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Hytest Axe 10284

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2017, 06:35:01 AM »

Ooops  :-[

(Anyway good to see you on here Rob  :tu:)

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2017, 01:00:53 AM »
Here's a couple of examples of the green that the Craftsman used to be



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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2017, 06:45:27 AM »
This is the next project

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2017, 09:15:01 AM »
What is the weight of that head?

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2017, 10:56:20 AM »
4.5lb, same as the other one
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2017, 03:21:17 PM »
Nice weight. About a 28" handle?

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"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2017, 04:00:56 PM »
More  :popcorn:   :D

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2017, 01:18:45 AM »
Nice weight. About a 28" handle?

More like about 31". I have an 800mm Hickory handle to replace the original (I'm assuming original from the factory) Spotted gum handle that is dry, split, and full of borer worm holes.
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2017, 01:20:16 AM »
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« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2017, 01:21:36 AM »
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2017, 01:23:10 AM »
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2017, 06:28:10 AM »

 :D  :salute: :cheers:

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2017, 08:35:33 AM »
Nice weight. About a 28" handle?

More like about 31". I have an 800mm Hickory handle to replace the original (I'm assuming original from the factory) Spotted gum handle that is dry, split, and full of borer worm holes.

Worth a shot at guessing the length. Safe to say you like axes

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2017, 09:02:06 AM »
Nice weight. About a 28" handle?

More like about 31". I have an 800mm Hickory handle to replace the original (I'm assuming original from the factory) Spotted gum handle that is dry, split, and full of borer worm holes.

Worth a shot at guessing the length. Safe to say you like axes

 :salute: I hope the next place I move to has a wood fire so I can use one more regularly again
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2017, 03:02:17 PM »
Well I hope so too :cheers:

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"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2017, 09:11:40 AM »
Cut the old handle off, now to decide which of these two hickory handles to use...

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2017, 09:39:17 AM »
The top one.   :tu:   :like:
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2017, 10:24:07 AM »
The top one.   :tu:   :like:

Hmm... I actually like the other one better...
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2017, 01:01:15 PM »
The top one.   :tu:   :like:

Hmm... I actually like the other one better...

In my experience two tone handles break where the colour changes.
The thickness can be matched with a little bit of work.
And I also prefer less palm swell. (yeah, there you go pfr)

Having said that most handles will last for many years if looked after.
Might as well go with the one that appeals to you.

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2017, 02:09:35 PM »
The top one.   :tu:   :like:

Hmm... I actually like the other one better...

In my experience two tone handles break where the colour changes.
The thickness can be matched with a little bit of work.
And I also prefer less palm swell. (yeah, there you go pfr)

Having said that most handles will last for many years if looked after.
Might as well go with the one that appeals to you.

That's interesting, I didn't know that about colour changes being a weakness. Past I've seen for these two axes is the weakest spot is the transition from the top of the handle to the eye, where it sweeps up and the end grain is exposed. In my opinion, these were the best of the 4 or so choices from each store. None of the gum handles were satisfactory for the 800mm choices
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2017, 02:56:26 PM »
Ultimately though, you know what it means? I have two handles and one head, so there's something missing!  :D
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2017, 03:03:40 PM »
 :rofl:
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2017, 07:08:11 AM »
There's a local market this weekend I'm hoping to get to
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2017, 07:41:15 AM »

Go for the rustiest ones  :tu:

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2017, 08:21:46 AM »
good hunting

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2017, 01:33:46 PM »
good hunting

Got a few bits today, no big boy to put on my spare 800mm handle though, the hunt continues
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2017, 09:04:19 AM »
Current line up of axes not including the 2.5lb Sater Banko Swedish axe I got at the weekend.
I'm thinking my older original Hytest will be more of a splitting axe due to the thicker edge, and the newer (possibly older than my first one) will be a better chopper as it has a thinner profile


« Last Edit: October 02, 2017, 09:05:51 AM by TazzieRob »
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2017, 09:36:42 AM »
Nice lineup.  :drool:

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2017, 03:14:22 PM »

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2017, 09:07:44 PM »

Love the look of the third one down  :drool:

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