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A place to show some love for axes and saws! Let's see those photos, videos, and talk about anything related to them.

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Cleaned up and handled an old Gränsfors Bruk

My research on the the head suggests it was forged somewhere around the 1950s. Axes they imported to the US during this period read “GAB” instead of the typical “GBA”. [G]ränsfors [B]ruks [A]ktiebolag = GBA, which is the most common stamp on their axes. [G]ränsfors Bruks [A]ktie[b]olag = GAB, the stamp on a run of older axes during the mid 20th century. Aktiebolag is the Swedish term for a limited company, and is often abbreviated as AB. Hence (G)AB.

It’s a 3.5 LB felling head. I removed the rust with a vinegar soak, WD-40, and steel wool, but I didn’t want erase the character and story from the axe, so I did not file or polish any of the damage from use.

I scraped and sanded the varnish from a hardware store handle. It required a lot of chiseling/filing to get the handle to fit to the head, but I made it work. Thus it’s not the prettiest hang in the world, but it was my first time hanging my own handle; so I’m just proud that after a few heavy uses it seems to be very tight. I finished the handle with boiled linseed oil.

Once the handle breaks or head comes loose I think I will try ordering the Gransfors handle for their current felling axe and see if it requires less modification and makes for a better fit.

1 Comment
2024/06/20
22:46 UTC

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Tips for grinding a hytest craftsman

Im going for a 20* flat grind but the steel is crazy hard and any file i use either cuts it really slow or skates off completely. Debating using a belt grinder (a belt grinder completely fine to use on your axe) but i dont have one and they are expensive. Any suggestions on what to do would be greatly appreciated.

9 Comments
2024/06/20
03:41 UTC

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True Temper Red Warrior

Finished it up! Making a sheath now but it is done!! I Like the way it turned out although the lettering is meh...Stained the handle with 50/50 boiled linseed and pine tar...smells wonderful...and the sticker is the chefs kiss!

2 Comments
2024/06/20
03:21 UTC

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Placed an order to AxeWax 2 weeks ago and got radio silence

I got the initial email confirming my order, and then...nothing. Not even anything saying that they've accepted funds from my PayPal. I followed up with them a few days ago and still nothing.

What's going on?

edit:

Found this thread with others having the same non-communication issue https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/axe-wax.1962816/page-2

1 Comment
2024/06/19
22:16 UTC

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Anyone got an idea on the brand?

11 Comments
2024/06/18
21:10 UTC

3

Great sub to find

I recently posted pics of a my first knife I made and got good response. I made an axe after that and just found this sub so will d3fnitely post pics for some feedback.

1 Comment
2024/06/18
19:20 UTC

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Hatchet's handle

I just broke off the handle yesterday so i need a new one. do y'all know some tips & tricks (regarding dimensions, handle shape, handle material...) that I have to know before shaping the new handle?

2 Comments
2024/06/18
06:36 UTC

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I bet that’ll be the only time I forget to put a strap around the dogs

8 Comments
2024/06/17
00:54 UTC

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Axe head tilt

When youre fitting an axe head on a handle and you notice the head is tilting left or right or up and down or however else, how do you fix it?

2 Comments
2024/06/16
22:10 UTC

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My grandfather's axe. Can anyone tell me what type of axe this is?

8 Comments
2024/06/16
20:01 UTC

107

Shepards Axe

Inspired by the ones others have been posting I felt inspired to put together one of my own. Acid washed Cold Steel head, hickory handle , Lee Valley cane tip and a Viking Princess Sheath.

8 Comments
2024/06/16
18:54 UTC

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