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Kent pattern axe mod

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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #120 on: July 27, 2017, 07:34:18 AM

Thanks Guys  :salute:

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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #121 on: October 13, 2017, 08:13:34 PM

So my old Mate Kev (the welder) pops in with a little welding job I had asked him to do for me, as always he had done it well and very quickly  :salute:
He asked me about the Viking axes around my house  :pok:
“Do you need one Mate?” I said  >:D
“Yep might be good in the garden or I could try throwing it” (typical welder throwing his tools about  :D )

That's a start


A bit off the top an bottom  ;)


Tidy up the grinds


Gun blue then sand the handle


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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #122 on: October 13, 2017, 08:14:19 PM


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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #123 on: October 13, 2017, 09:16:59 PM

Handle fitted after a couple of coats of Van Dyke dye



And after some linseed oil



Still needs some more oil then wax and a mask  :tu:


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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #124 on: October 13, 2017, 09:40:40 PM
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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #125 on: October 13, 2017, 10:06:17 PM
nice work
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: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #126 on: October 13, 2017, 10:08:00 PM

Handle fitted after a couple of coats of Van Dyke dye

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And after some linseed oil

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Still needs some more oil then wax and a mask  :tu:

Have you ever tried gun bluing on the heads? might look good. Not that that doesn't, just a random thought  :think:
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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #127 on: October 14, 2017, 06:31:28 AM
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I did Mark, that's why it looks a bit blueish here  :D
I always have trouble capturing colours, shiny stuff and edges

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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #128 on: October 17, 2017, 10:27:41 PM

Old leather belts an glue  :tu:





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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #129 on: October 17, 2017, 10:30:23 PM



Finished I think  :tu:
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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #130 on: October 17, 2017, 10:36:49 PM
Cracking job Tony!  Dare I say your best one yet?
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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #131 on: October 17, 2017, 10:51:30 PM

Thanks Gareth  :salute:
I'm pleased with how it's turned out, I don't really want to give it away now  :-[

Never mind plenty more axes in the garage  :cheers:
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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #132 on: October 18, 2017, 12:22:29 AM
Great job Tony !  :like: :tu:


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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #133 on: December 30, 2017, 09:59:14 AM
A little Christmas story for you Guy's  :D



I visit my Mate Kev and as always we go out to his garage so he can smoke and we can B/S without worrying about our language  ;)
He's got his axe hanging on a nail so I ask him if he's had time to play with it yet?  :pok:
No but he say's he had another mate visit, a young Chippy (carpenter) who say's 'Oh look an axe'  :o  takes it down off the wall
Kev said 'A mate made it for him, it's sharp!'
So the Chippy does what all Chippy's do with their hammers and starts flipping it by the handle and catching it (I also do this with my hammer)
Kev repeats 'It is sharp!'
Chippy just smiles and keeps on flipping it  :2tu:
Kev turns his back and is looking for something in his tool box
He hears  :oops:  'umm Kev' 
Kev said he caught the wrong end and cut three fingers  :ahhh

I said I hope he didn't bleed on the floor  :whistle:
Kev said no he's a good lad, he kept hold of it and didn't drop the axe on the concrete floor  :tu:

Thought I would tell you Guys as this really made me laugh  :-[ >:D :rofl:


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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #134 on: December 30, 2017, 10:30:51 AM
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At least he didn't drop it!


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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #135 on: December 30, 2017, 11:22:48 AM
Cuts heal, edges don't
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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #136 on: April 10, 2020, 07:54:10 AM
So I saw all your hard, patient, skillful work, and I thought to myself "Well, I've got an hour, a hacksaw, and an axe, let's see what this looks like when done with an absolute lack of respect for craftsmanship or the tools...."


and here's the result :P

A bit more filing to go I think, to hide the crimes of the impatient and poorly planned cutting....

(So no one feels bad, this is the best this axe could have hoped for - it was rusty, chipped (still is) and the handle had split - the cost of repair, sharpening, new handle and wedges was > cost of replacement axe, so I charged the owner $0 for disposal of the axe they were about to throw in the bin...)



At some point, when it's a bit more "finished" and this whole lockdown laws thing is over, I'll swing it at some timber and see if I've completely smurf up the mass and shape of the thing to the point that it is useless...


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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #137 on: April 11, 2020, 10:40:52 AM

That's looking good so far Sea Monster  :tu: :tu:
I can't imagine how long this will take you without power tools  :ahhh

I look forward to seeing this finished  :cheers:
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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #138 on: April 11, 2020, 10:51:15 AM
Since I'm not selling it or anything and it's just for me, I imagine the "finished" product will still be pretty rough.

And I really just took a punt with the the cutting, so I might find it's not even usable, and then it just becomes an exercise in learning what not to do :P




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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #139 on: April 11, 2020, 09:10:18 PM

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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #140 on: April 25, 2020, 01:19:20 AM
Well, I've got it as good as I can probably be bothered getting (this one), and I'm keen to apply the lessons learned to another one  ::) (Got an old no-name hatchet laying around...)

On weighing the waste - I've just about halved the weight of the axe head, and though I have not had the opportunity to take any full swings, I used it to make some stakes and it work fine...admittedly, so would of almost anything else.

I am a little concerned with the area where I cut straight for the handle...there's what could be a bit of a stress point, but I'm not sure I can be bothered removing the handle to radius it. I guess I'll regret that when a crack forms....


I'm thinking for the next one I might take a lesson from your hard work and actually draw out and predrill the pattern, rather than just laying into it and hoping for the best  8)


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Re: Kent pattern axe mod
Reply #141 on: April 25, 2020, 07:53:07 AM
My best suggestions would be to make a paper template of the axe then draw around pots an pans until you find what looks right
Cut it out and draw around it on to the axe
This way when your marks get rubbed off of the axe it's easy to re apply them
I now think that drilling holes might be a waste of time, it is probably easier just to cut it out with a hacksaw or a grinder  :tu:

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