Show your axe

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Re: Show your axe

New postby monkeyboy on Mon 14 Jul 2008 15:10

three hatchets/axes i've been working to improve cutting power and reduce weight

first is a really well worn Montgomery Ward carpenter's hatchet with the nail puller feature. i re profiled this little cutter into a Gransfors Bruks style. very useful now as i like it for splitting small billets for knife handles.

middle photo is a Plumb. found this axe laying outside of an antique store . some surface rust and the wood was still sound so i removed the rust with some fine emery paper , pried the wedge out and pulled the handle loose from the head. decided to try an Old Jimbo on the profile . a semi Hudson Bay axe now with a lot of sanding on the faces to thin down the cheeks. i super glued all the surface checks in the handle and applied several coats of boiled linseed oil until she would'nt drink anymore. i like to use this little chopper on saplings. has good power to weight ratio.

bottom photo. S.A.W. Sweedish Axe Works. another antique store rescue. the poll was mushroomed and the edge had a rough grinding from a carbide wheel. the blade is cocked to the right a little but does not seem to bother the action. as you can see i stopped short of removing metal. the handle was punky at the eye so a nice commercial re handle was good.
this Sweedish Axe Works tool takes a good edge but the steel is not real hard on the edge. cuts green wood like a razor. i need to make some sheaths for these.
i used a 4-1/2 inch grinder to remove metal from the polls and the blades being careful not to overheat and lose edge hardness. did not worry about this grinding the polls.
and they could all use a good polish.
thanks for looking ,
buzz
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Re: Show your axe

New postby mariobab on Sat 02 Aug 2008 13:57

These are mine
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Re: Show your axe

New postby irish murphy on Sat 02 Aug 2008 14:23

Nice collection mate.
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Re: Show your axe

New postby mariobab on Sun 03 Aug 2008 19:58

Thanks mate.
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Re: Show your axe

New postby pnslts on Sun 03 Aug 2008 20:07

very nice :yup: mate
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Re: Show your axe

New postby cegga on Sun 24 Aug 2008 18:12

Hey!!
Did a small one last week :bah:
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Re: Show your axe

New postby mariobab on Sun 24 Aug 2008 18:38

Nice one,what the dimensions are?
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Re: Show your axe

New postby bmatt on Wed 01 Oct 2008 08:51

Here's my restored 24" Bilnäs (Finland) and 19" Wetterlings LHA (Sweden).
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