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What Did You Sharpen Today?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by marbat, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I was wrong about this craftsman. I originally thought it was an overlaid bit. But when it arrived in the mail it appeared not to be. But i stand corrected and was right in the first place. It does have an overlaid bit. You have to look carefully but if you follow the slight imperfection you can see the point where the two steels meet. [​IMG]
    Had a pretty badly worn toe and while i didn't completely get it fixed i filed a lot of steel off this thing. As it arrived; [​IMG]
    After lots of work. [​IMG]
    This isn't a burr or a wire edge it's skin from me constantly feeling how sharp it is. Haha. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I mistakenly thought when i saw a craftsman with an f5 or f4 stamp i was looking at a more modern, mono steel axe. This has an f5 stamp. Anyone know how old this axe could be? Strikes me as being an older one especially with the overlaid bit. Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I just got this old no name red paint hatchet it from Miller72 and went to work on it.

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    It had seen a little wear up towards the toe which I fixed, and I took a wire wheel and a light touch with some 220 grit paper to remove the rust scale from the surface.
    It's not a perfect filing, but I'm not that proficient at a proper banana grind and it's good enough for me.
     
  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Looks like I forgot to add my other picture.
    Here it is sharpened up .
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    And here's the sheath I just finished.
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    Its getting dark so the pic I took isn't the greatest though.
     
  4. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Great job on that grind, I'm not good at doing banana grinds but I just haven't had much practice.
     
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  5. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
    i was the only one that brought an axe on the camping trip, when we knew there was wood to be cut....
    it traded a few hands and got some decent dings so i filed a bit, didnt take more that an hour.
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    also has anyone seen 300six in a while? tried to go to his profile but it just searched for his posts, the most recent being may15th i think
     
  6. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Nice axe Phantom.
    I have also been wondering about 300six. One of the more colorful characters on this form. I hope all is well with him and he is just spending more time with trees and less on the computer.
     
  7. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I still exchange emails with 300Six. He's got some other stuff going on right now. He had a lot of good woods time this summer on both sides of Canada. He's still swinging axes.
     
  8. plumberroy

    plumberroy Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    I am working on a new Vaughan camp axe/hatchet I have a H.F. 1 x 30belt sander . I work on it until it get warm , then let it cool I make it a point to not let stuff get hot enough that it uncomfortable to touch . I am close to switching to a stone to finish it up
     
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  9. plumberroy

    plumberroy Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    I switched to one of the 4 sided diamond sharpeners from H.F. it is close. It is sharper now than the knives most of my coworkers carry . But needs a little more to meet my standards
     
  10. Sharpest_guy

    Sharpest_guy

    6
    Apr 5, 2018
    [​IMG]

    I sure had some fun with my Gransfors
     
  11. Agent_H

    Agent_H

    Aug 21, 2013

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  12. A17

    A17

    Jan 9, 2018
    It was yesterday when I sharpened these guys but I took the pic today so it still counts, right? The dark spots on the double are pockets of flash rust, nothing to worry about.
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  13. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I spent a couple hours re-filing and honing this axe again. It was sharp but wasn't kick ass enough so i redid it. This was what it looked like prior to this evening. [​IMG]
    And now. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hard to get a good photo of the edge but i tried. Crazy sharp! [​IMG]
     
  14. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Love it! How fine did you take that?
     
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  15. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I don't have a gauge yet so i don't know exactly. I would guess 17° and a slight roll starting 1/4"back. It looks totally flat in the photos but it's not. It's a bit flatter than usual but i was going for that this time. Thanks by the way!
     
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  16. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Now that i reread your question peg it seems you were asking about grit? I'm not 100% sure. I think the medium diamond is 350 and the fine diamond is 600 maybe? I have long since threw out the package. I don't think i could ever switch from diamond stones now. They cut so darn good just rinsing in a bowl of water.
     
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  17. survivor45

    survivor45

    154
    Feb 15, 2018
    Here is an old Plumb boys axe. Fixing it up for a friend.
    This is how I got it.
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    After some hand fileing
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    Then Rooster Method sharpening 220grt
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    Then with 400 grt paper.
    [​IMG]hsbc bank near me
    Once its hung. I’ll buff just the cutting edge using my buffing wheel.
    This has been handed down at least two generations. And will be handed down to the next (maybe my grandson ) when I’m done.
     
  18. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Good work! A family heirloom in the making.
     
  19. flexo

    flexo

    337
    Mar 14, 2013
    this has not only seen a file, it also met some sand paper. right?
     
  20. survivor45

    survivor45

    154
    Feb 15, 2018
    Oh why yes. 220 grit to remove the file marks then a little 400 grit.
     

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