Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by IA Woodsman, Mar 9, 2009.
Just got my 2Nd Condor Travel Hawk.
And after handle treatment
Definitely a dual purpose tool for me
I am loving mine so far, along with the rest of them
What's that in the top left of the group pic?
it is a swedish brush clearing axe
My boys with ears
T.T. Kelly Perfect
Collins Red Seal
Before and after of this Montgomery Ward Lakeside DB Cruiser I think it turned out great and can't wait to try it. Next project on the left.
That green mask is the heat.
This one was passed down to me from my Dad. I put basic new handle on it and sharpened it. Not sure what make it is and it must be over 50yrs old.
Came out great and I agree, that mask in green...superman awesome!
Did you rehang in the handle it came with?
Been using two new pieces of kit to assemble both my lightweight and heavyweight Nessmuk Trio's.
and lighter weight....
Considering that collection, I take it you too like the dualism of it a lot too?
I do, I generally like and carry tools that serve more than one function
That looks like my 240 in your lightweight kit, but which Silk is in the heavier?
Big Boy 360mm
I was thinking sickle [sic] of one sort or another
Ahhhh, and that kydex sheathed hatchet?
@Park Swan Mini Work Hawk. Only thing mini about it is it's size.
I have always heard of it being referred to as a swedish brush axe, they are used a lot by the hydro companies in ontario where I am from, that one was found in the bush by some hydro lines
Finally got myself one of the famed Billnas 12.3’s. This one was restored with a hand carved 23” ash handle by BeaverCreek Woodcraft.
For those wondering, I believe Matt has another 12.3 with a hand carved Ash handle up for grabs right now too
Question for all you experienced axe hangers.
Do you, or, should I, cut relief notches in the handle for the ridges in the eye? The ridges are digging in pretty hard and closing the wedge kerf.
Drive those ridges all the way down to the shoulder of that haft. Being hard to get set is their beauty
Right on! Thanks @Kelly W.
First set a wedge in temporarily, enough to maintain the kerf width. Then drive the ridges in clean and tight without having to carve.
That sounds like a great tip. Thanks, @Muleman77!
That's an excellent tip, one I wish I'd known about before now! (Hand slapping forehead).
I suppose an opportunity to try it is just an overstrike away, lol.
A very small selection of some of my axe collection. I have been using these on my cabin build this summer. I love my Billnäs axes!
Kellokoski's aint bad either
I just couldn't find any love for the color of this haft no matter what I do to it.
So I built me a little fire
I like it better after some flaming
Well done, it looks great.
Making a log stool.
This one is going home.
Took a few years of waiting for one to pop up on here, but worth the wait.
Looks awesome, Tim!
My newest addition...
3.75lb Mann Knot Klipper
Original 27.5" handle
Doesn't appear to have seen much use.
Thank you. It really looks like the pole saw the heaviest use.
@Miller White , that handle is dead sexy.
Finally finished hafting, learned a few things. Pretty happy with it as-is, plan to finish "de-housing" the oversize shoulder and smooth out the transition to the head.
Got a good pinch on that head with the wedge.
This particular handle has a portion of heartwood on one side, seating the head, it dug into the softer sapwood side, and now the bit is slightly out of line with the haft. I can see it, but I can't get a picture of it.
In addition to some shaping, sanding, oiling on the handle, this ol' head needs a bit of file and puck time and then we'll see what work it can do.
This thread is dangerous for me to look at. I'd love to find a head worth sprucing up and hafting, it just isn't easy in a part of the world where there aren't many trees. Maybe, I'll find one on vacation over the next few weeks.
@Expo 6 , as a card carrying enabler, I feel obligated to suggest that you begin your search on eBay for a quality vintage candidate for restoration.
If you'd like I'd be happy to provide you with some links to get you started.
@Ptpalpha I don't currently have an address that receives packages so I think I'm safe from the endless options that eBay would provide... for now
Tommy's Tommy Axe Is going home today. I tuned the edge for him this morning.
Very nice, can’t wait! Thanks @Kelly W
New Tommy axe in the mail from @Kelly W and it’s fantastic! Thanks so much! I don’t care who you are, but if there’s an axe with your name stamped in it then you just gotta have it And a fine polished edge to top it off....lovin’ it!
Found an old advertisement from popular science magazine in 1941 about the Tommy axe and it sold me
Wish you could still get them for the price in the ad.
Now you can lick a 1001 jobs! Enjoy @Forestree