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Hytest Axe 10286

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #60 on: October 03, 2017, 12:30:08 AM »
New Page Banana Dance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance:
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.
Possibly a transition from heartwood to sapwood, which have differing characteristics.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2017, 12:31:18 AM by Syncop8r »

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #61 on: October 03, 2017, 03:54:00 AM »
New Page Banana Dance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance:
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.
Possibly a transition from heartwood to sapwood, which have differing characteristics.

Guess it depends on the wood. In some woods the colours can come from minerals drawn up by the tree as it grows, and can be embedded deeper than the sap wood. Over strike seems to be the ultimate worst enemy of the axe handle
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #62 on: October 03, 2017, 02:14:47 PM »

Love the look of the third one down  :drool:

I have no idea what brand it is. I got it from a market for $20. It must be a 2.75 - 3lb head on a 600mm/24" handle which seems a bit weighty for that length.
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #63 on: October 04, 2017, 12:31:17 AM »

Love the look of the third one down  :drool:

I have no idea what brand it is. I got it from a market for $20. It must be a 2.75 - 3lb head on a 600mm/24" handle which seems a bit weighty for that length.
I'm going to try for a 750-800mm handle for my 2.75lb head.

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #64 on: October 10, 2017, 02:32:58 AM »

Love the look of the third one down  :drool:

I have no idea what brand it is. I got it from a market for $20. It must be a 2.75 - 3lb head on a 600mm/24" handle which seems a bit weighty for that length.
I'm going to try for a 750-800mm handle for my 2.75lb head.

Sounds like a good option
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2017, 12:48:03 PM »
I saw a Hytest axe in a shop today with a completely polished head and a hickory handle. That and a Plumb. Bloke wanted $150 EACH for em!  :o :o :o
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2017, 01:35:48 PM »
Tell him he's dreamin'.

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« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2017, 10:46:18 PM »
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« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2017, 10:57:02 PM »

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #70 on: October 31, 2017, 08:04:22 AM »
Been playing in the shed again. Got another Hytest head and it's going on one of the hickory handles I had. Fair bit of thinning, have taken a couple of mm off each side. The angle grinder with a flap disc makes short work of the bulk, but makes a hell of a mess!

















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« Last Edit: October 31, 2017, 09:37:05 AM by TazzieRob »
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #71 on: October 31, 2017, 09:11:40 AM »
amazing job

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 #72 on: October 31, 2017, 09:40:43 AM »
amazing job

Thanks, mate!  :cheers:

The wedge and excess got trimmed pretty close to the head cause I can't cut straight!  :-\
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #73 on: October 31, 2017, 09:48:48 AM »
Solid.  :tu:

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #74 on: October 31, 2017, 09:51:01 AM »
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #75 on: October 31, 2017, 10:30:24 AM »
Is that a felling axe rather than a splitting one?

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2017, 11:21:30 AM »
Is that a felling axe rather than a splitting one?

If I thin out the grind a bit, then yes. At the moment it is fairly similar to my first one. The other head I have looks like it could be an even better chopper.
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2017, 11:37:33 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

 :salute: I hope the next place I move to has a wood fire so I can use one more regularly again



I start a new job in two weeks in another city, will be moving, and the house we have got a contract on has a wood heater, so...
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2017, 11:51:18 AM »
 :drink:
2.74 kB | 55x44

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2017, 06:07:26 PM »
that is great news!! :ahhh: :cheers:

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 #80 on: October 31, 2017, 08:08:57 PM »

Well hung  :salute:

Good news  :tu:

 :cheers:

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #81 on: October 31, 2017, 11:30:16 PM »

Well hung  :salute:

Good news  :tu:

 :cheers:

 :salute:

I just realised that the anagram of Well Hung Axe Men is WHAM...  :rofl:
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2017, 01:01:22 AM »
"Last Christmas I gave you my axe
 But the very next day you threw it at me..."   :whistle:

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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2017, 02:16:12 PM »
"Last Christmas I gave you my axe
 But the very next day you threw it at me..."   :whistle:

and hopefully missed

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 #84 on: November 01, 2017, 09:15:53 PM »
"Last Christmas I gave you my axe
 But the very next day you threw it at me..."   :whistle:


:ahhh

Last Axemas?
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #85 on: November 01, 2017, 10:45:27 PM »
that should be a holiday

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 #86 on: November 02, 2017, 12:49:50 PM »
The axe wall is starting to get a bit full now, and some other handle projects





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« Last Edit: November 02, 2017, 12:55:22 PM by TazzieRob »
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #87 on: November 02, 2017, 04:54:12 PM »
there is still room for at least a few more

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 #88 on: November 02, 2017, 06:36:54 PM »
You've done a beautiful job of hanging that  :drool:



I think I need an Axe wall  :cheers:

Everything’s adjustable
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Re: Hytest Axe
« Reply #89 on: November 02, 2017, 08:39:33 PM »
there is still room for at least a few more

I guess you're right, I could be more efficient with spacing. If Tetris taught me anything, it's how to arrange stuff!

 

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