Axe Refurb finally finished!!

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Its done! I oiled up the handle and did a final sand of the whole thing... If you've been following the progress, its now a very fine axe to use and splits wood with ease and now just needs a good test on some real lumber. It hangs rather well and is pretty well balanced. Here's some pics: (There's a whole lot more pics on my blog with more info etc...)









Thanks for reading...

GB
 

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May I suggest wrapping the shaft now. Will save the axe handle a lot of wear and tear and make it a lot stronger, you can use copper wire; fencing wire ( but not the high tensile stuff) or just polyester cord or fibreglass tape and epoxy resin.
Actually cord/fibreglass and epoxy is the strongest but least "Bushcrafty"
an old-fashioned 6 inches or 155mm will do it.
 

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Ahhh man that is sweet!. Nice job, a credit to you, I love seeing these old tools given new life for another century or so!
 

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GB mate great to see you on hear as well. I'm hoping you might be able to assist. I am looking for some recommendations for decent but reasonably priced tomahawks or forest axes. Any ideas?

Rich

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Thanks all for the kind words, it's a great feeling completing these projects... There's more to come for sure.
 

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GB mate great to see you on hear as well. I'm hoping you might be able to assist. I am looking for some recommendations for decent but reasonably priced tomahawks or forest axes. Any ideas?

Rich

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I will send you a personal message soon, I just want to give you the best answer I can! Stay tuned!
 

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Great work graybear. Awesome to see an old tool brought back to life with detail and attention. I have a bunch on my grandfathers old tools which i would love to restore so i might have get some tips from you when i get around to you.
 

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Learning from practical hands on experience the only way to learn and gain the skills that are required
 
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