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What did you rehang today?

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

  1. AaronGP

    AaronGP Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2014
    Thanks Meek1! You're right, I have spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted to proceed with this one. My next project is already under way, so hopefully I'll have some things to share in the next couple of weeks! One other consideration about the strike guard, that I didn't even realize would be a factor when I first conceptualized it, is how rare they seem to be. So it's just another way or personalizing my axes!

    Thank you ithinkverydeeply! I suspect you're right about the metal wedge being unnecessary. I installed it because I just had the idea in my head, at the time, that it was a required step. Now, after all the time I've spent reading the posts here, I realize that it isn't. I will probably forego them in the future.
     
  2. AaronGP

    AaronGP Basic Member Basic Member

    118
    Jul 19, 2014
    Gorgeous work! You've given me something to aspire to.
     
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  3. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

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  4. AaronGP

    AaronGP Basic Member Basic Member

    118
    Jul 19, 2014
    I received a new [eBay] head in the mail today, opened it, and found that a piece of the heal had been broken off in the packaging (yes, the packaging was pretty damaged when it arrived). :mad: I'm a little irritated about this, even though it isn't the worst damage it could have suffered.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    950
    Dec 17, 2018
    Ugh. Awful. Was it packed poorly? I’d seek a refund.
     
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  6. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Sorry to see that happen Aaron. Always disappointing. The packaged was likely abused or dropped?
     
  7. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Yeah... like you know how to securely pack an axe for shipping...
     
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  8. AaronGP

    AaronGP Basic Member Basic Member

    118
    Jul 19, 2014
    It wasn't packaged to the standard that I would have done (if you want to talk about awe inspiring packaging order from Goulet Pens), but I wouldn't say that it was poorly packaged either. Mediocre packaging would be the best word for it. I've already been in touch with the seller, sent him photos, and he's going to be seeking redress with the shipper. He's already offered to refund my money and let me keep the axe head in that circumstance.
     
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  9. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 17, 2018
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  10. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    That is a seller that goes in your “favorites”. Not because you got a free axe necessarily but because he made it clear through his actions that it was important to him that you were OK with the deal.

    Can you post a picture of the whole axe/head?

    It’s got some nice bevels... (I want to see the overall impact of the chip).

    If it’s a double bit then you could work around it but if the toe is as nice as the heel was and it’s a single bit, maybe one could file some off, strategically, to meet the new edge the chip created?
     
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  11. AaronGP

    AaronGP Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2014
    Holy crap… :eek: I just sent these links to a friend of mine who is a professional leather worker.
     
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  12. Peck Price

    Peck Price

    37
    Sep 28, 2013
    I bought a Kelly Perfect with phantom bevels off the bay. It was rough with lots of pitting but the stamping was legible. I dropped it on my concrete shop floor and broke an exact chip as the one above. I was concerned about the temper because I have dropped lots of axes on that floor without any damage. I filed the chip out, reprofiled, hung it and put it in my rotation. Not the same situation, just wanted to mention that it is “repairable”.
     
  13. AaronGP

    AaronGP Basic Member Basic Member

    118
    Jul 19, 2014
    Here you go.

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  14. AaronGP

    AaronGP Basic Member Basic Member

    118
    Jul 19, 2014
    Has anyone in the PNW ever bought wood (for handles) from Crosscut Hardwoods? What were their prices like? How was the selection? The quality?
     
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  15. plumberroy

    plumberroy

    Jan 27, 2007
    I have one coming to rehang I picked up a U.S. marked camillus military pocket knife in good shape dated 1971 at a yard sale. I bought it mainly because I didn't want someone who doesn't appreciate the history of the knife destroying it . I posted pics over on bushcraft usa. Batman said he had been looking for one like it. I asked for something of similar value for it in trade he is sending me a Dayton pattern boys axe head true temper flint edge . I like true temper/Kelly axes they were made near my family's home area . I sent the knife with my address in the package so he would have the knife to inspect before he sent my part of the trade out . I had asked about where to find a 24 inch handle for a boys axe on that forum. Batman sent me a PM today saying he will ship the axe to me tomorrow and he was sending a 24 inch handle too so I will be hanging an axe soon:)
     
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  16. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 17, 2018
    I will!
     
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  17. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    LOL! Next level stuff ain't it? And then we have COTS and Quinton crafting handles and a guy can get an inferiority complex real quick around here. :D
     
  18. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I hung something new this time! It was a fun little project. [​IMG]
    I used 3 different types of twine. Inner layers are cotton and 48lb hemp on last layer. I used half hitches the whole time for each layer. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    It's really very strong and should be able to hold kerosene easily. I may carve a wooden cork for it or at least drill this this cork and put string through it as a tether. I'd make the hole barely larger than the string so it can vent.
    This pic is right after I finished the first layer and had cut and shaped the hook. [​IMG]
    (I really just wanted to show off my anvil again). :cool::thumbsup: Thanks for checking it out!
     
  19. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    You have some nice looking anvil brother!

    Great work man! That is an out of the box project for sure and makes me want one for myself.
    Thanks for that and sharing!
     
  20. Curt Hal

    Curt Hal Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 8, 2014
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