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What did you rehang today?

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

  1. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Thanks. One of the things I use it for are making wedges with a push cut, using the bench hook to hold the wedge stock.


    Bob
     
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  2. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

    735
    Nov 14, 2017
    Yes sir I use mine for the same thing!! A semi rare tool to find in vintage form. Very cool!!
     
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  3. Flyrod444

    Flyrod444

    32
    Jan 7, 2018
    Here are three I put handles in this week. First picture of them before.
    https://flic.kr/p/2gfeGKS
    This knotklipper took a lot of work to file since someone had ground the edge and made it hollow ground in the process.
    The handle is 32".
    https://flic.kr/p/2gvHCDo
    Woodslasher mounted on 32" handle for my father-in-law who is only 5'-2" tall.
    https://flic.kr/p/2gvHepG
    Woodslasher mounted on 36" handle I found at Lowe's. This one was pitted from rust so bad I sanded it some and then blued it.
    https://flic.kr/p/2gvHhvw
     
  4. Old Axeman

    Old Axeman Gold Member Gold Member

    784
    Jan 10, 2015
    I also find the cranked neck gouge (incannel) a very useful tool.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
  5. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I spent a long time filing this one even though it was in great shape to begin with. After polishing I filled the etch with "parchment white" paint and then cold blued the head 4 times. [​IMG]
    I hung it yesterday evening. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I'm pleased with it! I'm trying to only buy nice ones from now on. I think I may try a different finish at some point. Thanks for checking it out and take care everyone![​IMG]
     
  6. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    954
    Dec 17, 2018
    That certainly is a nice one!
     
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  7. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    823
    Apr 20, 2017
    A+ work and that haft looks wonderful!
     
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  8. Maine20

    Maine20

    276
    Aug 8, 2017
    I’ve gotta try cold blue. What kind do you use? Beautiful work.
     
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  9. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Thank you for the kind words!
    I use birchwood casey "super blue". 15629751904578655465917246827433.jpg I just follow the instructions on the label putting extra emphasis on thoroughly but gently polishing with 000 steel wool in between coats.
    I need to go back through the posts and look at what Ithinkverydeeply uses for product and method. I like the cold blue but regardless of how careful you are you'll find some streaks in it.
    I enjoy having some heads bright steel, others with natural patina and some with a forced patina. Just varies from axe to axe. Here's one of each; 15629754484456099224193816755114.jpg
     
  10. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    I understand this might be a highly guarded secret and I might not get an answer ( :cool: ), but would be interested to know your method.


    Bob
     
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  11. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    No secrets here! It's all in the above post. I just polish the head by hand with light strokes using 600 grit. Wash it to degrease it and then starting with step 5; 15630368464206439241568523263434.jpg
    I do spend extra time buffing it with 000 steel wool. Nothing fancy at all I just follow the directions! Except for the last step. I use this awesome product; 15630371167184423213393060191522.jpg i love this stuff. It's great on literally everything. And nontoxic! Even use it on dry leather to give it suppleness.
     
  12. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    823
    Apr 20, 2017
    I'm a Gunzilla person myself for CLP, but have heard good things about Ballistol. Slip 2000 for lubrication and marine tuff cloths for corrosion prevention. A tuff cloth is a great thing. Easy to toss in the pack and works as advertised. Heaven sent for corrosion prevention in the backcountry.
     
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  13. Malus

    Malus

    45
    Dec 24, 2018
    This one was not technically rehung today, but I just finished off the handle.
    It is a 3lb Campbell's XXX on a 29" piece of white ash with a back wedge also of ash. Took it camping this past week and it was excellent for splitting some campfire wood. The combination of heavy poll and narrow bit focuses the energy of the swing to a small point and the wedge shape really pops even knotty twisted stuff apart. I mix raw linseed and some crushed charcoal for the finish. The charcoal sticks only to the earlywood and gives an interesting contrast.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  14. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    That's an axe used in slaughterhouses (not anymore haha), and it's the most interesting refinished axe that I have seen in a while.
     
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  15. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I like the use of the back wedge. Nice to see something different once in a while.
     
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  16. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Great hang and neat axe. Would love to have one.

    [​IMG]


    Bob
     
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  17. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Thank you for posting such relevant and awesome info Bob. I love these old ads! Do you just Google search them case by case or do you have a library on your computer?
    Makes me think of Steve Tall. Anyone know if he is alright??
     
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  18. junkenstien

    junkenstien

    758
    Feb 15, 2017
    Way cool Cambell axe and hang.Remember reading about slaughterhouse axes and thinking that was awful light for a 2 thousand pound animal.Buddy of mine worked at a slaughterhouse in Poland in the 90s said they used a 10kg hammer and one hit didnt always get it done.
     
  19. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

    735
    Nov 14, 2017
    [QUOTE
    Makes me think of Steve Tall. Anyone know if he is alright??[/QUOTE]

    I have been wondering the same thing!! I hope he is doing well!!
     
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  20. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    He's fine. Just busy with other stuff. I exchanged emails with him last week.
     
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