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Offline dancan

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Hults Bruks Refurb
« on: January 01, 2018, 04:58:28 PM »
To start 2018 off right I decided to refurb one of the 2017 axes :)
I chose the 3 lb Hults Bruks because it had that epoxy wedge .





I started to chisel at that chit , way to slow so I took the torch to the epoxy and as it would smoke I could chisel it easily as it would crumble away .



The head was still stuck fast , it looked like there was a 16th " of epoxy between the head and the haft so I stuck the head in one of the air ducts in my woodfurnace , opened the draft and threw more wood in .
20 minutes later after listening to the wife ask "What's that aweful smell ?" a few taps of the hammer and presto !



I was able to save the haft but I really don't think that there's enough meat left to get a good hang so I'm gonna think about the next step .
« Last Edit: January 01, 2018, 07:16:59 PM by dancan »

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Re: Hults Bruks Refurb
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 05:16:00 PM »
Have you thought of using epoxy to fill in the gap? :shrug: :rofl:
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Re: Hults Bruks Refurb
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 05:22:21 PM »
Polly be 1/2" thick of epoxy , while it would be how it was originally hafted , it would never feel right lol
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Re: Hults Bruks Refurb
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 05:41:15 PM »
I understand. :hail:
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Re: Hults Bruks Refurb
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 06:03:33 PM »
I have always replaced helves by sticking the head cutting edge down into wet earth, then light a fire around & over the portion of the head sticking out of the ground. This burns the handle out without changing the temper of the cutting edge. If I need what is left of the helve to use as a hatchet/tomahawk handle, then I simply cut the handle off first.

Well done, looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Re: Hults Bruks Refurb
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 06:11:17 PM »
I have a nice helve from VB Swinger , that will polly be my choice .

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Re: Hults Bruks Refurb
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 06:45:00 PM »
Interesting curvature on the original epox helve, or not?

What's that on the back burner ya got dancan. A lil bit too rusty for my taste, but has a nice shape
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Re: Hults Bruks Refurb
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 07:16:13 PM »
It has the nice classic lines and this VB Swinger is a perfect match .
The rusty one has no name but it's next on the list :)