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Title: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 05, 2015, 10:50:06 PM
Kent pattern axe mod

http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?7994-kent-pattern-axe-mod-sorry

It’s a good job I don’t have any really rough old axes lying around  :whistle:


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02077.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02077.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 05, 2015, 10:58:41 PM
My dad has one of those. He's hammerited it and uses it as a garden ornament ::)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 05, 2015, 11:13:14 PM
That one was in a skip  ::)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 05, 2015, 11:14:16 PM
At least you've rescued it :)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 05, 2015, 11:17:09 PM
For better or for worse  :think:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02079.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02079.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 05, 2015, 11:18:10 PM
Ooh nice! Nice beard on that! :)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: zoidberg on April 05, 2015, 11:22:48 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 05, 2015, 11:30:08 PM
Ooh nice! Nice beard on that! :)

Lets hope I don't take too much off  :whistle:


(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02085.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02085.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02086.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02086.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 05, 2015, 11:31:39 PM
Looks bloody good mate :)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 05, 2015, 11:37:05 PM
Thanks Mike, I think I did take a bit too much off,

No Ash or Beech....Mmmm a bit of willow, well known for making axe handles  ::)
 
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02089.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02089.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02093.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02093.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02099.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02099.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 05, 2015, 11:46:11 PM
 (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02103.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02103.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02105.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02105.jpg.html)

This is where I  got to today, Was going to be a really nice Fawn foot handle but a bit fell off
Who picked bloody Willow?  :facepalm:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02107.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02107.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 05, 2015, 11:55:47 PM
Ahh the joys of wood working :D

Its an unusual pattern, it looks like it would deliver most of the shock of impact right to the top of the haft?  It must be hard on wedges???
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: derekmac on April 05, 2015, 11:56:02 PM
Fantastic job!!!
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Higgins617 on April 06, 2015, 03:11:24 AM
You've got skill!!
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Crow on April 06, 2015, 06:50:14 AM
Now that is nice. Good work.
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Grathr on April 06, 2015, 04:07:30 PM
Great work! :tu:


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Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mr. Whippy on April 06, 2015, 04:25:38 PM
That's fantastic! :o

Well done, Sparky! :cheers:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gareth on April 06, 2015, 05:23:37 PM
An axe any Viking would be happy with I'd say. :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SteveC on April 06, 2015, 08:33:41 PM
Looks Cool !  What did you use to cut it out ?
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 06, 2015, 09:15:55 PM
Ahh the joys of wood working :D

Its an unusual pattern, it looks like it would deliver most of the shock of impact right to the top of the haft?  It must be hard on wedges???

It’s not wedged yet Mate, got to thin it down some (it might still turn into a pile of splinters :))

Thanks Guys  :salute:

Looks Cool !  What did you use to cut it out ?

I tried to use a hole saw to begin with for the bottom curve, hole saws are great but it wouldn't touch the steel so I drilled a row of holes then used a 4" disc cutter, then again with the disc cutter for the top curve  :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 06, 2015, 09:28:08 PM

I found this earlier today...

 :drool:

 http://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/products/gransfors-ancient-axes/gransfors-two-lugged-beard-axe/

If I didn’t know better I would have thought they copied mine  :think:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gareth on April 06, 2015, 10:18:40 PM
Tony, have you thought about taking commissions for modified axe heads? :pok:

:D
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 07, 2015, 08:56:41 AM
They would probably be too expensive,
All those broken and burnt drill bits (and there were a lot  ::) )*, discs and belts don’t grow on trees

*It was quite interesting drilling from the eye to the bit feeling the steel getting harder  :)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 09, 2015, 10:28:11 PM
Worked on this one for a couple of hours this evening  :)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02156.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02156.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02160.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02160.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02163.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02163.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02165.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02165.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 09, 2015, 10:46:14 PM
That's really looking the part now mate :)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 09, 2015, 10:53:28 PM
Thanks Mate,
Still some work to do on both the handle and head but I think its getting there

I wonder how long the handle will hold up  :think:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 10, 2015, 12:02:11 AM
That poll will make it a great camp axe :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 10, 2015, 09:37:02 PM
Shame the lump fell off the front of the handle but it doesn't feel too bad

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02168.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02168.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 13, 2015, 09:43:04 PM
Thought I'd have a go at a quick Mask

Old belt

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02181.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02181.jpg.html)

And a drop of glue

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02183.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02183.jpg.html)

Added a leather thong

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02184.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02184.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 13, 2015, 10:00:58 PM
Does the job :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gareth on April 13, 2015, 11:34:27 PM
Looking good Tony. :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 14, 2015, 06:43:41 AM
Cheers Guys

Its a little 'rustic' but the price was right  ;)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 15, 2015, 08:24:24 PM
Just about finished
 (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02207.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02207.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02203.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02203.jpg.html)

I wonder if it will cut wood?  :think:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02211.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02211.jpg.html)

Yep, I reckon that will work  :)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 15, 2015, 09:05:22 PM
Nice edge :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Crow on April 15, 2015, 09:29:09 PM
That's really nice looking axe. I like it.

