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    Axe Restoration

    Hi Guys

    Just thought i would share my (almost finished) axe restoration with you,

    I really don`t like spending money but i also enjoy fixing/restoring things so when i thought about getting
    an axe for Bushcraft i asked a couple of family members to see if they had anything and low and behold they turned up with
    three Kent pattern axe heads between them.
    My favourite being my Grans old Spear&Jackson so i soaked the head in vinegar for about a week then cleaned it off with an
    old scouring pad,
    Filed the damage around the Poll,
    And sourced a free piece of oak which my dad and i turned into a handle (our first time for doing anything like this) coated in linseed oil
    The picture shows it with the wooden wedge fitted but not trimmed or fitted with a metal wedge

    So all in all a nice Bushcraft axe for next to nothing

    Hope you like it

    Cheers
    Adrian



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    Woodsman bopdude's Avatar
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    Nice job, wish I had the know-how to even start turning out something like it.

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    Is it a special axe for a special work on the wood ?
    Because the form looks like différent than the others axes i ever used.
    Seems heavy for a small handle ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacob karhu View Post
    Is it a special axe for a special work on the wood ?
    Because the form looks like différent than the others axes i ever used.
    Seems heavy for a small handle ?
    Hi

    Its a Kent Pattern axe which used to be very popular in the Uk,
    All three axe heads I have are the same shape with approx. 14" handles,
    So we used the nicest shape existing handle as a template

    cheers
    Adrian

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    Ranger OakAshandThorn's Avatar
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    Well done . I love the Kent pattern...certainly an excellent shape for woodworking.
    My blog, New England Bushcraft

    "Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."
    ~ Abraham Lincoln

    "Be prepared, not scared."
    ~ Cody Lundin

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    Samuel Hearne
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    You have done a good job with that well done.

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    Trapper jacob karhu's Avatar
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    Indeed, it's wrote 'england" on the blade

    I said that because your axe remember me a special axe we use in France, call "hache d'équarissage". Forged in order to make a tree square.
    You can see one of them on this picture :



    And i found an other picture describing the different type of axes used for this work. Yours looks like the "American Broad axe".


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    Alone in the Wilderness
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    Sweet work Mr v will get on with mine asap

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    Hey great job! Its always good to make best use of what we have instead of tossing it out and buying something new all the time.

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