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papadan

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06-25-2017 11:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor resource hatchet blade carving shaping refurbishing sharpening rustic traditional

Let’s start a new dream thread. LOL So the other day, I was out splitting a couple Apple logs and Oooopps!

I broke my trusty old hatchet…..;-( So yesterday I stopped at a big yard sale and guess what I found….Yep a new to me hatchet! It’s an older Stanley H122. It was dirty and a little rusty, and I had to pay a whole $5 for it. Little bigger than my old one, maybe that’s a good thing. Last night I cleaned it all up, sharpened it and made a blade guard for it.

So how about it people, show me your favorite Hatchet!


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lew

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#1 posted 06-25-2017 11:14 PM

Looks really nice!

I have an old “Plumb” hatchet that was my Dads. Retired it from use because I was afraid of breaking it.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 06-25-2017 11:17 PM

I’ve thought a broad hatchet would be useful.
One face is flat for trimming beams.

https://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/product/gransfors-broad-axe-model-1900/

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papadan

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#3 posted 06-25-2017 11:33 PM

Lew, an old Plum would definitely be hard to break, those were really fine built tools. I have a few wrenches and a gear puller that were my Grandfathers and I still use them all the time. Loren those Gransfors tools look too expensive to actually use. LOL

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#4 posted 06-26-2017 12:02 AM

not too sure about the ‘hawk, but…

This should clean up nice enough…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#5 posted 06-26-2017 12:16 AM

Papadan- any chance u could weld that head back together An give it to a grandkids for light duty stuff?

My personal favorite is my estwing with the leather stacked handle. I can sharpen it up to where it’ll shave my arms. I also like my bigger estwing. I think it’s called a boys axe or camp axe. It’s got a blue metal handle an does a great job I carry it in my truck in case I come across a tree down somewhere when I’m feeling energetic. Lol

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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Bill White

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#6 posted 06-26-2017 12:36 AM

You guys can’t have my Norlund camp ax.
Bill

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Handtooler

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#7 posted 06-26-2017 12:38 AM

My favorite is a Plumb Boy Scout hand axe from 1951. Still sharp and usable.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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JCamp

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#8 posted 06-26-2017 12:40 AM

My belknap(or some version of that spelling) the old plum and my newish estwing

The little bigger estwing

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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Karda

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#9 posted 06-26-2017 01:02 AM

did you borrow the stone ax from Fred flintstone that is a nice one

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papadan

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#10 posted 06-26-2017 01:16 AM

Bandit, I love that “hawk” but wouldn’t want to use it. JC, my grandsons are 16 and 20 now, they would do way too much damage with a hatchet. I may weld it back together though. It is a little no name I picked up somewhere about 20 years ago.

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alittleoff

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#11 posted 06-26-2017 02:32 AM

That estwing camp ax is really nice. I have one just like it. Use it all the time.
Gerald

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#12 posted 06-26-2017 02:51 AM

I have an estwing, got it from my FIL. It was rusty and covered in paint, but it cleaned up ok

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#13 posted 06-26-2017 04:09 AM

I have an old hewing axe that came to me without a handle. I fashioned a handle for it out of an bigger axe handle. I took this picture of it on the block when I was breaking down some pieces of slabs for a birdhouse.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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jeffswildwood

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#14 posted 06-26-2017 11:06 AM

The one I made a fire fighter friend of mine. Just decoration only though. :)

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Tideline77

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#15 posted 06-26-2017 02:50 PM

I also have the Eastwing camp axe, and it is a great axe

had it over 25 years

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