You could cut that end of the handle off, and make new pommel maybe out of some darker wood...
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SteveC on April 15, 2015, 11:02:17 PM
Just about finished
 
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02203.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02203.jpg.html)





Nice work   :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 16, 2015, 09:21:24 AM
Thanks Guys, as you can guess I'm very happy with it  :tu:

That's really nice looking axe. I like it.

You could cut that end of the handle off, and make new pommel maybe out of some darker wood...

Its only Ash so I'm not going to bother with it too much, (Ash is very good at splitting  ::) )
I will go and chop something up and see how it goes  :viking:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gerhard Gerber on April 16, 2015, 09:35:19 AM
Hi Sparky

I first noticed this ax in the background clutter of another pic you posted, and it turned out great!
I would pay for that!  8)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 16, 2015, 09:44:12 AM
Thanks Gerhard

And there is a lot of clutter in my house  :-[ :D
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Crow on April 16, 2015, 10:17:03 AM
Thanks Gerhard

And there is a lot of clutter in my house  :-[ :D
Now there is a walkthrough i would like to see...
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 16, 2015, 06:16:45 PM
Thanks Gerhard

And there is a lot of clutter in my house  :-[ :D
Now there is a walkthrough i would like to see...


PPE required  (Personal Protective Equipment)  :facepalm:
 

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Crow on April 16, 2015, 06:22:16 PM
Thanks Gerhard

And there is a lot of clutter in my house  :-[ :D
Now there is a walkthrough i would like to see...


PPE required  (Personal Protective Equipment)  :facepalm:
Check. ..
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 16, 2015, 06:37:46 PM
Thanks Gerhard

And there is a lot of clutter in my house  :-[ :D
Now there is a walkthrough i would like to see...


PPE required  (Personal Protective Equipment)  :facepalm:
Check. ..

Your more than welcome to visit Mate (+ steel toe caps )  :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gareth on April 19, 2015, 11:36:08 AM
Thanks Gerhard

And there is a lot of clutter in my house  :-[ :D
Now there is a walkthrough i would like to see...


PPE required  (Personal Protective Equipment)  :facepalm:
Check. ..

Your more than welcome to visit Mate (+ steel toe caps )  :tu:

(http://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages/knight_plate_armor_blank_labeled.jpg)
Sorted. :angel:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 19, 2015, 11:44:15 AM
 :oops:

I think I'm getting a bad reputation  :think:


 :rofl:

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 20, 2015, 08:37:20 PM
Does it make me a bad Man to even think of doing this to an antique axe?  :think:

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Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Crow on April 20, 2015, 08:49:37 PM
Do it.
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Smashie on April 20, 2015, 09:02:39 PM
Do it, you are recusing a bit of rusty metal and turning it into something useful  :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 20, 2015, 09:09:47 PM

Its like I'm at an AA meeting and you Guys are bringing me beer  :rofl:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Smashie on April 20, 2015, 09:16:00 PM

Its like I'm at an AA meeting and you Guys are bringing me beer  :rofl:

And you expect?  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SteveC on April 20, 2015, 09:48:36 PM
Do it Do it Do it    :pok:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: zoidberg on April 20, 2015, 11:29:52 PM
It has to be done.  :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SAK Guy on April 20, 2015, 11:37:05 PM
It has to be done.  :tu:

Deus Vult!!!!! 
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 21, 2015, 06:45:34 AM
 :think: :think: :think: So you Guys think I should do it???   :shrug:

Its fate might be sealed  >:D
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 21, 2015, 10:00:04 PM
Got home early and did it  >:D

As you can see I couldn’t drill the last holes on the right as the steel was too hard  :ahhh

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02260.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02260.jpg.html)

Hacked it about a bit with a disc cutter, splashing a load of water about to keep the steel cool

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02266.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02266.jpg.html)

More cutting and splashing

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02270.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02270.jpg.html)

Grinding and splashing

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02274.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02274.jpg.html)

