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Axe restoration thread

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

  1. Stonesforbrains

    Stonesforbrains ArboristSite Member

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    Haywood I found this online by looking up railroad track tools. Just gives you the tool name and the fact they still use them and make them, no info on the maker or age of the one you have.
     
  2. Haywire Haywood

    Haywire Haywood Fiscal Conservative Social Retard

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    Did a little google search for "track chisel" and did some reading. Apparently it's a metal cutting chisel on a stick. High carbon alloy. New they cost between $100 and $150. I saw drawings of someone holding the chisel in place comfortably distant from the fellow swinging the sledge at it.
     
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    Haywire Haywood Fiscal Conservative Social Retard

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    Is it just me or does everyone that develops an interest in axes start sharpening everything made of metal within reach? That sanding block works quite well after I figured out how to flex it while putting sandpaper on it so that it pulls nice and tight. Oh, and if you sharpen your 12" machete up and then use it for a makeshift draw knife, wear gloves. It'll let the blood out if you give it a chance.
     
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    Trx250r180 Saw polisher

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    Finally got this head hung i got from multifaceted ,4.5 lb with a shape similar to the hb arvika ,got a link racing axe handle because the eye was larger like a racing axe uses ,the grip was pretty rough ,so i reshaped it for comfort. IMG_20190304_210027_1.jpg IMG_20190304_210102_1.jpg IMG_20190304_210212_1.jpg IMG_20190304_210529.jpg IMG_20190304_210543.jpg IMG_20190304_210017.jpg IMG_20190304_210040.jpg
     
  5. Multifaceted

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    Looks awesome! I forgot how big that bad boy was, never thought to compare it side-by-side with my Arvika. As a fallers or chainsaw axe, how do you like it?

    I still have yet to use the square chains you sent me. Ever since I have been able to get back to work with my knee I have been swinging axes and not much splitting or chainsaw work. Soon that will change...
     
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    Just got it together ,have not tried pounding wedges yet ,it splits firewood real nice .has a little thicker blade section over the arvika so does not stick as bad doing firewood. Has a nice feel swinging it .
     
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    Got word my collins is on the way back from vintage axe. I'll post some pics when it arrives.
     
  8. lead farmer

    lead farmer ArboristSite Operative

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    Cant wait

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    Saw some I like. A lot of $5 stuff. He wants you to pay eBay prices. If I buy it on eBay the brown truck brings it to me. If I have to go get it the price drops $35 an hour. At that rate he'd have to pay me to haul them away.
     
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    Didn't see any Hudson Bay pattern stuff either. I saw a video of a guy that altered a carpenter's hatchet into a little bearded hatchet that looks cool. Thought about trying it with mine.
     
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    Some decent looking Connies and some hewing axes/hatchets... But I'm not driving all the way there to pay eBay prices. Self flagellation is not why I got into this hobby...
     
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    Recently received an old, very old 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) Swedish collared axe from my friend in Östergötland, Sweden. It is a Hults Bruk Norrbottens pattern, probably circa 1910. They don't make handles for these any more, so I will have to make one from an 8/4 piece of lumber. I have since filed down the minor mushrooming and re-worked the grind. Not a final sharpening or grind just yet, but close...

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    Now that's a really unique piece. :)
     
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    I want to quote this & put it in my SIG. Truly sums up the mindset of an axe hoarder who puts reason aside when pursuing his interest.
     
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    I like the overstrike protection on that ol vintage HB. Very nice bit!
     
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    getting good handles down here without spending big bucks is tricky,, i now got to choose which goes on 1st

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    sadly they wont last too long as i practice my throw

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    Got my ax back. I'm very pleased.
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    Beautiful. Looks to be cold blued.

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