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  1. AK Adventurer

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    @Miller White @Muleman77 @Kelly W thanks guys! I definitely have no problem giving an import a fair chance, a lot of my nicest knives are Chinese cheapies, and the other boys axe I recently put together is unmarked, I'm pretty sure it's a imported cheapy. :)

    Wire wheel took all the black off the handle to bare wood, and 99% of the red rust, and paint remnants off the head down to black rust/patina. Bench grinder took the chipped edge back and re-set preliminary bevels that I can refine later.

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    Hand sanded the handle at 220, and I threw a coat of Sedona red stain on. Came out the way I wished the last one I did would have! Just what I was hoping for!

    Grain in the handle looks like oak... Maybe a little curly in one spot.

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    Couple days to dry in my cool shop and I'll hit it with the BLO. Handle is DRY, gonna take a few coats I think.

    Debating whether I want to put a fresh coat of paint on the head or not...
     
  2. Miller White

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    @AK Adventurer looking good man! The handle turned out well, the red wears sweet with the grain.

    I think you have a good piece there and when the next one comes in, all stamped with prominent lineage...this guy will still be ready to work and ready to let a neighbor or friend borrow:dblthumb:...in my case a cousin back in October...:eek:
     
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    Just a cheapie Bahco folding saw, but this little guy can cut thru a 6” trunk in seconds. I use it all the time. Think it was 20 bucks. :)


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    :dblthumb: Looks good from here! A little paint might perk it up even more.
     
  5. Miller White

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    All said and done, I hope to have this 3lb sweet cheek Dayton hung in at about 29" - 29 1/2"

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    It's a 32" Link handle I will need to sand off the varnish still, possibly attempt ovaling out the flat board but there is not much material to work with.

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    Hope to wedge and finish this hang tomorrow
     
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    Just finished making this belt axe from a junior mechanic carpenters hatchet.
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    I made the handle from some Ash. I messed up on the eye but it still works:4:
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  7. Miller White

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    Started this guy yesterday...

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    Today...I got this one in the bag ;)

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    Vintage, sweet cheeks, superb steel
    3lb. Dayton
    29 1/2" Link Hickory

    BLO soak overnight :dblthumb:
     
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    I really really need to stop watching this thread. I need another restoration head. I can feel it in my finger bones.
     
  9. Miller White

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    Naaa...you just need to pick up a vintage head to resurrect not stop watching the thread lol!
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    Yep. That's exactly it. I don't know what to do next, but like I said, I want a cruiser baaaaadddd
     
  11. Kelly W

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    Least ya said want.. not need :)

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    New hatchet on the way!


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    The new one stained and sharpened up great! Here it is with its ironic new friend-- the one I did this winter, a slightly lighter head on a slightly longer handle.

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    They both still need BLO put on the handles.

    Need to touch up the red pain on the small one. Also thinking I'll spray the new ones head flat black, it already looks good dark, and the protection would be nice.
     
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    .......tha
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    THAT'S NOT FAIR! You gave me a wall of awesome! Just wow and damn.
     
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    And your pile of epically cool kit grows larger! (The best thing about it is that despite the fact that you always have cutting edge gear, not only do you actually use it.. you actually need it. I like that.)
     
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    goes to show that axe's are like rabbits, start with 2 and they multiply till you have no more trees in you back yard and a reinforced shelf just to show part of your collection.
     
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    I straight up snort laughed and hurt myself a little at that
     
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    What's in your wallet...or on your bench?:D;)


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    ^^^^Nice bongos beatnik! But seriously, all the handle stains I see going on here have given me an idea. Cold blue a head and tea stain and vinegroon the handle. Might make a cool grey and black axe:33:
     
  21. Miller White

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    Collins Legitimus, Hartford
    Just under 1 1/2lbs total
    14 1/2" Link Hickory

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    Still a little file work to finish at the pole

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    A little wedge shaping extra to fill the gap

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    That is going to make one fantastic tool!
     
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    I just picked up a Snow & Nealley Split and Kindling Tool Set, the kindling axe is way dull, any advise on making it razor sharp???
     
  24. Sharp_canadian

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    Playing around on the property last night. 05C31ADC-2065-4DF5-8246-B5F7201DF04B.jpeg A112B634-DCE6-4239-9042-79A605D4FCDB.jpeg 103E4290-33FF-4833-BB96-CDFCD3D3979D.jpeg BB8384C3-09EF-461A-AEB4-F198143E69B3.png
     
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    @Ralph Burch I file to a burr on both sides with a regular flat edge bevel then work my way up through my bench stones and work that edge into a convex while I sharpen and polish. Then I put a tiny micro bevel on at the end. And take the stone to the bit, not the bit to the stone. Trying to sharpen an axe like a knife is only slightly less awkward than a fart in church.
     
