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What did you rehang today?

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

  1. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    823
    Apr 20, 2017
    Thanks SP, that means a lot.

    I think about where are these axes will wind up in another 60 or 80 or a hundred years. I don't plan on having kids (now that I've said that I'll probably brake a condom). So I want whoever comes across this next to know that it was a thing of quality and import to a person. Assuming I don't break it before then. But when I received this on the knob end haft that woke me to the style(s), that was the sense I got from it.

    The carving above it I got in Kathmandu from a man named Shyam Mali. I'm sorry to say that I insulted him deeply. He had invited me to dinner with his family and I no-showed. I was young and didn't understand the implications, particularly in that culture. I regret it to this day, I can't believe that it's already 20 years on. Apparently I'm feeling nostalgic, a byproduct of weariness. I'm going to stop typing. Lol
     
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  2. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    954
    Dec 17, 2018
    That is an awesome axe! I want to see what you do for a mask, it is certainly deserving of a nice sheath to round out the package.
    If you are going to be wet forming and dying your leather use vegetable tanned or oak bark leather. (Same thing.)
     
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  3. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    954
    Dec 17, 2018
    I’m pretty sure that’s how you get a curse put on you!? ;)
     
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  4. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    That is a beauty Fmont... I can see why it's your favorite. Some axes just exude coolness. That, clearly, is one of them. And a gorgeous helve to boot! Well done man!
     
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  5. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    823
    Apr 20, 2017
    Thanks guys!
     
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  6. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Got a few pics with this one. I told myself "there's no point in hanging any more users"! But I just enjoy hanging axes so here we go! This Kelly woodslasher, NYCRR, was a rust bucket. Here's a bit of what it looked like; [​IMG]
    There was at least an 1/8" of rust scale inside the eye. I cleaned it out and by doing so enlarged the eye quite a bit. Here's a few of the pile of steel from that process! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Chunks! Anyhow here a few of the haft right before final sand and seating; [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A 2-1/2" long wedge in a 2-1/2" kerf; [​IMG] [​IMG]
    And finally, for those of you who aren't bored yet, the normal rehang pics; [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    It had been filed quite thin prior to my attaining it so I just lightly filed out knicks and dings and honed it. [​IMG]
    And lastly the NYCRR stamp. [​IMG]
    Thanks for sticking with me! That was a long one. The axe isn't even particularly that great either I just enjoy the process and sharing it. Take care all!
     
  7. ScottB65

    ScottB65

    127
    Jul 5, 2019
    I'm the same. I have far more axes than I need, but I keep picking them up and hanging them. The 95 degree weather and 90% humidity has slowed me down the past few weeks. I currently have 4 axes in various stages of the process, but 15 minutes working and I'm soaked.
     
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  8. ScottB65

    ScottB65

    127
    Jul 5, 2019
    I also don't have any 'collector' heads, they are all users. I can't bring my self to pay more than $20 for an axe head and there ain't many around here.
     
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  9. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    If you look hard enough and wait long enough you can get some good ones for $20. 15636602765837339186402375371712.jpg
    I've got some others that were $20 but these are the best. That's in (only) 3 years of serious collecting.
     
  10. ScottB65

    ScottB65

    127
    Jul 5, 2019
    99.9% I've found around here are either no name or Craftsman. The best I picked up was a Kelly Perfect with beveled cheeks for $12.

    Just not much around and I've very rural. So not many places to look unless you start knocking on doors.
     
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  11. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    823
    Apr 20, 2017
    That Knot Klipper Rockaway is amazzzzing
     
  12. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    I see the same thing. Not sure what part of TN you are in but in my area, Southeast TN, my best haul has been from a buddy that’s family has been logging for a few generations.
     
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  13. ScottB65

    ScottB65

    127
    Jul 5, 2019
    I'm right at the middle/west TN line.
     
  14. FLINT77

    FLINT77

    275
    Apr 8, 2013
    +1
     
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  15. junkenstien

    junkenstien

    760
    Feb 15, 2017
    Found some good stuff cheap in north Mississippi there were junk,pawn and thrift stores everywhere.About an hour south of Memphis.
     
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  16. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Well I needed a brass hammer for leatherworking so I decided to make one.
    The problem is that I messed up on a few measurements and it wasn't until I was finished that I realized what I did wrong ;);)[​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
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    Great photo!, tiny hammer!
    Maybe a cross-wedge next time?
     
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  18. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I owe that to the cheap smartphone lens kit I recently picked up, the Macro lens really makes such a major difference.

    Next time I will probably cross wedge it, and maybe use something other than a twig for the handle.
    I think the grain structure of the twig just made it prone to splitting like that.

    Oh and btw I wasn't lying, I really do need to pick up a brass hammer for leatherworking.
    I don't need anything big and could probably make one from a piece of 1" brass stock if it's not too expensive.
     
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  19. ScottB65

    ScottB65

    127
    Jul 5, 2019
    The following two fall into the 'making do with whatcha got'.

    First up a no name 3 pound Connecticut, only markings are Cast Steel. I wanted a shorter handle for this one but didn't feel like ordering so I dug out a 28" House Handle I have for a Boys Axe. Thankfully, HH makes everything big and there was only about 1/4" shortage in kerf length that I figured the wedge would fix, and I was right.


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    The second is a 1 pound 15 ounce Germantown head which has now become my 'Small Forest Axe' rendition. I don't typically like short handles but I had a 19" handle doing nothing. The kerf is for a Boy's sized axe that I had to remove 3/4" in length to fit the smaller eye on the Germantown head.

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  20. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    823
    Apr 20, 2017
    I really like Germantown stuff. They made some really pretty tools.

    This isn't a hang but here's something. It's not fancy woodworking by any means, but I had a little fun with the old branding. It resets evenly across the head and haft, and stood on its side it hangs from the little peg. Looks real good stood up, opened like a book.
    20190727_084853-1083x671.jpg
     

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