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Project by Jim55 posted 11-17-2012 09:37 PM 1521 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up this little broad axe head at the big Texas flea market in Canton for $3. I had this chunk of hickory thieved from the firewood pile already roughed out. I finished shaping it and fitted it to the head then rubbed a goodly amount of blo into it.
The head’s weight makes this one mighty chopper for a smallish hachett.

Nothing fancy but, what the hey. I’ve been ill and it’s turned colder and there’s no heat in the barn yet. Those antibiotics really seem to take the wind out of me (Not talking about flatulence here!) so there hasn’t been much else happening wood wise.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 10:28 PM

Solid and functional is sometimes more important than fancy. good job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 10:46 PM

I like it. Did you apply the new edge?

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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#3 posted 11-18-2012 12:22 AM

Yep, I put on the new edge. This ain’t no wall flower. I intend to put it to work! The boys from the precinct road crew dropped me off a couple loads of a real big oak tree! There’s a LOT of cutting in it and much of it we’ll do with hand tools.. Good exercise for the boys you know, not to mention learning skills that will never hurt knowing.

I also picked up a shaping axe of the same design but, with a right bias. It had a handle so I had to give $5 for it. I did clean it up some and resharpen it too. I didn’t even try to haggle over those prices. I also treat the heads with blo to retard rusting.

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