rehandled axes

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Project by TRYPHON974 posted 08-25-2012 10:11 AM 1271 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I broke these axes years ago. I just get enough confidence to think to make a handle, so I gave it a try. Wood comes from a reclaimed office door, makes crisp shavings and smells like pepper, a treat to work with. The tricky part is to make an eye that fits with the head with a proper shafting. Edges are dull and I’ll have to grind them before to cut anything, not the hardest part though. The factory axe is here for reference. Finished with linseed oil.

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#1 posted 08-26-2012 12:48 AM

I like the shape of the heads, what type are they? The handles seem sturdy, I have not used any except the “Goats Foot” style. Would like to know how you like them after using them. Thanks

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#2 posted 08-26-2012 01:59 AM

Nice handles. They really go good with those axe heads.

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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#3 posted 08-26-2012 03:17 AM

The axes are the cheapest ones you can find here (maybe the word hatchet is more appropriate). There are some debates about straight handles, not everyone like them. I feel very comfortable with them, but I don’t split wood 8 hours a day.
To make the story short, it works for me :)

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#4 posted 08-26-2012 08:40 PM

Straight or no – the wooden handle just makes those axes. That factory axe looks totally unremarkable but the same head on a nice wooden handle is all class. Well done.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 08:02 PM

I have to agree, I just usually make what I like.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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