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Growing your own axe handle.

Discussion in 'Farming and Gardening Forum' started by Del_, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Del_

    Del_ Get outside.

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    It is still quite tight.

    I think I'll hang it on a wall and not use it.
     
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    Cool now you have me thinking about copice a stump so the root system sends up multiple new shoots and put a axe or maul on each new shoot.

    I copiced lots of stumps in the past and a few years later we had new shoots that became trees. Since the root system is there and healthy why not let the stumps replenish themselves.

    I been back to areas I cut and they look awesome where I thinned it out. We took out oaks, ash, hickory, birch trees and left the sugar maples for tapping. I’m thinking it was done for educational purposes. I feel proud to be part of the education project so others can get involved in taping maple trees.
     
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    Very cool but it sure takes long.
     
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    lone wolf MS 200T King

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    Hickory is best then White Oak.
     
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    second growth hickory has been the best were hickory is growing. but you use what grows were you live. i am not gonna put my handle tools on a tree and wait LOL that thing is gonna shrink and fail. just my 2 cents.
     
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    Still a cool as hell wall hanger.
     
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    Del_ Get outside.

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    I think long and hard before chopping down a tree.












    I just did it for fun.
     
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    We have locust around here that should work!
     
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    J.W Younger ass kissing impaired

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    Yeah I think I would too...
    Hickory makes some of the best tool handles but the problem with young small diameter trees like that is pretty much the outer 3rd is sap wood which has less strength and rot resistance than heart wood.
    Still good wood just not the potential of the tree.
     
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    Iv'e used it for my Go Devils it works fine. Buford Pusser had one!
     
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    Yep, Hickory is some fine dense wood, can't hardly be beat for shock resistance...white Oak beats in in rot resistance though.
     
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    Yup Hickory rots fast outdoors.
     
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    I made a Hickory milk stool-bench like in the 70's and the person still has it and it hasn't aged a bit!
     
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    Del_ Get outside.

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    I have a hard time with hickory firewood.

    We've got some type of boring insect down here in GA that gets into it after it is cut. Makes a dusty mess.
     
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    Powder post Beatles?
     
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    Del_ Get outside.

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    Probably.

    I do find small grubs.

    Maybe what I"ve got is Norwegian wood? :laugh:
     
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    Good song.
     
  18. Woody harrelson

    Woody harrelson What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.

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    Like wolf said, awesome wall hanger. Cool as hell.

    I always fear the shrinkage too. :laugh:
     
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    Woody harrelson What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.

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    Got it here too. Doesn’t take them long at all to find it.
     

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