Show me your axe racks!

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  1. badgerthehobo

    badgerthehobo Unathletic supporter Supporter Bushclass I

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    Not sure if this goes here or over in self made...mods, please move it if i'm wrong.

    My axe collection has been growing as of late, and I am looking for a creative way to store/display them. right now I just have them hanging from baling twine in my shed. Show me what you've got!
     
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    The majority of my tools used to live in a shed but the rust on saws, mold on handles, even the occasional wood worm eating handles and enough was enough. The humidity would literally have my oiled handles covered in mold in no time. All my loved tools moved inside. I have not had any problems with them drying out but I keep them well oiled, especially the wedges.

    I just used some 2x4's screwed between one end of one of my workbenches and the wall. And old wood box holds a chainsaw, wedges, chain, hammers etc..

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  3. RavenLoon

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    Here is one I made. It takes one 8' 1x12, two 8' 1x4s, one 8' closet rail, screws, and nails to hold the rails in place. About $20.

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    I installed shelves in between the studs of a basement wall and put in a hatchet rack.

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    All this thread is showing me is that I dont have enough axes...
     
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    LOL, I was thinking the same thing!
     
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    I just have my axes leaning in a corner out in the shed. I only have a full size double bit, a full size single bit, a boys axe, and now 2 hatchets. I don't have room for an axe rack.
     
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    I'm following this closely. Currently my axes are hanging from nails in my workshop, but I feel its' time (now that I have 20+), to build a rack to properly house them.
     
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    I have some of mine displayed on the walls of my log house but most I set in the square plastic milk carriers.



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    All of mine are still leaned against a wall I need to make one of these soon
     
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    Seriously...makes my meager "collection" not a collection!
     
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    I'm gonna have to step up my game if I'm gonna hang around you guys.
     
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    Your wife must have one hell of a shoe/purse collection!
     
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    Actually no, we balance each other out in that regard. I am the hoarder/collector she is the "if I don't use it today, throw it away" type. I have to keep a very close eye on my stuff....;)
     
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    I just put these together yesterday, One for axe,s one for hatchets. They were both made out of scrap pallet wood. A little sanding and some stain and should make pretty good storage. 018.jpg
     
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    I just bought an antique wood box and put all mine in it.
     
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    Nice rack

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    I did have a few on the wall. After seeing these I may hang a blanket over them in shame.
     
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    Old boxes are cool.

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    Just when you think you have too many of something...
     
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    OMG! My jaw just hit the floor.
     
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    The photos of my axe rack area above are two years old. I will post an updated photo soon. I have sold some and bought some since those photos were taken...
     
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    *snort*
    *chuckle*
     
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    Wow!

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    I don't have open walls clear enough for racks.
    My axes/hatchets are on the front porch near where I process fire wood,
    my trucks,
    motorcycle,
    Next to the stove,
    In the garden shed,
    In my shop trailer,
    In my barn ,
    and the lean-to on the barn.
    I didn't collect them like it seems many of you all did , Most were given to me .Much of my dads collection.
    I think I bought 3 my whole life.
    They are not show pieces, their just tools.
    Most are antiques and laden with their own history.
    I don't throw the broken handles away, I re purpose them.
     
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    the area is a work in progress, making some new shelves in the basement so a bit cluttered at the moment. i'm working on being kinda of a minimalist and only keeping what i need

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    I bought this coat rack for $5 at a garage sale.

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    EBE74586-3563-4F81-B3C3-23648D766C39.jpeg Reviving an old thread with a few of my axes and hatchets.
     
  31. Miller White

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    That is a great box! ...and a real teaser of all that fine steel ;):dblthumb:
     
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    I keep meaning to come up with something a bit more elegant, but so far the Prairie Farms milk crate just keeps getting it done:
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    Not exactly a "rack" but I found this idea somewhere in the internet (possibly this forum...can't recall exactly where I saw it). I tweaked it a little for my purposes.

    These plywood cable spools get thrown out into dumpsters by the hundreds everyday at construction sites across the country I'm sure. When I was working a construction job I grabbed one and took it home.

    Sawed out rounded slots radially and used hook and eyes screwed into the outside face to retain anything that might rattle out of place as I roll it around the basement on the caster wheels I screwed to the bottom (yes, I know screwing parallel to the plywood layers is not ideal, but for this application it should be good enough). A coat of polyurethane to seal the surfaces. Voila.

    A few of my crude, basic but serviceable waxed leather axe masks are to be seen in photos...as well as the sawdust mess I was making while building an insulated door for my basement. Pardon the mess!

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    I like the spool idea. The only thing I'd change would be to get one of the big spools with the wooden core (not sure if yours is wood or cardboard) and cut slots in the core for the bits to go into.
    With my luck my wife would chop off her toe if I stored my axes blade-out, lol.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Geez now I’m running around to find a construction site....

    Oh and no wheels on the bottom to roll around, more like a lazy Susan thingy for free spinning....

    Yes too much forum time for me.....
     
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    You fellas have some nice setups. I'm about hard as Portland cement right now looking at all the pronagraphic axe displays.

    A nice, functional display is high on my to-do list 'cause the pile-o-axes on the basement floor is somewhat lackluster.
     
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    Looking at this thread makes me feel ax-poor.
     
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    Made from scraps and repurposed boards. 20181109_184648.jpg
     
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    How in the world do you choose? I think I'd develop a twitch trying to make a decision. :18:
     
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    I don't have that many. I use nails in the shed alot. By my wood stove in living room I have double side coat hook. Looks nicers. On my wood box I have bunch of coat hooks for various things. Not cheap as nail, but quick.
     
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    I feel bad... I have a piece of cordage strung along the bottom of the lowest 8' shelf in my gear room. every foot or so, i just tied an overhand knot to make a small loop. my hatchet handles stick through the loop and just hang there... too ashamed even to show pics. at my old place i just stood them in the corner.
     
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    Here is about 2/3 of my axes. The nicer ones anyway.
    Mounted on thick pegboard with some of my bow saws.
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    I have a few here...

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    Y'all have a lot of axes! Im pretty jealous right about now. I need to step up my axe game!
     
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    It's the heavy cardboard core, not wood. I just used what was available at the job site dumpster.

    As for the little woman cutting off her toes...I'd say that'll teach her a lesson for messing around near my axes! Haha
     
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    I have one good shed outside stuffed full. I brought these guys in and cleaned them up a bit and inspired by this thread I put up a butcher block shelf in the man cave and drilled some holes in it.

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