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Axe handle #2: Finish

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Blog entry by Sergeich posted 12-04-2014 04:45 PM 1247 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Preparing the handle for metal part setting:

I drilled holes to avoid handle cracking with wedges.
Two perpendicular saw cuts for wedges:

Wedges are ready to be set:

I inserted the wedges with a glue and cut the excess:

I finished the handle with leenseed oil and liquid wax. As usual.
Several photos of the result:


At last I sharpened the axe, did several test chops. The grip is very comfortable. Cuts are easy and clean.
Well, I guess next project should be done with this new tool.



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CFrye

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#1 posted 12-04-2014 06:04 PM

Great looking handle and axe, Sergeich! You have given that axe head new life. It should serve you well for years.

-- God bless, Candy

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yuridichesky

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 09:06 PM

Well done!

Now you’re all set for Christmas tree hunt :-)

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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Sergeich

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#3 posted 12-05-2014 09:27 PM

Candy – thank you very much. You always encourage me.
Yuri – thanx and no. I have an artificial Christmas tree and never cut a natural one (I understand you were kidding me).

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