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ca Offline Greg Jones

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #30 on: February 20, 2019, 12:38:39 PM
Chopper Jones
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Is that you?

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LOVE IT!   :tu:

30 yrs ago, but yes   :D :cheers:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #31 on: February 20, 2019, 03:49:50 PM
honestly I'd really like to try this challenge. only question is timing, or when it would be
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #32 on: February 20, 2019, 04:45:00 PM
Ok, I'll give it a try with my Øyo sporting axe(hatchet) :cheers:

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #33 on: February 20, 2019, 06:12:05 PM
Awesome, RF!   :cheers:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #34 on: February 20, 2019, 06:12:41 PM
honestly I'd really like to try this challenge. only question is timing, or when it would be

Votes are favoring October....


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #35 on: February 20, 2019, 06:27:51 PM
That sounds a good time of the year for axe use  :tu: :like:
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #36 on: February 20, 2019, 07:05:52 PM
Ok, I'll give it a try with my Øyo sporting axe(hatchet) :cheers:

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Excellent!  :tu:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #37 on: February 20, 2019, 07:07:55 PM
Current list of Axemen:

1. Nix (hasn't decide which axe...)
2. Rapid Ray (needs a vacation axe)
3. RF52 (hasn't committed to the challenge, but will in a couple of days)
4. Borg (planning on a smallish axe)
5. Styx (most likely, if things haven't gone full-on 'berserker', and even then, perhaps.)
6. Greg 'Chopper' Jones (with a couple axes and a positive attitude.)
7. KBM3 (with an axe to be named later...)
Starting to look good, see no worries!  :tu:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #38 on: February 20, 2019, 08:43:59 PM
honestly I'd really like to try this challenge. only question is timing, or when it would be

Votes are favoring October....

makes sense, please will be getting ready for winter. well I'll have to do something crazy so why not carry an axe for a whole month. actually the weird part is taking pictures  :think: :whistle:
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #39 on: February 21, 2019, 04:27:57 AM
Here is my tool of choice for the challenge.



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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #40 on: February 21, 2019, 05:58:39 AM
Great choice, Ken!   :like:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #41 on: February 21, 2019, 05:59:42 AM
makes sense, please will be getting ready for winter. well I'll have to do something crazy so why not carry an axe for a whole month. actually the weird part is taking pictures  :think: :whistle:

Taking pictures of axes......not actually weird.....by MTo standards.....  :rofl:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #42 on: February 21, 2019, 12:30:34 PM
 :iagree: that’s just normal behaviour  :tu: :like:
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #43 on: February 21, 2019, 03:42:20 PM
Here is my tool of choice for the challenge.

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Nice one - this is going to be another great challenge!  :like: :tu:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #44 on: February 21, 2019, 08:44:44 PM
https://youtu.be/0JpksGRhvf8

So, I am already super pumped for this challenge and figured I would share a great video about a cheap and reliable sharpening stone for our axes.  I have always had a fascination with whetstones but have never had one.  This upcoming challenge is just the thing to inspire me to order one so that I can check it out.

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #45 on: February 21, 2019, 09:20:41 PM
Ken, I am also really excited for this challenge. There are a few other challenges between now and the axe challenge, but the axe challenge is the one that has me fired up at the moment.

I think....and nobody hold me to this...that I'm going to go with this axe for the challenge:




It is a Wetterlings Hunter's axe. It is essentially a large hatchet. The poll is rounded off. I think that was originally done so the poll could be used to help separate a game animal's hide from the carcass. This one looks like it could use a bit of cleaning up now......

My grandfather taught me to sharpen an axe with a mill file and a puck like the one in the photo above. I'm curious about how you puck works. I'd be interested in upgrading mine, if yours works well.

I also have taken to using bench stones and sandpaper to get a really sharp edge on my axes. For the challenge, I'm going to try to keep the axe razor sharp in order to maximize it's all-around versatility.  :tu:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #46 on: February 21, 2019, 09:23:14 PM
Very nice Nix! :like:

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #47 on: February 21, 2019, 09:32:11 PM
 :cheers:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #48 on: February 21, 2019, 09:43:02 PM
Nice axe Nix :like: :tu:
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #49 on: February 21, 2019, 09:43:16 PM
Nice pieces guys, I'm looking forward to this one too, I thought the Schrade Tough Tool would be my last Challenge, and then Nix comes up with this one, and it's different enough I have to participate,. I'll be using a run of the mill Estwing hatchet that my wife gave me a few years ago, but has seen limited use until now

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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #50 on: February 21, 2019, 09:43:58 PM
Nice  :like: :tu:
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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #51 on: February 21, 2019, 09:46:28 PM


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #52 on: February 21, 2019, 09:47:32 PM
Sweet hatchet, Greg.   :tu:

I like that leather handle.

I keep an Estwing in the back of the truck for car-camping or the unexpected. Mine has the blue rubberized handle....  :-\


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #53 on: February 21, 2019, 10:02:49 PM
Thanks Nix  :cheers:

I'm not sure which handle I would have chosen myself, like I mentioned this was a surprise gift from my wife with no input from me, so it was the perfect choice


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #54 on: February 21, 2019, 10:28:13 PM
Ken, I am also really excited for this challenge. There are a few other challenges between now and the axe challenge, but the axe challenge is the one that has me fired up at the moment.

I think....and nobody hold me to this...that I'm going to go with this axe for the challenge:

(Image removed from quote.)


It is a Wetterlings Hunter's axe. It is essentially a large hatchet. The poll is rounded off. I think that was originally done so the poll could be used to help separate a game animal's hide from the carcass. This one looks like it could use a bit of cleaning up now......

My grandfather taught me to sharpen an axe with a mill file and a puck like the one in the photo above. I'm curious about how you puck works. I'd be interested in upgrading mine, if yours works well.

I also have taken to using bench stones and sandpaper to get a really sharp edge on my axes. For the challenge, I'm going to try to keep the axe razor sharp in order to maximize it's all-around versatility.  :tu:
A nice choice...and we won’t hold you to it.  :tu:
I saw that puck and was thinking that’s a odd colored clay for skeet and trap  :whistle:  :rofl:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #55 on: February 21, 2019, 10:29:49 PM
 :rofl:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #56 on: February 21, 2019, 10:33:15 PM
Nice pieces guys, I'm looking forward to this one too, I thought the Schrade Tough Tool would be my last Challenge, and then Nix comes up with this one, and it's different enough I have to participate,. I'll be using a run of the mill Estwing hatchet that my wife gave me a few years ago, but has seen limited use until now
A triple bonus for you...1 experience and usage...2 a badge at the end...and number 3 your wife is going to be happy - a win win for sure!
I was talking with my son and he has suggested just a hatchet style would be all thats needed here in Florida. May go just a little bit bigger  :tu:


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Re: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #58 on: February 21, 2019, 11:00:03 PM
makes sense, please will be getting ready for winter. well I'll have to do something crazy so why not carry an axe for a whole month. actually the weird part is taking pictures  :think: :whistle:

Taking pictures of axes......not actually weird.....by MTo standards.....  :rofl:

MTo standards should be applied more extensively to the rest of the world
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: 30-day axe challenge
Reply #59 on: February 22, 2019, 12:20:56 AM
MTo standards should be applied more extensively to the rest of the world

Got that right!  :cheers:


 

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