Axe mod, jute / epoxy wrap

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  1. j_d

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    woodsmanjohn Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    Nice I like it.
     
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    Looks great, how do you mix the rope-epoxy?
    Any instructions would be appreciated.
     
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    Tbe jute I picked up was actually wrapped around wire. I should have checked the package closer. I just wrapped it and pulled the bbn end under with a loop. After it was as tight as possible I massaged 2 part epoxy in until it wouldnt take any more. I then just scraped off as much as possible. After it was dry I sanded off the rough bits. If I had gotten regular jute my plan was to soak it prior to wrapping it. Easy peasy.
     
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    Thanks, it is worth a try.

    Nice result.
     
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    I have had excellent results using 3M fiberglass repair resin for my jute wrapped projects....nice post.
     
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    Pardon the dumb interruption, but what axe is that.
     
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    Wetterlings Bushman. I thinned the edge just a bit but it is a good compromise for chopping/splitting in a packable size with a hardened poll and the ability to choke up.
     
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    Turned out nice! I've used a similar wrap on handles to give a better grip.
     
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    The wraps turned out great. I kind of like the idea of having wire in the twine. Where did you find it?

    Great looking piece of steel, who is the maker?

    I have done something similar with epoxied jute wrap.

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    Yours looks great. I got the wrap at Lowe's. The axe is a Wetterlings Bushman. I love bbn it for a small pack axe.
     
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    Guess using 5-min epoxy would be pushing it for the wrap then! (If you soak the jute first) Maybe 24 hr stuff will be better? which epoxy did you use?
     
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    Here’s a video I saw a couple years ago. This guy jute wraps the handle were he grips it instead of at the head. Same process though. Still deciding on whether to use jute/epoxy, or paracord on my Trail Boss axe. About the only use it sees is splitting some wood for the fire pit.



    L8R,
    Matt
     
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    That would be great for grip. My main thought was for protecting the wood with over strikes but the grip is a benefit if slipping is a problem.
     

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