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Axe restoration thread

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

  1. Marine5068

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    Found this out in a cut area on a road side and brought it home.
    It needs some TLC.
    Notice the circular wedge.
    I've never seen a wedge like that.

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    Found these two hatchets at yard sales over the past couple years or so.
    The Estwing is a great, heavy tool for my small kindling.
    I haven't used the other and will probably just have it a wall hanger.
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    You should prolly just send that small one to me.......

    By the way, nice Norlund

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    Grabbed this from work, someone through it out in demo. IMG_20190331_085230954_HDR.jpg
     
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    Maybe I should sell the Norlund or maybe I'll just keep it.
    I got it for $6 at a yard sale so not a bad deal.
    I saw many similar on EBay for like $160.
    The Estwing cost me $15 at the same sale.
    Both have original sheaths too.
     
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  7. lead farmer

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    If I were you , I'd clean that baby up an put it on my wall or sell it to me for double your money.

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    I hung a new handle in a maul. The kerf where the wooden wedge would go was so closed up that I can not drive the wooden wedge in. Should I just drive a steel wedge and call it good or take the handle back out and shave it down? Or?
    Thanks All.
     
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    If it's down where it should be and just tight, I'd use the steel wedge. I also make Black Walnut wedges and they are much harder than the Poplar wedges that come on all the handles I get. All you need is a slit and the BL wedges usually drive in. If it splits I just make another one.
     
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    Thanks Joe. All done. Bought the two wedges and a maul head for $15... so the handle was more than all three pieces. All my tools are blue so these got sprayed too... (I know, poor form).
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    Looks fine in blue to me !
     
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    Yeah, Bkue almost workd for me. I I were going to paint them, I would use Dodge/Plymouth Turquoise.
     
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    I like the blue too. Almost looks factory.
    I just do mine black every once in a while. Just cheap Tremclad, but does the trick.
    I would maybe put a collar to protect the handle shaft some from damage, but up to you.
    I'm an accurate swinger, somewhat, when I'm not tired...lol.
     
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    You guys were right. I was WRONG. The blue looked good for five minutes, then rubs off on every piece of wood it hits. I'll go back to just paining a little blue on the wooden handles of my tools. But the handle is staying put... so I guess you were right about that too!

    Thanks friends!

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    Workin on this. Yard sale find.
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    Pretty much a Stihl.... Damn, what a score!
     
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    well them new handles are great,, i was a bit nervous 1st throw as can damage easy so did few dummy chucks to check rotation but 1st tho to target was bull eye and i was able to repeat.. only back at 20 foot line

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