Sanding

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02279.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02279.jpg.html)

This is where I got to today  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02284.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02284.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SteveC on April 21, 2015, 10:09:59 PM
Nice job   :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 21, 2015, 10:31:23 PM
Thanks Steve  :tu:

Just got to finish it off, then sharpen and handle
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Smashie on April 21, 2015, 10:44:33 PM
Good result considering you used a death wheel  :ahhh

They scare the poop out of me!
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 21, 2015, 10:57:44 PM
Glad I'm not the only one who's scared of disc cutters :D

Bloody good job as usual Tony :)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 21, 2015, 11:02:23 PM
Good result considering you used a death wheel  :ahhh

They scare the poop out of me!

The 4"disc-er?  :gimme:  I love em (he says quickly counting his fingers  ;) )

Mike  :salute:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Smashie on April 21, 2015, 11:03:20 PM
Glad I'm not the only one who's scared of disc cutters :D

Bloody good job as usual Tony :)

I will never use one of the bloody things again!

But yes a top notch job  :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: firiki on April 22, 2015, 12:00:32 AM
This is where I got to today  :D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02284.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02284.jpg.html)

 :gimme: Very nice, I like this axe shape on smaller size. Assuming the metal on this old axe is right this mod should turn out lovely :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gareth on April 22, 2015, 12:27:07 AM
Looking great Tony. :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 23, 2015, 10:32:15 PM


 :gimme: Very nice, I like this axe shape on smaller size. Assuming the metal on this old axe is right this mod should turn out lovely :tu:



  :ahhh

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02260.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02260.jpg.html)



It feels like some very good steel Firiki (although there are a few micro cracks in a few places  :think: )
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on April 23, 2015, 10:36:10 PM
Thanks Gareth  :tu:

It’s looking a bit tidier now
Here it is with my forest Axe

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02298.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02298.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mr. Whippy on April 23, 2015, 10:55:44 PM
Good result considering you used a death wheel  :ahhh

They scare the poop out of me!

I nearly cut my nose off with a cut off wheel:

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z231/bluebadger88/misc/20150423_163928_zps6a9fcutg.jpg)

I was cutting aluminum window channel when the dang thing shattered, and kicked back hitting me in the face.  Hurt like hell too.  I was wearing eye protection, but not a full face shield.  Yes, there was a lot of blood, and fatty bits dripping off.  I was home with my daughter (about age 7 at the time).  I drove the old Land Rover holding a towel to my nose, and told her when to move the shifter while we went to the hospital. 

It was a Saturday and the plastic surgeon came in grumbling something to the effect of, "Every time someone has a cut on their face, they just HAVE to call me in, why don't they just sew the damn thing up!" when he looked up and saw my nose.  He stopped, stared and said, "I'm not sure I can fix that in the ER..."

Luckily for me, my family is "blessed" with an abundance of nose tissue.  He sewed the entire left half of my nose back onto my face (it was a free flap).  Hurt like hell.  Seriously.  Not too much of a scar either.  :D

Edit to add: There's probably a fair amount of my DNA left on that broken disc.
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on May 04, 2015, 11:49:48 AM
Mr W  :ahhh   :salute:


Found this saved bit of handle for the little red axe, just need to lose a few inches   :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02337.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02337.jpg.html)

 Bugger  :facepalm:
(worm holes full of dust)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02341.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02341.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on May 04, 2015, 09:23:44 PM
Sod it, lets do it anyway  >:D

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02349.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02349.jpg.html)

So after the wood spent a night in the freezer  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02351.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02351.jpg.html)

Here it is after a little work  :tu:
Just needs a drop more oil and a sharpen

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02355.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02355.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on May 04, 2015, 10:17:09 PM
Tidy job there mate :(
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mr. Whippy on May 04, 2015, 10:19:11 PM
Fantastic work.   :salute:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: AimlessWanderer on May 04, 2015, 11:00:36 PM
Sparky Bloke does it again!

