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Re: I'm going to need a bigger...
Reply #90 on: March 17, 2011, 11:55:31 PM
Chop doors down :tu:

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Re: I'm going to need a bigger...
Reply #91 on: March 19, 2011, 10:10:54 PM

This was made between 1930's to the late 60's
It's so pitted the only markings I can make out is the number '55' but these look to me like they were stamped after it was made  :-\
 I have tidied up the badly sharpened edge and point, still don't know if I will re-handle it yet :D

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Nice job Tony.  :salute: Leave the handle will ya..  :pok: 8)


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Reply #92 on: March 20, 2011, 01:47:56 PM

This was made between 1930's to the late 60's
It's so pitted the only markings I can make out is the number '55' but these look to me like they were stamped after it was made  :-\
 I have tidied up the badly sharpened edge and point, still don't know if I will re-handle it yet :D

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Nice job Tony.  :salute: Leave the handle will ya..  :pok: 8)

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Re: I'm going to need a bigger...
Reply #93 on: March 26, 2011, 11:45:55 AM
 :pok:   But    :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :pok: 

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Reply #94 on: March 26, 2011, 01:22:42 PM
:pok:   But    :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :pok: 

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That's nice too..  :o :drool:  :tu:


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Reply #95 on: March 26, 2011, 03:43:41 PM
 ;)   :D   :-\   :ahhh
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Reply #96 on: March 26, 2011, 03:59:06 PM
Nice chopper mate  8) 8) :salute:
I like those hollow rivets  8) 8) 8)

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Reply #97 on: March 26, 2011, 04:15:43 PM
Its not mine, its a picture I copied (but I can't find who from  ::)  )
So I don't know if I should do the same sort of thing with mine or not   :-\  (I don't think I could do the rivets like that)
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Reply #98 on: March 26, 2011, 06:08:51 PM
Nice axe Tony. If you rehandle it what are you thinking about using?
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Reply #99 on: March 26, 2011, 06:47:12 PM

I was thinking about some walnut

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Reply #100 on: March 26, 2011, 06:49:52 PM
That would look good.
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Reply #101 on: March 26, 2011, 06:58:59 PM
I think so if I don't bugger it up  :tu:
I am still in two minds as the ax is almost history   :-\ if there was a stamp on the side I would not think about doing it



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Reply #102 on: March 27, 2011, 04:13:57 AM
Its not mine, its a picture I copied (but I can't find who from  ::)  )
So I don't know if I should do the same sort of thing with mine or not   :-\  (I don't think I could do the rivets like that)

Chicken  :pok: :pok: :pok: :D :D :D

The modded one looks like it almost has a glass breaker at the base of the handle  :think: :think: , the owner probably did that  :think: :think:.

Tough one on the handle mate  :think: :think:. The modded ones new handle looks a little short  :think: :think: :think:




That looks nice Tony  :salute: :salute:.
Tony how thin do you get your wooden scales , my little Italian project I have got it down to around 3mm tapered to the bolsters & it still 'feels'  too thick  :ahhh :ahhh. I do not want the feckers too break  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

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Reply #103 on: March 27, 2011, 11:04:20 AM


Mine are about 3mm tapering down at the ends but I don't think it matters how thin you go as the glue and liners are holding everything together  :tu:

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Reply #104 on: April 03, 2011, 10:39:50 PM
Although I have a lot of toys I don't get to play with or try them out a great deal
The GF wanted some trees thinned out in her garden so I took this lot to play with (aswell as my reciprocating saw   ;) )

I was in two minds about using the Kukri as the handle has developed a split but thought I should give it a chance even if it was going to break  :think:
I also took my cheap ax, stick chopper and machete  :tu:




I was very surprised how well the Kukri performed bearing in mind it was a cheap tourist one, the handle has held up very well so I am going to ignore the split that appeared over the winter  :cheers:



The cheap ax didn't do too bad but its more of a splitter than anything else



The machete coped quite well with 2” or 3” branches but its a bit too flexible and not really designed for wood this thick  :-\




My re handled stick chopper I used to split kindling, the only problem is the lovely handle I made is too thin and round for comfortable use so I will re handle when I can be bothered with it  ::)



Sausages on sticks  :drool:




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Reply #105 on: April 04, 2011, 07:07:11 PM
 :tu:
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Reply #106 on: April 04, 2011, 10:04:27 PM





Dave  :cheers:
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Reply #107 on: July 03, 2011, 12:38:46 AM
I have had a day playing in the garage with Axes  ;)

I made a metal wedge to firm up the big Ax used at the meet that became a little loose  ::)
Wedge is in the bottom right of the picture



And installed it  :tu:



Cut up a perfectly good pick ax handle  >:D



Looks like this after a bit of work  ;)



I think it needs to slim down a bit,  :-\  oooops maybe too much



This is what I've ended up with  :salute:





I need to test the little one to see how it feels  :cheers:
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Re: I'm going to need a bigger...
Reply #108 on: July 03, 2011, 02:55:20 AM
Looks good Tony :) (now do be careful during the testing phase) ;) :D
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Reply #109 on: July 03, 2011, 10:56:29 PM
Glad to see the wedge in there.  Wobbly heads scare me  :ahhh
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Reply #110 on: July 03, 2011, 11:15:27 PM
I guessed that when you and Gareth both moved your cars   :-[ 



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Reply #111 on: July 03, 2011, 11:28:06 PM
I guessed that when you and Gareth both moved your cars   :-[ 



:rofl:

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Reply #112 on: July 04, 2011, 02:14:17 AM
I guessed that when you and Gareth both moved your cars   :-[ 



:rofl:

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+1  :D :D :D.

2 for the price of one I like that  8) 8) :D :D.
I have not seen that style of wedge that runs the right across the top of the shaft like the original does , the one with the arrow head :think: :think:.
Were is the Linseed Oil Tony  :o :pok: :pok: :pok: :D :D :D

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Reply #113 on: July 04, 2011, 10:13:48 AM
I thought that is how they were meant to be  :think:

It has a coat of Linseed and is waiting for a new wedge  :tu:

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Reply #114 on: July 27, 2011, 10:36:55 PM
I have been working on my newest Ax which arrived from America this week  :salute:

I am reliably informed it is a True Temper Flint Edge Kelly Works. It is what is generally called a swamper pattern. I think it was made in the 1930 to 1950 time frame.
 
I was looking at getting a nice new handle for it but one didn't leap out at me from Ebay so I thought I will have a go at making one from a pickax handle  ;)

Meet Swampy  :D



After some finishing off, rubbing down and sharpening tomorrow it will be ready for its first outing with some testing  :viking:
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Reply #115 on: July 27, 2011, 10:39:57 PM
that looks very promising Tony.  More pics when it's done please. :tu:
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Reply #116 on: July 27, 2011, 10:49:17 PM

 :salute:

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Reply #117 on: July 28, 2011, 06:45:59 AM
Reckon that is looking good Tony.   :tu:   :)
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Reply #118 on: July 28, 2011, 11:41:57 AM

Thanks Mate, I hope I do it justice

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Reply #119 on: July 28, 2011, 09:21:58 PM
Beasty!  Perhaps I should try that with the pirate amputation chopper that Ben gave me :think:
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