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Axe restoration thread

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

  1. rarefish383

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    I bumped into a friend who throws doubles. He said they hang the head upside down. The curve on the bottom usually drops down farther, so when you flip it over, the points stick up farther. He said it turns a lot of misses into hits.
     
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    this heads fairly uniform in shape,, but sure if i get a axe head that suits this idea will try,,,as need all the help i can when start to move back in distance the handle length axe rotation balance vs throw accuracy begins to play tricks



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    aah was just look over ebay stuff found this in Australia my state .. Im not a collected its not a bargain but happy to pass on

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-PR...m4b62cfe373:g:h2kAAOSwTGZctkfW&frcectupt=true

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    did some digging to find it prolly fair dinks ( original ) not a copy but caveat emptor

    http://www.yesteryearstools.com/Yesteryears Tools/Lincoln Axe.html


    What has long been known as the LINCOLN AXE holds a reputation by axe collectors as being one of the most desirable examples to own. In addition to including an interesting etching, a very desirable quality of such a collectible axe is that it be close to or actually in pristine condition. A demanding attribute when one considers these axes were probably discontinued sometime in the 1930s. Considering they were first introduced in the mid 1890s, they were distributed for less than fifty years.
    Another consideration relates to specifically what markings are on the axe. That may or may not dissuade a collector from acquiring such an axe and it may be a lesser consideration in comparison to condition, but when one realizes that there were numerous of markings for Lincoln axes the collector’s challenge expands.
     
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    That’s a good example of a blade, that if you flipped it upside down, the “ears” would stick up higher, and mayhaps get you an extra quarter of rotation.
     
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    Finally got the hults bruk boys axe back in action thanks for the advice and what not you chaps gave me a few months back.

    I wound up getting a hultafors handle and yup its perfect. Straight and perfect grain only 60nz delivered.
    Spent hours and hours and hours and........

    But very happy in the end think I have a real nice fit and now it begins lol on the hunt for more. And learn how to sharpen somewhat. so far I've just had a go at it with a saw flat file
     
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    Very nice

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    Do any of you fella's make your own sheath's?
     
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    axe2.jpg axe head.jpg Hello, can anyone tell me what I have here? Barn find, Collins Legitimus stamp from what i can see, about 4 lbs. thanks
     
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    That there is a nice find, it's a Collins, Legitimus was their top of the line tool series. That is known as a Connecticut pattern. Highly prized and coveted, especially at 4lb (3.5 pounds is more common).

    You have an heirloom right there, I'm envious!
     
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    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    Splendid work, mate. You dun gud!
     
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    Really! What would i need to do to make it look presentable? And more important, what shouldn't I do to it!
     
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    I wish i had an axe to restore :(
     
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    Gee , you're right smack dab in the center of all the places I'd love to be for finding axes !
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Haven't been in here in a while. Still have the beautiful axe that @Multifaceted did for me last winter. Used it once the day after I received it to get out of the ditch and it has ridden in the truck ever since.
     
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    What to do:

    A wire cup brush ought to take the rust off and expose some of the nice, dark metal. Optionally you can file the polls flat because some nimrod was beating the back of it using it as a wedge. Other than that, hang it on your choice of haft (I'd go for about a 30-32" handle for that) - then file the bit so it's thin and sharp.

    What not to do:

    Make it look pretty and hang it on a wall never to be used.... that's just my personal preference.

    If you're interested in a professional restoration, PM me for more info.

    Glad you like it, and I can only hope it gets more use than just one truck mishap! I do hope it serves you well, put a lot of time into that piece :)
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    It will definitely get more use this summer!
     
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    If anyone tries to touch my Plumb Cruiser you hung for me, I grab another ax and chop their hand off. I may never throw that ax again.
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    Third from left for some size perspective.
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    Where were they made?
     
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