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    Quote Originally Posted by crazysaint222 View Post
    Looks great mate. Love the used quality of the head itself. I'm always getting slated for having a rusty/blemished/tarnished/grotty looking axe
    I too love a used/patina look to old recycled tools, however the rust looks a little too much one one side of that axe, think I'll clean that up somewhat.
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    Looks good mate :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley Cawley View Post
    I too love a used/patina look to old recycled tools, however the rust looks a little too much one one side of that axe, think I'll clean that up somewhat.
    Cor turned out nice. Nice job mate.

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    That worked for me. I had an old axe that was handed down from my dad. It looks just like new!
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    Was given an Axe that is atleast 50 years old a wee while ago . Gave it a clean up and put an edge on it and its my go to tool when taking burls off the logs.
    Wonderful old tool and I wouldent be without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL... View Post
    Was given an Axe that is atleast 50 years old a wee while ago . Gave it a clean up and put an edge on it and its my go to tool when taking burls off the logs.
    Wonderful old tool and I wouldent be without it.

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    I love it when an old tool comes back into use, something of a special feeling ... or is that just me
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    I'd agree with you there Ash. I use a load of old tools from between the turn of the century, to post WWII, as well as more modern tools. Old tools are much, much better made than new.
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    I agree with ye both

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    Brilliant news Ashley.
    Glad to hear you got it together.
    I hope you and your new axe have a long friendship.
    Best wishes mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley Cawley View Post
    Well, once again I would like to thank WoodTroll (Tom) for the Axe head he gifted me, you can see it with the broken handle in my first post.

    I've finally remembered to take photos of it now re-handled!

    It was a fun project, made the handle out of Ash and two Oak pegs in the top. I've kept the barbed metal ring from the original head ready to put in my Oak wedges if it needs it, but it hasn't yet, so here's some pics:

    Thanks for the advice folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley Cawley View Post
    I love it when an old tool comes back into use, something of a special feeling ... or is that just me
    Gotta agree with ya Ash and that turned out great. I have a Craftsman hewing head that was given to me gonna carve a handle for it soon as I get it nice and sharp I'll post pics when shes got a new haft.


    @Jon Mac great article on your site about it
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