Show me your axes!

Discussion in 'Knives, Gear, Guns And Other Tools' started by Klynesquatch, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Moderator Staff Member

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    Once I started using the ignore feature the thread sure didn't elevate my blood pressure the same way. Just in a good way, now. :D

     
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    This is something to fight over. This is something to get upset over. The color of your axe doesnt matter. Use your energy to make sure this child has a good Christmas.
     
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    Gonna' be doing a 30" wedge-fit handle on my Italian racing axe. :D
     
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    Thank you 42 for returning the thread to normal.
     
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    My collins farm axe. Did this for exercise and the goats like logs to jump and play on. :)
     
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    You have any pictures of it beside another axe? It looks a lot like a Scandinavian forest axe
     
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    I dont. But looking at the sfa i think its similar.
     
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    Don't let perfect be the enemy of good. Or so says my dad.
     
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    So true! Lots of folks get bent out of shape about slight imperfections on tools but I would guess most folks don't have the consistency in skill to notice a performance difference
     
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    Not just skill, but observational ability/mindfulness. A lot of folks use their tools without reflecting on how that tool is behaving.
     
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    These photos are from Hoffmanblacksmithing.com. This is Liam Hoffman's Camp Axe on which I just sent my deposit for my order. 3lb head and a 28" hickory handle should make for a very nice utilitarian axe for me.



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    He makes some beautiful stuff!
     
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    This summer I spent a lot of time working on visualizing my swings and hits and it's amazing how such a simple skill can improve your speed and ability
     
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    I just sent the payment a few hours ago and I'm realizing I should just forget about it like I did with my GSO 12. 9-12 months sucks :(
     
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    I purposely won't buy things that take more than a couple months to get. I almost immediately loose interest when I have to wait lol
     
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    Me too but if I wait the list is only going to get longer.
     
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    Very true and like most things there is rarely a deal to be found on the secondary market
     
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    My wetterlings "Les Stroud bushman" camp axe.

    2.5lbs, 22" OAL,

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    Making progress. It's my first time wedging a slip-fit eye, but things seem to have gone well. Used a "‡" kerf and it was able to take up the fairly significant amount of space at the top of the eye.

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    Tested the wedge job and it seems to be holding tight.

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