What did you rehang today?

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After picking this head up about one year ago, I have finally filed and hung this WmPenn Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co Jersey Pattern axe.

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Fitting and ultimately shaping this Precut Yellow Birch Wedge that was given to me by my friend and fellow axe aficionado Josh, Yankee Josh Yankee Josh
Thanks my man!

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Driven and hung

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Sanded and shaped

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Boiled Linseed Oil

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Tight, snug fit

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4¼lbs
27¾"
4½"Bit
6½" Head

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After picking this head up about one year ago, I have finally filed and hung this WmPenn Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co Jersey Pattern axe.

20210205-182434.jpg


Fitting and ultimately shaping this Precut Yellow Birch Wedge that was given to me by my friend and fellow axe aficionado Josh, Yankee Josh Yankee Josh
Thanks my man!

20210211-133046.jpg


Driven and hung

20210211-133507.jpg


20210211-133527.jpg


20210211-133540.jpg


Sanded and shaped

20210211-134909.jpg


20210211-134912.jpg


20210211-134924.jpg


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Boiled Linseed Oil

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20210211_164830.jpg


20210211-164655.jpg


20210211-164602.jpg


20210211-164642.jpg


20210211-164531.jpg


Tight, snug fit

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20210211-134829.jpg


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4¼lbs
27¾"
4½"Bit
6½" Head

:thumbsup::cool::)
That turned out great Miller! What an exceptional head! Good pairing too! Looks awesome!!
 

CVamberbonehead

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I just rehung my first axe today! Its a Council tools boys axe, and it has been a good, reliable tool. Finally the head got loose enough that it was rattling and it freaked me out. lol My dad got ahold of a very nice Amish made handle, and I used that to rehang it. It was a pain in the butt, but it is satisfying to finally be done. It went very well, though I had a small gap at the bottom that I filled with wood filler. I finished it with a metal cross wedge and some boiled linseed oil. it looks pretty good, hopefully it will last as long as the original handle did. I left the wood a touch proud, about an eighth of an inch, and the wood split just a bit when I used the metal wedge but I think it will work.
 
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Sorry, just saw this. Yes, just bought copper but should have gone thinner. This was 3/16 that I just hammered into that shape. They do the job though.
 

ISKski

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This is the first axe i've ever hung: its going to be a user

Dunham Carrigan & Hayden Co
1848-1967 San Francisco, CA
They were an important hardware supplier to the gold rushers
Their building is a Designated Landmark:

"The building is significant for its long-term association with the Dunham, Carrigan & Hayden Company, a business that was important to San Francisco history for decades and that contributed directly, through its products, to the Gold Rush, the post 1906 reconstruction of the City, and to its growth as a metropolis of the Pacific Coast. 2 Henry Adams Street is also associated with the City’s post-earthquake reconstruction period architecture."

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DC&H Co. SAN FRANCISCO

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Well, it's been a while but I finally moved into a new shop. I can get busy again.

I did this today, interesting that I have never seen this marking before.

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Kicks Ass Man! Brad even likes it!!
 

Hickory n steel

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I've got a few heads laying around that need to be hung, but I haven't found any handles.

I normally like the link handles because I can normally get the shape I want out of them, but I've been SOL.
I don't want to order anything from HH because I've never been able to pull a good shape out of them.

Maybe one of the unfinished handles will do if they still offer those ?
 

Yankee Josh

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Here's that mid 19th century Jerison White Connecticut pattern (I think). Another shipwreck axe.
Cleaned, barely filed and hung. Very good temper on this axe. Truly.
This did start cracking at both front corners of the tip of the eye on bottom. It had looked so sound after cleaning that I was hanging it with reckless abandon. So I instead proceeded very gently and used a super soft eastern white cedar wedge as to not apply too much outward pressure to the eye.
32" N.E. Handles. ( New England Handle Co. General line)
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As you'd expect, a crisp poll. Still fun to see though.
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And an inlaid bit as well. Wrought iron body in this one too. The grain in the steel is beautiful.
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It's thought that Jerison White was associated at one time with the G. White axe company. But not a whole lot is known about him. I welcome any info as always!
Here's the cedar wedge. Again I was very gentle so it's not perfect.
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A parting shot.:D
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