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Leif
04-04-2012, 01:43 PM
I got this head from my Aunt's farm. Her husband had it lying around in the old barn. It's a Jim dandy by Kelly tool works I believe.

It has seen plenty of use. This one's sole purpose is to go up to the cabin as a fireplace axe. Splitting kindling and such, nothing special. So I am making no effort to remove the surface rust.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1358.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1360.jpg

I have a few blank handles around, of what I have this was the best one. Overall its good, just that the wedge slot was sawed crooked. So obviously the wedge went in crooked. However it went in good and tight.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1363.jpg

Even though its a beater axe, no point in not finishing it out proper, 40 then 80 grit.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1366.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1368.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1371.jpg


A heavy oiling,

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1373.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1378.jpg


Out to dry,

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1390.jpg



I wanted to get the red paint off this head, and satin finish it for now. I used a 60 grit sanding flap wheel for the whole job,

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1382.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1383.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1385.jpg

Good enough for now. Touch ups when I get it hafted later,

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1392.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/SkogKniv/Axes/IMG_1394.jpg

Leif
04-04-2012, 06:32 PM
I think you guys are getting tired of axes...

ohski
04-04-2012, 06:39 PM
Na, never...

vermillion8604
04-04-2012, 06:52 PM
I'm not lol I just got in one off of eBay, I'll post up some pre refurb pics in a bit... Currently sitting on the commode lol.

Schwert
04-04-2012, 07:48 PM
Nice handle on that old Jim Dandy. Should serve for a good long time at the cabin.

The Jersey ought to finish up real nice.

Wildlifewarrior
04-04-2012, 07:54 PM
Oh man thats just dandy!

Mike

KA-BAR USMC
04-04-2012, 08:06 PM
I think you guys are getting tired of axes...

"That a be the day!". Keep them coming Brother!
Pretty nice beater! Turned out well.

RangerJoe
04-04-2012, 08:20 PM
Lovin that Jersey pattern

Leif
04-04-2012, 08:31 PM
Lovin that Jersey pattern

So do I, I got two of those heads now. 5 Jersey patterns in total, 2 just need handles.

RangerJoe
04-04-2012, 08:35 PM
So do I, I got two of those heads now. 5 Jersey patterns in total, 2 just need handles.

do the jersey's usually all weigh about the same?

Easy_rider75
04-04-2012, 09:22 PM
I think you guys are getting tired of axes...

Not likely Bud

Nice job on that one

Bearck2050
04-04-2012, 09:24 PM
Great job, Skog. I've been removing material on a handle for a rehafting project on an old flea market head I picked up for $3. Thanks for the inspiration to get back at it.
A perfect Easter weekend project. I got a pair of my boy's old leather boots to salvage for a sheath too. The work schedule has kept me from wrapping up this project for too long!

Leif
04-04-2012, 09:30 PM
do the jersey's usually all weigh about the same?

So far yeah. 3.5-4lbs

Adventure Sworn
04-05-2012, 05:00 PM
The handle on that one is gorgeous, look at that grain & color. :32: Great job as always.