Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by j_d, Nov 4, 2018.
Nice I like it.
Looks great, how do you mix the rope-epoxy?
Any instructions would be appreciated.
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.
Thanks, it is worth a try.
I have had excellent results using 3M fiberglass repair resin for my jute wrapped projects....nice post.
Pardon the dumb interruption, but what axe is that.
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.
Turned out nice! I've used a similar wrap on handles to give a better grip.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.