What did you rehang today?

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

  1. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Thanks man. The walnut does look good against the hickory. If you try it out make sure the wedge has a slim taper and glue it in to reduce chance of it slipping out. There’s less forgiveness with a hardwood wedge.
     
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  2. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

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    Nov 14, 2017
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    I took a lot more pictures than this but decided only to show a few. This is Osage Orange or Bodark or Hedge and I’m sure plenty other names for it. It is a beautiful would and it will most likely never break. Very very hard stuff. It was fun to carve though. Just have to keep your tools sharp. I made this for one of my Norlund tomahawks. I have one on a 26” haft so I made this one around 20”. Then I used a walnut wedge to seal the deal! Thanks for looking!
     
  3. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
    thats a beautiful handle and head, but that grain concerns me
     
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  4. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

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    Nov 14, 2017
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    well I made all these for a guy that wanted to pay me to make him some. The handle I made fore myself was the last piece of wood I had and to be completely honest with this wood on this size of a handle it doesn’t concern me at all. This wood is so strong and dense there no way it will split. And it measures right at 19” not the 20” I mentioned earlier. This stuff is wicked strong man. Thanks for looking!!
     
  5. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Ha ha, I'll give you a dollar if you can break that handle. LOL, that hedge is no joke. I just now realized you hung the Norlund on it. I was too busy looking at the handle earlier. Looks great, she will last a lifetime!
     
  6. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

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    Nov 14, 2017
    Thanks Meek! I appreciate it! And I think so too!!
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    this is how they all started!
     
  7. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Fulton was Sears' house brand for many years before they bought the Craftsman name (1927). I recall seeing a 1907 or 1908 catalog being filled with Fulton tools. But it seems like they went back even further, pre-1900. And they kept selling some Fulton products into the 1940's.
     
  8. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply

    Dec 17, 2018
    Who’s a good dog! You’re a good dog, yes you are...

    oh yeah, those handles are sweet man!
     
  9. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

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    Nov 14, 2017
    Thanks! And she is a great dog!!! Loves my kids to death! She is also very protective
     
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  10. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply

    Dec 17, 2018
    Old Hoosier that was pretty rough.
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    Cheers!
     
  11. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Really nice looking combo man! Great job with the resto on that axe. Beautifully stained haft, super nice wedge, Hoosier pattern! It's got everything!
     
  12. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply

    Dec 17, 2018
    Thanks bro! :cool:
     
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  13. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Damn! You nailed it, very nice!!!!!!!
     
  14. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    That is awesome. Nice work man. What kind of wedge is that?
     
  15. Hairy Clipper

    Hairy Clipper Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 28, 2009
    WOW! Pretty fancy wedge there my friend. I like it. Nice restoration ... the only problem I see with it is>>>>> it is not mine.
     
  16. TJLyon711

    TJLyon711

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    Dec 24, 2019
    Nice one! What did you use to darken the head? I like how that turned out!
     
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  17. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply

    Dec 17, 2018
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  18. the dirt

    the dirt

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  19. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    Got this 4^2 plumb Jersey a while back and originally hung it on a house handle - however that handle had very little swell at all and I never liked the way it felt in the hand. I've been finding some pretty darn good Link handles at my local ACE lately, so I decided to rehang this one. The new handle was actually fairly thin (for a new handle) but I thinned it down some more and hung it down pretty low. The little bit of shoulder left popped off when I did the final hang, but its on there really snug and couldn't make it budge. Was able to sink the wedge pretty much all the way in before it started deforming a bunch, so I'm pretty pleased with it. Total length 30 1/2" , total weight 5lbs 10oz. Good hefty axe.

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    heated the handle with the heat gun for a while and then slathered the handle in my tung/citrus/tar mix and rubbed it in for a good while. Then heated it with the heat gun again - partially because its winter and my garage is cold. In the summer I sit them on the black bed liner of my truck in the sun and that really speeds things up. Then I decided to try to torch it to give it some color. I don't like the blotchy/stripe look, and try to go as evenly as possible, and run the torch lengthwise in single directional movements. When you torch before oiling, the grain stays smooth. When you torch after oiling, it raises up the grain and gives it some texture. I have handles done both ways, but most I don't torch at all. I like to mix it up.

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  20. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I finally got around to hanging this Vaughn tropical axe I recieved from a trade with @FLINT77. Hung with a yellow birch wedge on a 29" Hartwell brothers "utility" haft. I filed one bit keen to 22° and the other to around 27.5°. Both nice and convex and polished. [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Started masks for it last evening;
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    I'm very happy with the axe! They seem to be pretty rare. Can't find any others nor any info on them. I recall seeing an ad before but I can't for the life of me find it again! Would one of you be kind enough to post an ad for this axe if you've got it somewhere? Thanks guys! Take care! [​IMG]
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