Nice work there Tony :cheers:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SteveC on May 06, 2015, 11:36:36 PM
Great job again   :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gareth on May 07, 2015, 12:43:26 AM
Very neat looking hatchet buddy. 8)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on May 07, 2015, 06:41:51 AM

   :salute:

Thanks Guys, and I have another one in the planning department  ;)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: David on May 07, 2015, 09:05:41 AM
Oh I like that one Tony    8)    :tu:     :D
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on May 07, 2015, 10:15:52 PM
Thanks David   :tu:


What do you reckon Guys?
Any better ideas?  :pok:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02363.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02363.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SAK Guy on May 07, 2015, 10:24:17 PM
No, that looks great!!!! :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on May 07, 2015, 10:27:18 PM
I like that pattern, looks almost Norse :)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: AimlessWanderer on May 07, 2015, 11:00:08 PM
Looks good to me feller  :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gareth on May 08, 2015, 12:15:30 AM
I like it. :tu:  I think it might look even better if you could shape the top to mirror the pointed lugs on the bottom of the eye though.
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on May 08, 2015, 06:38:24 AM
I did think about that Gareth but the top is a bit 'shorter' as its been battered with a hammer in the past
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gareth on May 08, 2015, 09:44:27 AM
I did think about that Gareth but the top is a bit 'shorter' as its been battered with a hammer in the past

Ah, I see.  Next time then. ;)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on May 23, 2015, 06:43:47 PM
Spent a little time in my garage this afternoon

A bit off the bottom
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02474.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02474.jpg.html)

Tidy
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02476.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02476.jpg.html)

A bit off the top
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02478.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02478.jpg.html)

And after a bit more tidying
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02482.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02482.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on May 23, 2015, 10:20:28 PM
That came up good mate :)

How does that pattern peform?
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on May 23, 2015, 10:32:03 PM
I've been using the first one I finished to make the handle for the big one, (slowly)
it works really well as a woodworking tool, I've been chopping, shaping and shaving wood with it  :tu:

Added, And you were right about the head, I had to add a metal wedge  :)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on May 23, 2015, 10:46:50 PM
Yeah it did look like it out a lot of torque through the top of the axe :)

I bet it was good at woodworking duties as you can really choke up on it :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gerhard Gerber on May 26, 2015, 04:09:15 PM
Tony - crazy about those ax mods!  8)

Mr. Whippy:
Quote
I was cutting aluminum window channel when the dang thing shattered
Glad to hear you are okay......
The first thing my dad taught me about angle grinders - don't mix with aluminium.
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mr. Whippy on May 26, 2015, 06:46:52 PM
Tony - crazy about those ax mods!  8)

Mr. Whippy:
Quote
I was cutting aluminum window channel when the dang thing shattered
Glad to hear you are okay......
The first thing my dad taught me about angle grinders - don't mix with aluminium.

My dad was a baker.  All he taught me was  "Don't mix whole wheat and cake flour"  :-\
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on June 14, 2015, 12:32:02 PM
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02674_1.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02674_1.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02692.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02692.jpg.html)

Linseed oil and pine tar mix

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02697.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02697.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02708.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02708.jpg.html)

Wax and pine tar mix on handle and head  :tu:

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02715.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02715.jpg.html)

I think it would be better with a longer handle, something like the Forest axe handle.... one day


Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: ducttapetech on June 14, 2015, 02:45:04 PM
Looks good!

Nate
That's us mobile

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Crow on June 14, 2015, 03:07:22 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SteveC on June 14, 2015, 03:08:47 PM
Beauty !
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on June 14, 2015, 09:28:15 PM
Guys  :salute:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gareth on June 15, 2015, 09:26:36 AM
That's a cracker Tony.  My favourite so far I'd say. :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on June 15, 2015, 07:57:53 PM
That's a cracker Tony.  My favourite so far I'd say. :tu:

Mine too I think  :think: well its the best shape but the first one is probably my favourite   :tu:

You will get to play with it at the meet (unless someone buys it before then) and you can tell me the handle is too short   :D
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 15, 2015, 11:07:21 PM
That looks superb mate! :o

Sent from my K013 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: robs on June 29, 2015, 03:32:45 PM
I've been using the first one I finished to make the handle for the big one, (slowly)
it works really well as a woodworking tool, I've been chopping, shaping and shaving wood with it  :tu:

Added, And you were right about the head, I had to add a metal wedge  :)
Hi Sparky

Got your message re chairs. I'll bring another set on Sunday.

Robs

Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on June 29, 2015, 06:49:22 PM
I've been using the first one I finished to make the handle for the big one, (slowly)
it works really well as a woodworking tool, I've been chopping, shaping and shaving wood with it  :tu:

Added, And you were right about the head, I had to add a metal wedge  :)
Hi Sparky

Got your message re chairs. I'll bring another set on Sunday.

