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Axe restoration thread

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by svk, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. Multifaceted

    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    It's a little on the big side for Single Bits, but not by much compared to other American patterns I'm used to. Definitely cannot buy a handle for this at the Hardware store here, would need to be custom made or special order. Here are the eye dimensions on mine, hope this helps!

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  3. Multifaceted

    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    NCPT Love my saws

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    That is an excellent fit, nice.

    Done the axe this weekend and just finished the bush axe tonight. Brushing up because I got two I'm putting together for xmas gifts....one for my poppa and one for my buddy that gave me most of these heads.
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    NCPT Love my saws

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    Here's the bush axe before and after, I had to round the bottom of the edge because of a split.
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  6. NCPT

    NCPT Love my saws

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    Here's a hatchet I did yesterday.
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    H-Ranch ArboristSite Guru

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    A buddy asked me if I could make a few ax throwing targets for him and this is what I had available. 18" pine and 21" maple rounds all about 6" thick. Any suggestions for the best target wood and other criteria? 20181215_170147.jpg
     
  8. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    I would think that you want softer wood; don't want the flying axe to glance off. Might want to put a ring of steel banding around the perimeter (back several inches from the front edge), to keep it from splitting?

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    I was thinking just thicker to prevent splitting but you make me think maybe a ratchet strap would work at least during throwing without much risk to the ax.
     
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    I use Black Walnut slabs. If I cut rounds for others I like to use Tulip Poplar about 6 inches thick by 30" round.
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    al-k ArboristSite Operative

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    Looking at the fence you have mist a couple of times.
     
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