Overbuilt Axe Handle Dunker

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  1. Leif

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    So I did some looking around on the internets. Seen a few of these rigs from tool makers. I wanted one for the occasional axe handle soaking, for whatever reason.

    At Home Depot, I had two choices. Buy a 12' section of 3" that wont fit in my jeep, or buy two precut smaller sections and joint them together. So I went with the latter.

    Now this isn't some plumbing job so no need for the "you did this or that wrong" banter. I didn't use pipe dope, and just used epoxy. I roughed up the connection with 80 grit a little. Covered both connections with epoxy, then brought them together. The joint threads got a nice covering as well, then screwed in as far as it would go.

    Depth of the tube inside to the top of the threads is about 36"

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    I got my hands on some of that as seen on TV stuff called flex seal. I have had no use for it yet...so I figured why not. So the dunker got two heavy coats of it. Its like a rubber tube now. No dirty ideas fellas ;)

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    I just took these two from the bucket, after soaking most of the week.

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    Nice thing about the tube, I can move it when I want it, out of the way. Or even inside in the winter for projects.

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    Thats a good idea...

    those Jerseys are insane!
     
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    Skog - That's awesome man! Great idea!
     
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    You have Jersey fever Joe, there is only one cure...
     
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    More cowbell?
     
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    I have to ask... what is this thing for? I am a bit confused. Are you filling with BLO and putting the handle in it? If so, it's a really good idea!
     
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    Like in the title its an axe handle dunker.

    If you got a handle with exceptional looking grain, long soaks in linseed oil really bring it out, enhance some colors. Its purely cosmetic of course.

    However given my collection is growing, some axes just sit around, so I figured for something extra to do, is soak some of them. Its a no effort project really. Dip it and forget it for a while.
     
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    Yes please spill, what are you soaking it in.
     
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    I wonder if you were able to keep the handle and oil warm somehow to get a real deep soak.

    I'm sure warm oil would REALLY penetrate.
     
  10. Leif

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    I could always tuck it away in a closet if I had to. With summer coming, sitting outside should service well. I did more or less paint it black hahaha.
     
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    Very cool....
     
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    you need help :4:

    I love that bro. Great idea.
     
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    I dream about my next hafting...is that a problem I should seek help for? :33:
     
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    Thanks, I wasn't sure what you meant by "dunker".
     
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    Very creative, mate
     
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    Here we go again! LOL! Off to Home Depot I go! I have been in their so much lately picking up supplies for my axe projects, I'm on a first name basis with half the store. LOL!!!!
     
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    Doesn't seem like a problem to me. I have an alarm hooked up to my computer and everytime an axe head is posted on e-bay the alarm goes off! :44:
     
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    Thanks Skog. This rocks. Going to try this.
     
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    Awesome! I know you had this idea brewing up for some time. :D
     
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    How much oil does it take for the soaks?
     
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    I'm confused...

    Why wouldn't a 12" section of 3" not fit in the Jeep?

    Power wheels not making room for cargo these days? :29:
     
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    My top is all glass, I am not driving with all that sticking out the back, with my glass gate swinging around.

    Power wheels...riiight.
     
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    What did you use to fix the soaker to your deck? or wherever. Or do you just prop it up.

    Just put mine together. Thanks for the great idea.

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    I just tied the top to my work bench.

    Let that sealer set a few days before you put oil in it.
     
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    Axe soaker in action. this one is a smaller one -about 28"

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    Is there any particular reason you painted it black?
     
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    Your answers lay within my first post.
     
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    The Jersey pattern ( or Kelly Perfect) getting to ya, is it?.........Ross
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    I saw that... Thanks!
    I was wondering why Coop painted his.
    If he did it for a reason or did it just because like you did.
     
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    This isn't actually the sealcoat paint that SKOG used. I just did it for aesthetics.
     

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