Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by IA Woodsman, Mar 9, 2009.
Just safari on an iPhone, I’ve been trying to upload using imgur
Just snap the photos on your phone. Then go to the upload photo tab. Find the photo, upload and post. I think.
It is telling me I need to insert an image url
Maybe copy the location and paste it? I have an android phone so I am sorry I can't be much more help to you.
Try utilizing the actual site on your phone. Click on the upload a file tab just to the right of post reply
Finally figured out how to post pictures so here is a picture of my Sater Banko axe
And a true temper worlds finest that I recently got from @leightyj2
I'll finish this one next. I need to get back in the grove
Oooh I like that...
Modified plumb chicken hawk by Beaver Creek Woodcraft getting some love
hatchet mods are cool @leightyj2
3 1/8lb old overlay connie
22 1/2" straight oak
I want to have a nice handle on the old Gransfors. This was a nice round handle to start. An octagon it will be. I start on the front and back edges. I got those in fair shape this evening.
I've found this a very good method for both adding a nice detail to a restoration and very effective means of thinning the haft. Good thing is if you mess it up, just sand it all smooth and you usually wind up with a nice thin handle regardless.
I've been guilty of the same mindset @Kelly W. Not a lot to lose, quite a bit to gain.
I use a 36 grit flap disc on my belt grinder and the whole thing takes about 10 min.
Flap discs are great for handles....
Such a great idea that I feel stupid for never thinking about it.
And @Kelly W , that handle is looking sweet.
So torn about this Council Tools Velvicut Hudson Bay. It is beautifully hafted, but I’d prefer a longer and slightly thicker handle (a little thicker right above the fawns foot) for this head weight. Don’t really want another project though.
Well, momma always said they'd be days like this....
I was working on the Gransfors haft this evening. I've been doing it in the evening so not really good light. I work a lot by "feel" and this one just didn't feel right. It's been sitting for several months and I don't think it liked it.
Check out the cool curve at the foot! I'll discard this haft on this project but will use it on some other single. It'll work just fine I just want this axe to be straight when finished.
Onward and upward.
My next project just for me...
2 1/2lb cruiser
3 1/2lb connie
Yesterday I was driving through the industrial part of town and happened to notice a sign advertising GB and HB axes. I had no idea what this business was, but I poked my head in and was shown to the show room. Low and behold, every axe I could ever want three blocks from my work:
Turns it they are a log home supply store! Www.loghelp.com
Better get to know the manager and get that wholesale pricing!!
That's pretty cool. Even if their prices aren't bargains, it's neat to be able to handle all those different models for free and at your convenience.
Did you get a deal for buying one of each? ...LOL!
They led you to the showroom...the wall of ax! That was a trap
Good luck driving by that place without thinking about hitting THE ATM...everytime
If you find lower prices, ask them if they will match it. Cant hurt...
I'd take a different route home on payday if I were you...
Ooh, that's a good one, Kelly. Details pls!
Working on a Saturday
Iltis Canada Ox Head
1.75lb on a 21” haft
Nice!! I got a single version.....
That's a keeper for sure! @cbrianroll Nice axe
My second awesome score....it was 6 dollars
I'll double your money and pay shipping! Wouldn't it looks nice with my double?
This axe came to me from Australia. I call it a Tasmanian for that reason. Sure favors a Connie to me though. It's big, and not worn out. Not beat up, and I've never seen another like it.
I'll keep it mind if I start getting rid of things!
$8 flea market hatchet I picked up today. Marked with “made in Austria”. Looks like it’s only seen light use....maybe the head was stripped and the brown paint is peeling on the handle. The head is loose but think I’ll be able to trim it down and reuse it ?
^^^^ Underrated knives................
Split up some logs that needed cleaning up in the yard today. This Husqvarna axe is a Victor Frankenstein monstrosity. But man does it swing well!!! I am loving this ugly b!t<h! I need to try felling a tree with it to see how it works at that.
That's a nice Ax, but the handle is too short.
It's 28" . It fits me well, since I'm kinda stumpy and low to the ground.
I have to admit them light composite handles work pretty well and they don't care about changes in humidity or much of anything it seems.
Should be a minimum 32". As a comparison, the Fiskars X27 is 36". You get much more power in your swing with longer handle.
Nah! If I was just using it as a splitting axe a 32" handle would be good. But I really got it as a general purpose axe to use to drive felling wedges because of the big, flat hammer poll. In which case the 28" is getting a bit long. My Fiskars X15 is a 23" and my 3.5# Council Jersey was rehandled in a straight 26" miner's axe handle and those are right in my sweet spot for driving wedges. The nice thing about the 28" on the Husqvarna is that the extra length allows me to choke up a bit so that the flared end of the handle doesn't dig into the joint of my wrist when driving wedges. I'd have to look it up, but I believe that Husqvarna's splitting axes have longer handles and bigger heads for that purpose. I ordered this one specifically for length/weight at the local arborist shop.
Yes they do, don't they?!!!
I need to find some time to run it head to head with my Fiskars X15 or the 28" chopping axe to see which one performs better. I live my Fiskars axes, but the Husky is winning me over the more that I play with it.
Here is my 4$ flea market find. 5 ft and 1 good handle hardware.
At first inspection all the teeth look intact
The handle says W C Dillard (without my glasses)
My favorite cruiser.
A few from down under.
Those things, I've decided are better than they look. A few weeks ago I was in a wedging brawl with a big old fir, and broke my axe handle. So the guy with me that day had one of those, and I used it. I think they come in different weights, his was a bit over 5 lbs.
The poll was far superior for pounding than any of the fiskars axes I've used. Its It's nice and flat, and wide enough to get a hold of something.
Its ugly but it was built to give a wedge a beating, and take one from you!
Aaahhhhhhh!! Turned towards the Dark Side once again, haven't you?
Soon, your training will be complete! Then, you will be my synthetically-handled minion for all eternity.
ETA: Once I read this the first time I was thinking "I wonder if he just left the hinge too wide and had to split a bunch of holding wood". Then, I saw that it was you and the thought evaporated. So, nevermind.
I wont deny I visit the wrong side of the tracks now and then. And it's fun. But I don't live there