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Tried the jute wrap collar

Discussion in 'Axe Mob' started by Ptpalpha, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Ptpalpha

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    Did both my 2-1/4 pounders, and I like how they turned out so I hope I can keep from smashing them off!!
    Started with a base layer of rubber (innertube), for extra cushion and to keep the glue off the haft.
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    Skim coated the rubber with wood glue, wrapped one layer of jute, slightly heavier layer of glue, next layer of jute, etc. When I got the thickness I wanted I finished with a slightly heavier coat of glue, rubbed into every crack and crevice of the jute.
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    Within an hour it no longer looked like oatmeal-snot.
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    I rubbed on a few more layers of glue after the last pic was taken, filling every little void or pin hole I could find.
    Anyway, that's all I got... it's easy to do, and it just might give your haft a "second chance"!
     
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  2. Ptpalpha

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    Here's the final product, all infused with rustic Plumby goodness:
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    Pretty slick! Looks really neat and should work well too.
     
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    Nice work. Looking at doing a paracord wrap this weekend.
     
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    That's awesome! I just bought a collar, would have tried this first if I'd known... dang! Maybe on the next one.
     
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    That's nice. My brother needs that. Lol. I guess you could stain as well.
     
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    Removed both of them. Figured out what most of you already know: the slimmer the neck under the head, the better the axe can get through the wood.
    Really glad that I had the rubber innertube underneath! Made taking them off easy peasy.
     

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