Robs

Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk

Hi Rob

Thanks Mate  :salute:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on July 11, 2015, 08:12:40 PM

Made another mask with added rivets

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02983_1.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02983_1.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02986.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02986.jpg.html)

Then rub in some wax/pine tar and burnish the edges

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02996.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02996.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02995.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02995.jpg.html)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SAK Guy on July 11, 2015, 08:27:53 PM
Really great work (and pics) Sparky!!!!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on July 11, 2015, 08:40:56 PM
Thanks  :salute:
I forgot to take any pictures at the begining but it was just the same as this one

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02181.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02181.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02183.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02183.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: AlephZero on July 12, 2015, 07:16:41 PM
Dayum, that is one sexy piece of metal right there...  :drool:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on July 12, 2015, 09:30:38 PM

Thank you  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Poncho65 on July 14, 2015, 03:09:27 AM
Just caught up with this thread :o That is some awesome work there Sparky :salute:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on July 14, 2015, 06:40:30 AM

Thanks Poncho, I've been having fun  ;)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on December 05, 2015, 12:53:07 PM
I found a place selling copper rivets for leather work
Thought I would try them out on this sheath

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC04027.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC04027.jpg.html)

I went for the 4mm (biggest they sell  ::) ) think I will order some smaller ones next time

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC04030.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC04030.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC04033.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC04033.jpg.html)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC04037.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC04037.jpg.html)

Not totally happy with the finish so hit them with a hammer until they are a bit more rustic  ;)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC04040.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC04040.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: David on December 06, 2015, 06:54:22 AM
Good work and pics Tony!      :tu:     :)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on December 06, 2015, 07:00:18 AM

Thanks David,
also the good thing about them is they are not too expensive  :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gerhard Gerber on December 08, 2015, 08:15:47 AM
I found a place selling copper rivets for leather work
Thought I would try them out on this sheath

Well done as usual  :salute:

I got some of those recently as well, and 6mm Copper rod for the pins of my Bushlore, the idea being the sheath rivets and handle pins matching  :facepalm:

 :rofl: 
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on December 08, 2015, 09:47:29 AM
I found a place selling copper rivets for leather work
Thought I would try them out on this sheath

Well done as usual  :salute:

I got some of those recently as well, and 6mm Copper rod for the pins of my Bushlore, the idea being the sheath rivets and handle pins matching  :facepalm:

 :rofl:

I like that idea!  :tu:

The only thing I don’t like about this knife is the bail is copper and everything else is brass

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n184/sparky_415/2015/DSC02806.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/sparky_415/media/2015/DSC02806.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gerhard Gerber on December 09, 2015, 07:06:14 AM
The Bushlore blank has 3 pinholes, so I even considered doing one each stainless, brass, copper.......but that would be a bit xmas tree'ísh  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Poncho65 on August 02, 2016, 05:21:31 PM
Just caught up on this thread again :D

This thread is so awesome on so many levels Sparky :dd:

Do you perhaps have any newer projects in this fashion >:D :D
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on August 02, 2016, 05:47:12 PM

 :salute:

I do have a lot of projects started but they often get pushed aside and forgotten about for a while...
So watch this space but don’t hold your breath  :shrug:

 :D :cheers:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Poncho65 on August 02, 2016, 07:29:55 PM

 :salute:

I do have a lot of projects started but they often get pushed aside and forgotten about for a while...
So watch this space but don’t hold your breath  :shrug:

 :D :cheers:

No breath holding but I will sit and eat some popcorn as I wait patiently ;) :cheers:

:popcorn:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: ddogu on August 02, 2016, 10:47:51 PM
Very good job!  :cheers:
Enjoyed every single photo  :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on August 03, 2016, 06:48:58 AM
Thank you  :salute:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on July 26, 2017, 09:55:55 PM

 :twak: As Smurfbucket has ruined this thread,

Start again
(http://i.imgur.com/T1yGwhx.jpg)

Sometimes bad things happen to good axes  >:D
(http://i.imgur.com/ThDDHlN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WFfSShO.jpg)

Smooth off all edges, Shiny
(http://i.imgur.com/YjwTvUk.jpg)

After some Gun blue
(http://i.imgur.com/QHKqHUe.jpg)

Add a Walnut wedge
(http://i.imgur.com/YEwApn1.jpg)

Bit of old leather boot  ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/pUa7jM0.jpg)

Glue in welt and axe support  bits
(http://i.imgur.com/ow0s70p.jpg)

Add a few copper rivets
(http://i.imgur.com/2SLljgt.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on July 26, 2017, 10:06:45 PM

After covering with handle wax and popping in the oven for 15mins  ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/8iQ9teR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TY0TYJy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eUYnHBZ.jpg)

