinese Hatchet that I've ever seen
     
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  7. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    996
    Mar 31, 2018
    Here's the little guy hung. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    That was a piece of red oak I was practicing on. It works very well. Damn sharp I'll tell you that! Have a great evening! [​IMG]
     
  8. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Just awesome A17

    You will probably reach for this guy more than most your others.
    Excellent creativity and execution.
     
  9. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    996
    Mar 31, 2018
    I second what Miller said! That is a great job and very cool all wrapped up into one. It came out great! How is the temper on it after all the cutting you did? Can you temper it now?
     
  10. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    I wondered that too, but was assuming you perhaps made quick short cuts and grinds with a bucket or splash ladle at the ready
     
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  11. A17

    A17

    888
    Jan 9, 2018
    I soaked it with a hose frequently and never had any signs of overheating that I know of. The temper seemed fine when I filed the bit so I won't worry about it. Most of the cutting was in short bursts with changing angles and such and near the poll so it never got too hot.
    P.S. I am reaching for it more than my (formerly?) favorite hatchet already.
     
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  12. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Way to go man!
     
  13. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    601
    Apr 20, 2017
    A17 that's really cool, and now I'd call it American made!
     
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  14. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    This is a 1.5lb Wetterlings head that I got from Miller '72 in a trade. I'm sure there was a Connie head involved in there somewhere... I'd love to be able to make handles like this, but I'm not at that level yet. I bought it for $10 from a local guy that makes them.

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  15. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    601
    Apr 20, 2017
    That's a really great looking combo. Very nice hang, that's an absolute beaut.
     
  16. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    745
    Dec 17, 2018
    What a bargain for such a lovely handle!
     
  17. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    A friend of a friend gave me an old head on broken handle to rehang for him. He uses axes (splitting) but isn't "into" them like we are. Just a tool. The head turned out to be a 1915 E&S Jersey. I asked him if I could trade or buy it and set him up with another, but he has had it for 30 years and likes it. I let it go. I put it on a good quality 36" Ames True Temper handle from Lowe's with perfect grain. It should serve him. I did take the varnish off and oil it at least, although that probably wouldn't have mattered to him. I could not let a nice E&S go out on a varnished handle with store stickers on it. I also put a decent edge on it for him. I didn't want to let it go, although if I kept it I would have used different handle.

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  18. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    If he's had it for 30 years and not messed up the toe then he's the right person to own it.
     
  19. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    I think that's it has been years since he used it, as the very edge was the same rusty dull color as the poll. It certainly hasn't seen 30 solid years of regular use, but your point is well taken.
     
  20. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

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    Nov 14, 2017
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    I recently found a Council Tool Railsplitter at a yard sale so I picked it up. I was pretty unimpressed with the fit and finish. I know this is their “lower end” model but still. So I took the head off thinned down the shoulder and then secured it with a walnut wedge! I think it turned out good and it is not going anywhere now. Thanks for lookin!
     

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