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Project by Wayne posted 933 days ago 2009 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this hewing hatchet head in my dad’s collection of odds tools. I didn’t even know what kind of axe head it was until I saw a discusion on LJs explaining the difference. I soaked it in evap-o-rust, and grabbed for some interesting mystery wood from a pallet I have been saving for somthing special. I hope you guys can see the grain the photos do not do it justice. I shaped with a rasp and my newly revived sargent 408. I used a cabinet scraper to clean up after the rasp. This was my first successful attempt at getting decent shavings with the scraper (still had to touch up with 320 grit). I made the handle a little thicker than normal, and offset my tenon so as not to smash my fingers when I do put it to use. I had some metal brackets left from when I replaced the horn on my cargo van, they served the purpose of a wedge( I did cheat and use some epoxy too) In the last photo you can see the nail holes from the pallet.





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Wayne

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#1 posted 933 days ago

A close up of the handle. I cannot figure this camera out for the life of me…

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 933 days ago

Hi Wayne
Welcome to Ljs
Very good job on the axe handle.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 932 days ago

You did a great job on this. It looks like its gonna be one of those tools that just sorta lays around the shop …...but screams ‘use me.’ I love tools like that.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Brit

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#4 posted 932 days ago

Nice work Wayne, it looks great. Have you done any hewing with it yet? If so, how did you find it?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 932 days ago

Nice handle.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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RGtools

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#6 posted 932 days ago

I like the way you shaped this thing. I think it will work out great.

Just don’t hit your finger, it’s expensive and I have a hospital bill to prove it….yes I still have all 10 fingernails if you are curious.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Wayne

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#7 posted 924 days ago

Thanks fellas.

Andy- I had to give it a quick test of course, just knocking a couple notches out of a deadfall. We have three yellow pines that the drought claimed this summer. I’m going to put my 1 man saw to practice, then attempt to get something resembling a square out of them…. RG- duly noted ; )

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