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Reply #300 on: May 15, 2014, 11:56:16 PM
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Reply #301 on: May 16, 2014, 09:15:17 AM
Good looking axe. What you thinking Tony?
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Reply #302 on: May 16, 2014, 09:25:37 AM

I was never 100% happy with how this one turned out, I rescued it from the shed and had another go using a sledge-hammer handle

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Reply #303 on: May 16, 2014, 11:30:57 PM

I finished this one off today,
I need to have a play and see if the handle is too long, also not sure if the head is stable  :think:


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Reply #304 on: May 23, 2014, 01:24:40 AM
These are looking pretty good from this end !!

Very much liking the two tools you've come up with sparky !!

For my metal wedges I've been using cut off and somewhat ground down
large flat nails (cut masonry nails) they're case hardened and work great
for a axe/hatchet metal wedge.  Cut them down to about 3.2 cm or longer
if need be and grind the sides of the heads flat, dipping in water so not to
lose the hardening, grind an edge on the end and hammer 'em in.  The brand
I use are "Maze Nails" made here in the US.  Use these straight in hammer
eyes and grain slant in on wood axe wedges.  Although I've recently had
success with two crossed wood wedges and I think I'll be doing this with
my axes from now on. :)

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Reply #305 on: May 23, 2014, 09:27:50 AM


Thanks Puukko,
pictures of your work are always welcome  :salute:

The hatchet is a bit of an experiment as theres not much 'meat' on that handle, if it slips I will cut it down and wedge it

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Re: I'm going to need a bigger...
Reply #306 on: May 23, 2014, 07:36:26 PM
Hi, Pukko. :cheers:

Great wedges if you can source them locally are the round wedges.

A few of mine for everything from hammers to pickaxes.

about those round wedges....


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Reply #307 on: May 29, 2014, 03:32:34 AM
Hi, Pukko. :cheers:

Great wedges if you can source them locally are the round wedges.

A few of mine for everything from hammers to pickaxes ...

:cheers: enki_ck !

Yes, I have these in a couple of my stock production axes
and now that I think of it those heads have never come lose,
although I've never tried one on a head that I've hung.

Thanks for the tip !


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Re: I'm going to need a bigger...
Reply #308 on: May 29, 2014, 09:49:25 AM
I think that heads a lot better on a long haft, it looked a real handful as a hatchet :)

I think I might go down the round wedge route, as I would imagine there seated a lot more securely?

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Reply #309 on: June 09, 2014, 10:18:46 PM

I chopped a little fire wood, decided to attach the head and thin the handle a little








Not perfect, need to have a play and see how it feels
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Reply #310 on: June 09, 2014, 10:49:58 PM
Dang Tony, I REALLY lik the look of that. :drool:
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Reply #311 on: June 09, 2014, 10:58:58 PM

Thanks Mate,  :salute: I am not sure how its going to feel in the hand yet..... it is a very long handle  :think:
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Reply #312 on: June 09, 2014, 11:51:41 PM
I love the lines on it now mate :)

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Reply #313 on: June 10, 2014, 03:53:34 AM
Looks to be a very usable work axe sparky415 !!
Japanese splitting axes have what we would
consider to be "thin" handles.

I might suggest a diamond keeper knot in that
lanyard though.  ;)


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Reply #314 on: July 20, 2014, 08:51:18 PM
Tony check this out.    :o      Make sure your seated before you click on the link just in case you pass out.    :D
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Reply #315 on: July 20, 2014, 09:19:37 PM
 :o :o :o

Dang!

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Reply #316 on: July 21, 2014, 04:53:34 AM
 :o   Yikes!   :o


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Reply #317 on: July 21, 2014, 07:34:11 AM

And its pick up only   :think:    :pok: David
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Reply #318 on: July 21, 2014, 08:36:51 AM
Instant collection there! :)

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Reply #319 on: July 21, 2014, 11:02:26 AM
Wow, how much would I like to get hold of that? :o
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Reply #320 on: March 09, 2016, 12:42:59 PM
I thought I should give my regular user a bit of TLC
Unfairly it’s never been my favourite I think because after I hung it it became loose, I hammered the wedges in further, it became loose again so I lost my patience with it and really hammered them in too far  :-[
But it’s stayed firm since them, I’ve never been gentle with it, it gets thrown in my car, put away dirty and wet...



I don’t take out every nick in either my axes or knives, I would soon run out of steel, I just try to make them useable
After a bit of a sharpen with my diamond stones,



I then move on to my sandpapers 1200 up to 3000 grit  :2tu: :2tu: :2tu:



  :rofl: Not really I’m in my garage, I just run the head over my polishing wheel,  ;)



Ready for work  :tu:


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Reply #321 on: March 09, 2016, 01:28:49 PM
Nice work!

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Reply #322 on: March 09, 2016, 07:01:07 PM
If the head doesn't loosen again on it then you done it right ;) :D Love the pics  :tu:


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Reply #323 on: August 27, 2016, 12:41:35 PM

Chunks of nicely seasoned fire wood



Made slightly smaller



And packed away (any excuse to play   ;) )



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Reply #324 on: August 27, 2016, 12:56:03 PM

Chunks of nicely seasoned fire wood



Made slightly smaller



And packed away (any excuse to play   ;) )




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Reply #325 on: August 27, 2016, 03:06:58 PM

Yes Mate, new toy, this thing is huge, I can stand upright in it  :o
Got to be better for getting out-of in the morning  :D

In the shop they said "12mins to put up"  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Reply #326 on: August 27, 2016, 03:16:04 PM


Yes Mate, new toy, this thing is huge, I can stand upright in it  :o
Got to be better for getting out-of in the morning  :D

I've got one as well (in blue), it can, from personal experience withstand gale force winds if you use the TBS  :tu:
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Reply #327 on: August 27, 2016, 03:24:24 PM
TBS?  :think:

The Big String?

 You know me Mark I won’t be going out in it if the weather is going to be bad  :D

Ah, OK  got it, you know I never read the instructions  :salute:

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Reply #328 on: August 27, 2016, 07:48:42 PM
When is the camping trip Tony?   
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Reply #329 on: August 27, 2016, 11:00:48 PM

Maybe a weekend away end of next month... possibly...  maybe the New forest
No-where very wild

And I don’t think I will be allowed to take the axe targets  :dd:
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