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Axes.

Post by craigbeverley » Wed Oct 12 2016 20:01

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Old rusty heads rejuvenated with a keen edge and a new handle. Found an old dead ash tree and made my own handles. Turning into an obsession! 4 more heads waiting for handles.
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Post by Andrew Croft » Wed Oct 12 2016 20:12

Funny this topic coming up today. Spent my day making a handle for an old head i found. Was feck all to do all day too. Looks weird but quite comfortable actually :grin:
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Post by craigbeverley » Wed Oct 12 2016 20:23

You'll just need a shield. Did you cut it from a plank or from a log?
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Post by Andrew Croft » Wed Oct 12 2016 20:31

From a log of some sort. We have loads of sliced logs for fire wood.

Going to stain it indian rose wood then sit and wax it all day tomorrow. Wish the end was thicker though (slight miscalculation with the other axe :red: ) its growing on me though.
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Post by craigbeverley » Wed Oct 12 2016 20:46

Would know what timber it was? Careful it gets addictive!
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Post by Andrew Croft » Wed Oct 12 2016 20:56

Lol absolutely no idea all i can say is the bark on it underneath is a dark brown with a hint of red/deep purple and yes im already thinking of what i could do next. Theres a knife could be doing with a new handle that i broke :laughs:
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Post by Nige Johns » Thu Oct 13 2016 06:42

Andrew Croft wrote:
Funny this topic coming up today. Spent my day making a handle for an old head i found. Was feck all to do all day too. Looks weird but quite comfortable actually :grin:
If its not the referendum,its Brexit,theres always an axe to grind north of the border :laughs:

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Post by Andrew Croft » Thu Oct 13 2016 15:06

Done :smile:

need power tools for the head :grin:
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Post by craigbeverley » Thu Oct 13 2016 15:34

Don't use a grinder on the blade it'll f**k the temper up. A nice rough b*****d file.
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Post by davelumb » Thu Oct 13 2016 15:37

This thread's like stepping back to the bronze age! :laughs:

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Post by jonsykes » Thu Oct 13 2016 19:29

Theres a bloke on ebay from Ireland sells some nice axes, bought a load of lures from him. travisis2012 is his username.

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Post by jonsykes » Thu Oct 13 2016 19:31

Thinking about it, quite ironic this thread being put up yesterday. The trial of a Sheffield man began yesterday for attacking a policewoman with an axe, fractured her skull & chopped her finger off.

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Post by jonsykes » Thu Oct 13 2016 19:33

Gordon Strachan will be getting axed soon.

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Post by Carlperkins » Fri Oct 14 2016 12:16

B&Q sell axes.....................with proper plastic handles :clown: :stir: :exit:
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Post by craigbeverley » Fri Oct 14 2016 13:42

davelumb wrote:
This thread's like stepping back to the bronze age! :laughs:
It is now... :lumby:
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Post by davelumb » Fri Oct 14 2016 14:18

craigbeverley wrote:
davelumb wrote:
This thread's like stepping back to the bronze age! :laughs:
It is now... :lumby:
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Post by martin godliman » Tue Oct 18 2016 11:10

The proper term is 'hanging an axe' when you put on a new handle.....I only know because I replaced a head on it's existing handle with a new wedge for friend......just to make sure how I checked it out on youtube....there's whole world of it out there if it floats your boat :thumbs:
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Post by OLDESOX » Tue Oct 18 2016 12:19

Andrew Croft wrote:
Lol absolutely no idea all i can say is the bark on it underneath is a dark brown with a hint of red/deep purple and yes im already thinking of what i could do next. Theres a knife could be doing with a new handle that i broke :laughs:
could be a fruit wood cherry?
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Post by Piker Nick » Tue Oct 18 2016 18:35

Knocked an Ash handle up for this axe head. As I couldn't find a proper fitting handle.
Still holding up well four or more years later. :thumbs:

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Post by jonsykes » Tue Oct 18 2016 22:45

That looks like "New Yankee Workshop", what a programme that was - is it still on?

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Post by craigbeverley » Thu Oct 27 2016 21:55

Some nice stuff going on. A 3lb head on an ash pole. "Seasoned" the log in the oven to speed it up prior to carving the handle.

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Post by jonsykes » Tue Nov 01 2016 23:30

The chap in Ireland who I mentioned has listed some more on ebay. (His username is travis2012)

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Post by barbed » Fri Nov 11 2016 20:05

Great thead Really enjoying it

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Post by The predator » Sun Jan 08 2017 12:22

Some of those could have come in handy!

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Post by tigger996 » Sat Jan 14 2017 14:50

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Still working on this. S/S belt axe with stag antler shaft.
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Post by Mike J » Sun Feb 12 2017 11:08

Some lovely handiwork on here :thumbs:

I was always told never to use steel wedges in an axe or hammer shaft.
The reason given was that when the head was soaked in a bucket of water overnight to tighten it up the steel would rust and eventually cause the wood to decay.

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