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Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet

au Offline TazzieRob

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Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
on: October 25, 2017, 04:59:45 AM
EBay purchase German hatchet
Made up a wedge that tapered towards the top due to the larger gap at the bottom
Currently the handle end is sitting in a cup of linseed oil and the wedge and handle gets a topical treatment every so often

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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 10:13:00 AM

How did I miss this?  :think:

Nice looking Axe Rob  :tu:

Does that edge need a little work?  :pok:
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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 10:22:08 AM
It had about a 1/8 inch thick "EDGE", but I've given it a bit of flap disc shaping to give it something resembling a sharp edge. Probably needs some file work and stones to hone it up. Still in progress of moving house, so haven't done anything with it since


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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 10:38:20 AM
Ah so that's where you've been  :tu:

 :popcorn:

 :D   :cheers:

Oh and  when I read the title I thought it said Bacon  :-[  :D
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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 11:21:34 AM
That was a thick "edge". A belt sander might help with that one
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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 12:35:34 PM
Actually 1/8 probably a bit too much. At least a sixteenth or a bit more. The flap disc on the angle grinder is my version of the belt sander. It can take a decent amount of material off. I go slow and make sure it isn't getting hot


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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 02:54:50 PM
great, I'm sure you'll get it in tip top condition soon
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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 11:56:14 AM
Before, and after about 15 minutes with a Stone. Cuts ok, I think the handle has moved slightly after chopping into this dead tree. Feels good though









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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 01:58:45 PM
edge looks good though
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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #9 on: January 07, 2018, 05:47:23 PM

Nice job  :tu:

Beautiful picture  :drool:


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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 10:10:06 AM
Cheers chaps  :hatsoff:

That's my new back yard :tu:

I need to make a strop to polish up. Might still need a touch up in the middle of the edge too


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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #11 on: January 10, 2018, 04:46:41 PM
Cheers chaps  :hatsoff:

That's my new back yard :tu:

I need to make a strop to polish up. Might still need a touch up in the middle of the edge too

That's your own fault for using it to cut up that hard Ozzie wood  :pok:

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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 12:07:48 AM
Good job on the axe Rob! Looks good to go.    :tu:     :like:
What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 12:22:04 PM
Cheers chaps  :hatsoff:

That's my new back yard :tu:

I need to make a strop to polish up. Might still need a touch up in the middle of the edge too

That's your own fault for using it to cut up that hard Ozzie wood  :pok:

 :D

Dunno what sort of tree it is, but it is very hard


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Re: Red Becon 464 Scoutmaster hatchet
Reply #14 on: February 01, 2018, 12:22:36 PM
Good job on the axe Rob! Looks good to go.    :tu:     :like:

Cheers David  :tu:


 

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