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 Post subject: New Skin for an Old Axe
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:44 am 
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This old boy's axe need a new piece of hickory on it, so I decided to grind it down a bit to make it a bit lighter/handier while I was at it. After sharpening it to scary sharp (with a couple nice gashes to prove it), I figured I needed a sheath for it before I needed a trip to the emergency room (one of the gashes was a toss up as it was ). I ended up with only one rivet in the construction, and had I had an old post machine I wouldn't have needed that. I gave it a worn oil finish, which turned out pretty cool and won't show scuffs or scratches as easily. The sheath can be carried on a belt, but the axe is a bit over 25", so it really isn't something I would want to carry, but the belt tunnel does make a great lashing point for securing the axe to whatever.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:52 am 
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As a guy who uses an axe a fair amount, I can really appreciate that, John-- real nice! My axes are sheathed in some real hillbilly rigs..... but they keep the axes from cutting things they ain't supposed to.
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All Dad's axes had doe's leg handles like that one but were double-bit. I always assumed that was the way of the axe world. When I had to replace a handle I searched the world over and could not find such a handle-- he had made them or modified them from handles made for a single-bit. A straight handle on a double-bit is awkward as hell to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Very nice job! Just goes to show how versatile you craftsman are!


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