Tenon joints

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    Watched member Skilcult's video on steaming warped axe handleshttps://youtu.be/ffp2rjdnmiE, and decided to give it a try on a couple of beautifully slim vintage axe handles that just happen to.be a bit out of whack. Where Skilcult uses 2x6's and deck screws to make a wedging frame, I decided to try my hand at building a frame using seaso ed peeled southern yellow pine that I felled n last spring, give it some flat hewing where it was needed, and put the thing together with tusk tenons. There will be a few pics:
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    Got to use my recently acquired timber slick.
     
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    Hewed the flats with a wettlerlings Broad axe and a husqvarna carpenter axe
     

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    Main mortice and tenons 1&1/2" x4". Left the mortices round on the end instead of doing all the chisel work, and rounded the tenons to fit with the Husky axe.
     
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    Main mortice and tenons 1&1/2" x4". Left the mortices round on the end instead of doing all the chisel work, and rounded the tenons to fit with the Husky axe.
     
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    How the tapered tusks lock it all together. No nails, no screws, no cordage. Next progect is the steamer box. 20170319_131912.jpg
     
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    Thanks for posting the photos! I enjoy seeing old-school wood working.
     
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    That is excellent. I look forward to seeing the rest!
     
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    Me, too Pastor. Haven't figured out the steamer box, but have a fairly large brick rocket stove that should have no problem providing enough heat for the steam. Will have to cut an assortment of spacers and wedges to lock in the handles.
    Just working on learning some techniques on some small projects before I embark on any grand undertakings. Next project may be a shave horse, or some heavy duty timber framed saw horses to keep the logs at a comfortable hewing height.
     
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    Thanks for sharing! I have a love of traditional tools as well and it is nice to see them in use. How was drilling holes with the bit and brace? I have found drilling large diameter holes a bit rough with a "normal" size brace... been looking for one with a much larger diameter throw to help.
     
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    The tusks were only 1", so I used the brace. The main mortises are 1&1/2" and I used a t-handled auger for that. Pretty easy. By leaving the mortises round ended I avoided a lot of tedious chisel work. Will eventually progress to that, and making fully housed joints, but for this project it wasn't necessary. BTW, the whole frame was made out of tbe same tree, to include the tusks. Thanks for the interest.
     
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    Millers falls made a 16"brace, i use it for 1.5" or larger bits. With a sharp bit its fast and easy drilling.
     

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