How do you store your axes?

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  1. kcardwel

    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass III

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    Since I got in to this I have accumulated more and wanted a way to show them but yet get to them easily. This is what I came up with. What do you do? Pics would be fun to see.
    have the larger ones standing like so
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    and my boys axes on pegs that secure them safely to the wall
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    I'll worry about that if I ever acquire enough to justify a proper storage strategy :3: I am interested to see what you guys do with your respective collections.
     
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    Very nice collection. I have about 3 or 4 that are my go to axes, which I use on a daily basis. I keep them inside the cabin behind the front door leaned in the corner. -Leatherstocking 419
     
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    I just keep mine in a dry place, few hanging around, bout it tho.
     
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    Out of sight of my wife – so she won't notice them reproducing!
     
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    yeah, I am worried a little on that. but she doesn't go out there hardly at all. wanted a place where I could eyeball them and grab what I wanted instead of searching.
     
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    I have a couple of new ones now that aren't in this picture...
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    I keep mine right next to the rest of my gear, in my living room. Apartment living sure is luxurious...

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    Sometimes they even get the bed..

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    No joke, somewhere under that pile is a chair, a table, part of a couch, and about 1/3 of his apartment.
     
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    Guilty as charged..but hell, Im ready for almost anything..and everything is close at hand.
     
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    I use an old wooden tool box. It works out well. I stack them so they don't lean on each other or the wall.

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    knives 001 (2).jpg knives 011 (4).jpg Copy (16) of knives 005.jpg Copy (5) of knives 014.jpg



    Heres a few of mine!


    Larry
     
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    Y'all need help...

    Or I need more Axes...

    Pick one... LOL
     
  14. kcardwel

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    Great stuff guys; boxes and wall hanging look good. Keeping them in your apartment too is good since they are closeby:)
     
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    OMG, or -- really -- OMFG...

    What a bunch of axe freaks you all are !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    No pics, but I have all my axes in three spots.

    Closet with peg board. Keep my nicer axes there, that I don't want to beat up, or project heads.
    Truck...
    Workbench projects (all dumped in a record crate in the corner).
     
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    wow... really. i know knife guys who have a lot of knives, but i really had no idea you axe mob guys were like this... i think this thread's hidden purpose was more 'let's see all the beautiful axes' rather than 'how do you store them'.

    Turns out I actually have 6. (I didn't realize that. really!)

    -Fiskar's hatchet-at my parents' house in NY with that stash of gear.
    -Sears Craftsman 3.5# axe on full handle-lives in the shed (I actually found this one on a tank trail many years ago, covered in OD Green paint. Had fallen off a vehicle of some sort. Probably not Army issue, but intended as a replacement for a lost one).
    -Vaughn Sounding Hatchet-lives in my pack.
    -Cheap Coleman camp hatchet-currently laying on my workbench, but normally lives in a 5gallon bucket out at my semi-permanant camp.
    -Granfors Bruks Small Forest Axe-on a peg in my workshop.
    -Norlund 2.5# axe on 26" handle-on a peg in my workshop.

    the latter two come inside when it gets really humid (March-October, along with a bunch of other tools/stuff that are affected by humidity. btw, belt sander belts? they'll fall apart if you store them outside all summer down here. lost 2x3-packs once. heat had ruined the glue holding them together.)
     
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    LOL...
    I've got over 40 axes :D
     
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    My collection for now is displayed in my little work shop. I will soon add a wall display...
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    Yes it is, never used it but though it looked cool!


    Larry
     
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    intent of thread was really how you keep them but it is nice to see all the eye candy too!
     
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    That is how I keep em, I display as many as I have wall space fo and stack the rest aound and on two workbenches and in the floor, I am a little paranoid about kicking a blade with my feet and noticed one or two of your doubles sticking out of that neat rack you made.


    Larry
     
  24. kcardwel

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    Bax; that is how you keep 'em and that is what I was wanting to see. Got to keep looking at yours though since you have a few :)
     
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    To Bax40: holy crap, Baxman!!! Can I come visit? I promise not to 'borrow' more than I can carry (in 4 or 5 trips). LOL
    Nice collection.
     
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    i keep my EXs in a deep dark room.... oh oops you said AXES my bad! i keep mine in my shop and a axe in the trunk of the cars and in my truck and one for those special uninvited late night visitors.
     
  30. Bax 40

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    Actually Cooperhill and Cobra have the safest and best for the axes storage as the handles wont warp and there is no danger from the blades.
    My wife naps on the couch under that wall of blades, more nerve than me.!!


    Larry
     
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    I'm building a rack for my project axes in the garage, but mostly I keep them stacked around the man cave. Here is my Hudson Bay pile.

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    Is it true that if you lean axes against walls and such that it causes the handles to warp ?

    Thanks, Bruce
     
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    Yep, thats about right :D
     
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    Over time , Yes.

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    Are there wall-mount axe hangers, like they make for hammers? I need to know, I caught the disease.
     
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    How is an axe mounted to a pack is something I'm curious about.
     
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    ive had my gerber camp hatchet for 8 years and i keep it stored in my closet with the rest of my gear hafted into an orc skull
     
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    Small collectio

    Notice there is more space on the board. I'm working on that. I have half dozen heads that need hung when I get time. My wife tells me I need rehab. Nah, rehab is for quitters.
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    I would like to know if there is something specific to axes, hammmers, etc. I was lucky enough to have a wall mounted peg board style...holes in it. so I use thos wire shaped "pegs" that are a little longer and you can securily stick them in the holes on each side of the head and they hold it well.
    you can kind of see it on this double bitted one
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    Nothing fancy, but it's better than having them lean on the wall to warp.

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    Treeline that looks danged good to me!!
    Geezer gave me some milk crates while I was at his house today and I am gonna give them a try for my leaners.!

    Larryi

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    Axe wall. Hole in handle allows single peg hook and doesn't interfere with my grip.
     

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    nice atsawyer and treeline

    one thing I learned is don't put your plaski leaning next to your bench! step on the digging part and thing springs into action :)
     
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    Probably not the best way to do it, hopefully the handles don't warp over time.

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    My axes are always handy in the bed of my pickup.
     

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