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Offline upthecreek

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Getting back in the axe game
« on: May 17, 2016, 07:36:29 PM »
I've been under the weather for a couple months. I'm feeling much better. I figured it was about time to get busy.  I dunked some heads in vinegar Saturday.



After 3 days this is what the brew looked like. The one with the handle is a project I owe Sarge for a beautiful knife he made for me.



I scrubbed them some today. Sprayed them off and posed them for a glam shot.



The first is the head MNeedham sent me for having an ugly axe. I can see this one being a fine user.



The next two were to be a gift project for MNeedham's buddy but both are in pretty bad shape so these will be fixed for wall hangers/decoration.



I found this next one as a replacement gift for his friend. I believe this one will clean up really nice and make a much more suitable expression of gratitude for both me to Mike and to Mike's buddy.



This shot will give a better idea of what the finish should look like. Really cool.



The little hammer is for Sarge. It's a nice old Stanley and I think it will make a really cool mod. I appreciate his understanding as I have convalesced.



Look forward to sharing the progress.  :chopwood:

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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 09:19:24 PM »
Bout time buddy!  Those look like good projects.  I would love to see your detailed process of the creek mod for your exact product! 

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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 03:20:24 AM »
Awesome. No worries here. Just glad you are feeling better and back in action.


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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 05:14:25 AM »
I would love to see your detailed process of the creek mod for your exact product! 

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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 05:58:39 AM »
nice! ;)
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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2016, 09:55:01 AM »
   Happy to hear you are feeling better!
:)


  I too, will be looking forward to seeing your work as you progress along! I have 2-3 old axe heads that need the same type of work. They were given to me by some old friends who decided to move into assisted living & no longer have any use for them. I will have to do the same sort of thing you are doing, but I have not ever tried to do it before, so seeing your work should help me a lot.
:)


  So, Thanks for sharing your projects!
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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2016, 04:47:44 PM »
Tim - Those are looking great!  Can't wait to see how they all come out...

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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2016, 06:44:03 PM »
Glad you're feeling better.  Looking forward to what you do with all those.  Certainly looking good so far.
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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2016, 06:52:38 PM »
   Happy to hear you are feeling better!
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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2016, 09:07:32 PM »
I didn't even know you were off your prime or left handed. Glad you are back in the swing UtC.
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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2016, 10:03:50 PM »
Thank you for sharing your projects with us. Looks like your are a lefty.

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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2016, 02:20:47 PM »
I'm interested in your plans for the carpenters hatchet. I got this one as a loose head at the local thrift shop for $3.00, I did a little cleaning on it but didn't find a makers mark of any kind, so probably not anything special. I wanted it to be usable as a carving axe, so chose to haft it on a scout axe handle. I found a nice handle at the hardware for $7.00. This is my first axe rehang. I used a hacksaw and file to reshape the head where the nail notch was, it still needs some more filing to square up the edge to be used as a scraping notch/fero rod striker. I have not worked on the edge at all yet.






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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2016, 02:27:09 PM »
Looks like you have a few fun projects to work with. I am interested in seeing the little hammer poll hatchet take shape as well.

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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2016, 05:56:49 PM »
Got them all cleaned up. Going to handle the 2 beat broads for display. The two singles will take a back seat for now. The big broad  from Mike Will get a proper hang. Sarge's little one isn't pictured. I'm drawing lines on it now.



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Re: Getting back in the axe game
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2016, 06:41:27 PM »
Woo-hoo!


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