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  1. DarthTaco

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    Had a bit o' a hanging fest today. Got an axe marked Western Logger (unknown maker) cedar pattern hung, and a Ye olde (mid 1920's) Craftsman jersey hung today on some old Hickory blanks I carved out last year. Grain is fairly good on them, one is damn near perfect, maybe 10-15 degrees off, the other about 20. Both on 36" hafts.

    Coated the handles in red mahogany minwax, hoping it comes out cool! First coat today, maybe another tomorrow. In the mean time it's time to dive into the Poetic Eddas.
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    i love that axe.


     
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    My old Craftsman Vanadium. This axe has seen better days and could use some love. But it still gets the job done. image.jpg
     
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    CityoftheSouth motivated me with his awesome reshaped handles to finish a project I've been putting off. Shown is a stripped and sanded vintage Link handle made by Bruner Ivory Handle. It had been dipped in red laquer (another vintage Link shown for comparison), but was transparent enough to show nice grain, color, and no run-out. Turned out to be very pretty multi-colored hickory. Now sporting an old Plumb 3.2 CT. Cheers!
     

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    Thanks man, she's a bit of a bastard but I love how it turned out
     
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    Father inlaw picked up a 2.5 lb carpenters head and gifted it to me. Trade marked chipAway. Anyone know about this brand?
    I'm not finding it.
     
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    Is it different from the Chipaway knife brand?

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    Wow, those are good lookin handles! Just what the doctor ordered for a nice Connie.
     
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    Haven't played in a wile, I'll just leave this here.
     
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    Sub in for previous post.

    ROUND TWO... FIGHT

    This is after endless hours of sanding and burning and burning and sanding and throw in two coats of minwax and all the burning and sanding in between, but it is coming along quite nicely though. I am the proud owner if this...

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    A little before and after for you!
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    Salvaged 8 of 9 old handles from my latest batch of project axes. Some real nice slim old sticks in there. I even have a octagon cut 36" with "wards master quality" printed on it.

    Axe heads from left to right on top are : Plumb dayton/Craftsman Michigan/Plumb Jersey/Council Jersey/"US" dayton.

    Left to right bottom: American axe-Lippencott fire axe/unmarked Michigan or Dayton/Dunlop 3lb DB/Kelly perfect Jersey.
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    I have some multi tools and one opinel 8 carabon but i after i am buying a knife i want another one.
    I live in israel so i dont need a machete or other huge knife. And every time i order a knife or a multitool my dad is asking for what i need because i others.
    What should i do?
     
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    Okay gang, this is my next project after the Condor blades are finished. Rehaft this guy or sand and repaint to 'restore' the original look?

     
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    I'd start by accepting the fact that collecting tools (knives or otherwise) can be a fun and addictive hobby. Get a good after school job if you don't have one already, and set aside a percentage of your income for fun. Tell your dad that multitools and knives are much cheaper in the long run than girls, and less likely to get you into trouble too. ;)
     
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    Yes but i have job and money and if i want my dad can give some . But what is the problem is that he keeps asking me why i need another knife or a multi tool
     
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    "Well, this blade is a drop point, scandi grind. And the new one is a drop point, convex grind. They make look similar but are two completely different animals. Where the scandi lacks, the convex picks up in. Here let me show you on this piece chicken... I also forgot to mention I have another two coming in. They have G10 scale material, where as these are micarta. I just want to try them both and see which ones I like better..."

    I think I've had this conversation with my girlfriend quite a few times. After a minute or so she just walks off. Shaking her head and mumbling.
     
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    Answering that question from a woman is easy................"for the same reason you have several purses, when you only need one to haul your crap around."
     
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    Details man details lol.
     
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    Tried some various antique looks on a few of my hafts. Was just looking for something that gave a little more of a vintage character than the lighter colored natural finish of bare linseed oil.

    Kelly flint edge cruiser. About as dark as I would want to go here.
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    3lb. Kelly perfect on a 30". Went with a little lighter color on this one, but it's still much darker than bare BLO.
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    Just playing around with it a bit to see what I like. The older and more beat up the head is the more rustic I think I might like the finish to be.


    Also attempted a leather mask for one of my boys axes...

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    Did some camping recently, and I used my Plumb rockaway as both a bucking axe and splitter (mostly a splitter). It did awesome, and the bit stayed sharp except where I dinged the toe on a rock a little...nothing too bad, and now it's got some use on it! Love this axe and the CT heartwood handle. I also used my small Worth carpenter's hatchet a bit (tent pegs and kindling) as well as my GB SFA for some light splitting, and my Ontario machete for breaking up long branches for kindling. All in all a lot of fun.

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    Putting my duo to work last weekend...

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    Details about this axe?

    Older Hults-Bruks 1.25 lb head on a Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe handle, I love it. Nice and portable but can still get some work done
     
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    Warren Puget sound pattern on a 36" vintage handle I rescued off another double bit. The head slid right on and seated perfectly on the shoulders of the old handle. The two eyes must be identical lol. My first Puget sound!
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    Swedish boys axe got a new bit cover and a tune up for our trip on the Pinchot trail in two weeks![​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Just picked up this beauty for $30. From the riveted handle rings and straight tooth design, I'm pretty sure this is from the latter half of the 19th century. Three broken teeth, but the remaining teeth are still sharp and well aligned. Figured I'd clean her up, and have already picked a spot to hang her on my living room wall.

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    4 lb collins jersey restored, rehung, and masked by myself.
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    My latest project, done from a vintage Craftsman 3.5 lb Michigan pattern felling axe that was 6 bucks at the flea market. It was made as an art piece for a buddy to hang on his wall, not very bushcrafty looking but still a fully functional tool.

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    I just picked up almost the same axe! Yours came out great, the sheath is very nice as well. I really like the branded logo on the haft too. I'm thinking about picking one up for myself.
     
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    My hatchet

    This is the hatchet I am using now. I have to test it seriously, since I have made it myself at a forging class in Gransfors-Sweden last year. Sharp as a razor!
     

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    In Sweden we are afraid of mixing Hults bruk and Gransfors Bruk items! LOL
     
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    That's an awesome looking hatchet. Nice work!
     
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    Beautiful hatchet!!
     
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    that is one wicked looking hatchet. like it!
     
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    could you tell us a little more; specs...length, steel, size, etc. just really like that look
    also welcome to the forum!
     
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    About my hatchet

    Thank you for your interest and for welcoming me!
    The hatchet is forged in a 2 days class in Gransfors in the north of Sweden. The company is more than 100 years old.
    We used specially alloyed steel with high carbon content from Sandvik-Sweden. The edge is hardened by heating it to around 1500°F and then rapidly cooling it in cold water.
    The head measures 5,5 – 6 in long and the edge is mirror polished and 3 in wide. The weight is aprox. 1.1 Lb. Overall length is 12 in.
    We used American hickory as handles and they are treated with linseed oil.
    When I do handles myself I very often use curly birch and linseed oil as treatment.

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    Lucky you to have the opportunity to attend such a class, and the resulting Hatchet is a thing of Beauty! ;-)
     
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    thankyou; nice size and looks...let us know how she performs
     
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    Here's one of a few projects I'm finishing up this Sunday. R King Michigan pattern with phantom bevels. If you know the history of the line, it went out of production in 1925, so the axe is at the youngest, 90 years old.

    I'm pairing it up with this great old octagonal Wards Master Quality handle that I got at a flea market. It had a nice old 4 lb plumb on it, but the hang job was crummy, so it had to come off anyway.
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