Hanging from a belt
(http://i.imgur.com/lXfaCLF.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SteveC on July 26, 2017, 11:54:01 PM
Great job and very cool looking Axe  :like: :cheers: :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: David on July 27, 2017, 06:27:24 AM
Excellent, job well done Tony!     :tu:     :like: 
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on July 27, 2017, 07:34:18 AM

Thanks Guys  :salute:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on October 13, 2017, 08:13:34 PM

So my old Mate Kev (the welder) pops in with a little welding job I had asked him to do for me, as always he had done it well and very quickly  :salute:
He asked me about the Viking axes around my house  :pok:
“Do you need one Mate?” I said  >:D
“Yep might be good in the garden or I could try throwing it” (typical welder throwing his tools about  :D )

That's a start
(https://i.imgur.com/hbO0v1n.jpg)

A bit off the top an bottom  ;)
(https://i.imgur.com/tyjxKev.jpg)

Tidy up the grinds
(https://i.imgur.com/23bz9OR.jpg)

Gun blue then sand the handle
(https://i.imgur.com/WsbhVL3.jpg)

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on October 13, 2017, 08:14:19 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/UYd8gat.jpg)

 :D
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on October 13, 2017, 09:16:59 PM

Handle fitted after a couple of coats of Van Dyke dye

(https://i.imgur.com/KIf4Nqc.jpg)

And after some linseed oil

(https://i.imgur.com/pHHTzj9.jpg)

Still needs some more oil then wax and a mask  :tu:


Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SteveC on October 13, 2017, 09:40:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cJQF3TSh.png) (https://imgur.com/cJQF3TS) :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: styx on October 13, 2017, 10:06:17 PM
nice work
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Smashie on October 13, 2017, 10:08:00 PM

Handle fitted after a couple of coats of Van Dyke dye

(https://i.imgur.com/KIf4Nqc.jpg)

And after some linseed oil

(https://i.imgur.com/pHHTzj9.jpg)

Still needs some more oil then wax and a mask  :tu:

Have you ever tried gun bluing on the heads? might look good. Not that that doesn't, just a random thought  :think:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on October 14, 2017, 06:31:28 AM
 :salute:

I did Mark, that's why it looks a bit blueish here  :D
I always have trouble capturing colours, shiny stuff and edges

(https://i.imgur.com/UYd8gat.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on October 17, 2017, 10:27:41 PM

Old leather belts an glue  :tu:

(https://i.imgur.com/5VYtPKB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cbfwPgv.jpg)

Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on October 17, 2017, 10:30:23 PM

(https://i.imgur.com/BUhgap5.jpg)

Finished I think  :tu:
(https://i.imgur.com/Q5rvlMT.jpg)
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Gareth on October 17, 2017, 10:36:49 PM
Cracking job Tony!  Dare I say your best one yet?
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on October 17, 2017, 10:51:30 PM

Thanks Gareth  :salute:
I'm pleased with how it's turned out, I don't really want to give it away now  :-[

Never mind plenty more axes in the garage  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: SteveC on October 18, 2017, 12:22:29 AM
Great job Tony !  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: Sparky415 on December 30, 2017, 09:59:14 AM
A little Christmas story for you Guy's  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/pHHTzj9.jpg)

I visit my Mate Kev and as always we go out to his garage so he can smoke and we can B/S without worrying about our language  ;)
He's got his axe hanging on a nail so I ask him if he's had time to play with it yet?  :pok:
No but he say's he had another mate visit, a young Chippy (carpenter) who say's 'Oh look an axe'  :o  takes it down off the wall
Kev said 'A mate made it for him, it's sharp!'
So the Chippy does what all Chippy's do with their hammers and starts flipping it by the handle and catching it (I also do this with my hammer)
Kev repeats 'It is sharp!'
Chippy just smiles and keeps on flipping it  :2tu:
Kev turns his back and is looking for something in his tool box
He hears  :oops:  'umm Kev' 
Kev said he caught the wrong end and cut three fingers  :ahhh

I said I hope he didn't bleed on the floor  :whistle:
Kev said no he's a good lad, he kept hold of it and didn't drop the axe on the concrete floor  :tu:

Thought I would tell you Guys as this really made me laugh  :-[ >:D :rofl:


Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: TazzieRob on December 30, 2017, 10:30:51 AM
 :facepalm:

 :twak:

At least he didn't drop it!
Title: Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Post by: styx on December 30, 2017, 11:22:48 AM
Cuts heal, edges don't