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    Thanks for the advise, I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    You're more than welcome brother. Im sure there are others here that would be able to give you better methods, or more help as well. Shoot me a PM if you have any questions though.
     
  28. Kelly W

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    Simply a beautiful tool. thanks for posting it.
     
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  29. Miller White

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    Thank you @Kelly W
    I wish I had this hung and ready when I did the treefort/zipline, but he is ready for the next project.
     
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    A beauty and a beast to begin work on. Plumb Cruiser being the obvious beauty here; full bits, had been properly filed on all 4 edges, and a perfect clean eye. Walters is a bit more of a project (probably turn it into a backyard house axe).

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    IT shouldnt be a problem. Ive done emergency hafts where the wood didnt meet the front or the back but it held perfectly. The haft has lasted for a good while and the only reason i need to replace the handle now is because an over strike broke out a good portion in the middle of the handle. I took alot for time to fit the sides though.

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    I had to cut off the split before it went further up the handle, so i could finish.
     
  32. Miller White

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    I brought this guy home and I dont know nor have had any luck finding any information relating to this cast steel #94 in a red diamond stamped axe...

    Any eyes and opinions and help will be greatly appreciated for this rescue from the crusher.

    Thank you:44::44::cool:

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  33. Miller White

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    Here are the crusher rescues I managed to squirrel away and bring home yesterday without anyone the wiser...

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    5' Perforated Lance Tooth felling saw, nice long teeth and straight blade... found use for the 2nd handle-thank you @Muleman77!
    I will hopefully be able to use for bucking at this length, if stiff enough, and if the stars align I can fell with it surely.

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    Made by Stanley in the 1940's/'50's I believe, modeled after the Stanely 110(?)

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    This 1 1/4 Collins came to me as an unknown, rusted and crusted head...I Liked The Handle 1st

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    <1lb. Cobblers Hammer(?)

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    J.P.H. Everkeen...maybe 24"blade...I need to measure and research

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    All I can make of this is Cast Steel and the #94 in the red diamond...if anyone has a direction or example and knows what I have, that would be great.

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    G.W. Bradley (worn connie?)

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    US PLUMB 1944....stamped with an inverted "M"
    13" total length
    Just over 1 1/2lbs.

    Morning and happy Sunday:57::44::cool:
     
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    What a great haul!
     
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    You did pretty good there @Miller White!

    Running those little felling saws alone will smooth out your sawing technique!
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    Those saws have me drooling! Thanks for the wake-up treat!
     
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    Thanks @Muleman77 and thanks for the Sawyer tip, always most welcome and appreciated.

    I have plenty of trees on my property but the ones I want to fell are beyond my scope and experience...and to close to the house to apply any learning curve lol!
     
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    Might take a few days...its already taken a few to get to this dry fit, look and feel test lol!

    I just fall over for the axe eye maul

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    Do you find these at scrap yards?
     
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    I actually stumbled into a chance meeting of a guy who happens to run equipment at one of several scrapyards in Hartford CT.
    Fortunate for me or not, he has my number in a manner of speaking and knows I am particular to Connie's and Ct made.

    ...and yet I keep rescuing/buying even when they are not connies or CT made ;):dblthumb:
     
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    Ok I might have to checkout some of the local scrap yards near me :4:
     
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    I am not sure how that will work out, but bringing a 12 pack on a Friday afternoon may help get the right attention lol!
     
  43. Kelly W

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    I had the opportunity to hold this beauty tonight so I figured I'd post it. Haven't had much to share.


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    Nothing special and i feel weird posting it in this thread full of cool axes, but i really just dig this fiskars - I've had a few wetterlings and gransfors and others but after many sell offs this has been the keeper (but, i live somewhere where it's usually pretty hot so i only pull out the axe occasionally in winter...)

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    I had some vintage axes but i sold them :/ i might buy some heads on ebay if i can get a good deal
     
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    I need a house so I can have a wood pile and take cool pictures like everyone else here. Contagious Awesomeness has struck again.
     
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    This is a chopper that deserves respect. It has had lots of hands on it and you can feel it in your palms. Had been a while since I'd held it until today.

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    Good Morning from CT! The hottest tourist destination in New England :58::55:

    This guy came to me as junk, I was surprised but kept quiet ;)
    I have been taken by the fact it's still complete and tight and ready to go after a little light, not serious, file to the bit.

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    Original Factory Hang.
    Pretty impressive it's all still solid, tight and complete...considering the probable hammer in hand that mushroomed the pole trying for years perhaps to loosen the head from the handle :confused:

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    It had remnants of its paper handle label, indicating the model and manufacture country etc...it just wanted to continue to peel off in my hand.

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    Sandvik Camper
    Sweden
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    Nice group! What's the fella in the far back, older looking handle?
    It's the handle that caught my eye :)
     

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