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Anthony Va
It's another of my hobbies in which I have too many lol. 
I've been collecting access for quite a while. I don't have a huge collection but I enjoy restoring them.
Here is a few of my favorite axes. Most of these I've picked up in what looked to be poor condition. Cleaned them up, be handles and edges. 
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Chucker
Anthony, were there supposed to be pictures?

Not a hobby for me but I refurbed an original Plumb BSA hatchet head last night. De-rusted and hit with clear enamel. Now just waiting to pick up a sheath. I use the hatchet for hammering and small kindling work when camping. I use a Swiss Army 24" splitting axe I bought new. Now that is a machine! 
Chuck
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Anthony Va
Chucker wrote:
Anthony, were there supposed to be pictures?

Not a hobby for me but I refurbed an original Plumb BSA hatchet head last night. De-rusted and hit with clear enamel. Now just waiting to pick up a sheath. I use the hatchet for hammering and small kindling work when camping. I use a Swiss Army 24" splitting axe I bought new. Now that is a machine! 

Yes sir I'm just slow posting them hahaha. 
I'm getting into hatchets too lately but I don't have many yet
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Over 50 hatchets and at least 18 axes...  But I can quit any time...  
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Moosetrot
Nice work on those Anthony!  There certainly seems to be a lot of folks collecting axes and hatchets these days. I do a lot of gun shows here in Wisconsin and one of my best-selling items are vintage axes and hatchets.  I pick up a lot of them at estate and garage sales.  I can generally fill  nearly an entire 8ft. table with them. I clean them up a little to hopefully expose their touchmarks if need be, but don't go too far with the cleaning as most collectors seem to want to do the final cleaning themselves. I have put aside a couple nice Norlund hatchets for private stock, and as-new huge hewing axe from England.  I recently picked up an extremely nice Keen Kutter hewing axe that I am still not sure that I am going to sell.

No, I am not posting pictures because they are in the basement and my hip is so bad the stairs is out of the question.
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Skydivedave
Nice stuff there Anthony. I've bought and sold many and sometimes take a liking to one that stays with me for a couple of years before letting it go. Never had a double bit that looks as nice as yours tho. Thanks for the pics. 
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Bob1774
There was a thread on here the other day that had a great video/youtube of a park service person demonstrating how to restore/sharpen a double bit.  Great video if you can find it.  I have a few Norlunds, and TrueTemper BSA axes.  It is always great to use some real steel that holds and edge, and has a history.
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Dan
Nice pics, between double bits, hatchets and others I have about 45 and I too can quit anytime.
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Chucker
Good looking felling axe! Cleaned up real well. 

Newer steel has a lot to be desired. To that end, I saw a man buy a new jack knife, flip out the main blade, wrap the rest of it in tape, then buried it for one year. I guess it removed impurities that succumbed to oxidation? So, the steel that remained kept an edge better? 

I'd consider it with a new axe head if I thought it would work. 
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Anthony Va
Yea I love to draw the handle down from chunks of Hickory. It's not bad with a good sharp draw knife. That's another hobby of mine, draw knives lol. 
I've got a stash of split Hickory drying for the next heads to come my way. 
I've got a soft spot in my heart for the old sager axes. They have some really great steel in them. That Kelly in the pics has some really good steel in it also though. I'll try to show more of mine tomorrow
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Lamp lug
I do the same.  Collectors of Coleman's must have the same genes 🙂 

Will post a few later when I go out to the shop.  Like fixed blade knives and old tools too.
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Banjoman
I do axes. First axe was my boy scout hatchet.  Just bot them every time I see good quality ones ones. Use to build log homes where you need s good axe. My youngest son got interested in them as he does forestry work. I gave all I had to him to redo he did a great job and he learnt something like how to appreciate old stuff. Now he collects old chainsaws 
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I started to get into axes 3-4 years ago, but pulled back.  Last thing I needed was more old stuff accumulating in my house.
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I have a few collectable ones, but only a few.  I have too many hobbies already, and the flea markets in my area have already found what they can charge for them, which is more than I can afford. 
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Anthony Va
Here's my best draw knives, including a never sharpened bluegrass 
Also my stash of Hickory blanks drying. And a nice bluegrass hatchet. 
I don't have many hatchets but I'd like to have more  Lol
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rps20190707_230424.jpg I recently got this one. It's a council cruiser axe. I put this used handle in it. It's still unfinished but I think the paint is original and it looks to be unsharpened maybe  
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Friends:  "Why do you need 12 Axe's, you only have two hands?"
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"Because when the zombie apocalypses happens I'l need 50 throwing hatchets!"
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Can’t really say I’m a collector, but I have a few axes, and a couple garage sale axe heads in the restoration queue, including a small BSA hatchet head.
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I too can stop anytime!

A couple here:

Snow & Neally for LL Bean (likely 1970's) rehung on original handle
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Vaughn Sub-Zero - about 1948
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And Genuine Norlund "half axe" with original light weight handle  - stolen (Grrrr).  About 1960's
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I have a Allan Mfg. tomahawk. Great tool
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KaiserKrebs
I found a nice old Wetterlings hatchet head at a flea market last month, it was a happily spent 4 bucks. I need to find a good handle, and restore it.
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thewoodswatchman
I shinned one up a couple years ago for a friend. Turned out pretty nice. Like a mirror, I bought a USFS one about a year or so ago. It's still a heavy paper weight. Lol.. But I can see the desire to collect them quite clearly. Pretty cool stuff.
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I carried many hatchets for many years. A couple of decades ago, I buried them. It wasn't easy, but life has been better since.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Dan
Yeah but they might be collectors items now.
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Dmacp
I've got a nice Coleman hatchet that I bought just because it looked like a high quality piece. Never used it.
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Willy
I got a thing for old axes too, probably 8 or 9.  A few years ago at a country fair flea market, I spotted a Norlund axe head, beatup, chipped, rusty, about 6 inches of handle left.  I asked the guy what he wanted, he said 5 bucks.  Could not pull my money out fast enough.  A bit of work with a file and stone, a new hickory handle, a homemade leather sheath, it is now beautiful, my favorite small axe.  Similar flea market find for a very nice Collins Hudson Bay pattern axe, probably my coolest looking small axe.
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This  is an Oil Well Chief by Oil Well Supply Co.  It is rather pitted and worn but you can still see some of the oilfield scene including the top of the derrick.  My wife found it at a garage sale several years ago and gave it to me for my birthday.   I know I have seen one in good condition somewhere, probably in a friend's extensive collection.


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Those are nice! With a fine sharp edge, they’re worth their weight in gold. 
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Very nice indeed gaslight man. I enjoy seeing that. Wtg! 
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StanDahl
So this got me to go look at something I found a while back that's way out of my area of expertise. I've never looked at it very closely, but I see it's an L.L.Bean. I don't know what to call it, it's not very big as axes go, but bigger than a hatchet. It must have been cheap and I wanted it for camping, but the handle is wrecked up at the top. Will I be able to find a replacement or do I have to make my own?
[edit: it resembles a "Hudson Bay Cruiser" currently not available, but on the LLBean website for $169.]
[edit again...Googling gets me this: https://beaver-tooth.com/collections/huson-bay-axe-handle/products/24-hudson-bay-boys-axe-handle-white-hickory-aw-grade-item-1324, which seems like just about what I need, with good reviews as well...]
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outlawmws
The haft looks OK in the pics - is it just loose?  You can drive in the wedge tighter, or put in a new wedge.  What you DON'T want to do is drive in a nail or screw as that does almost nothing but make more damage.

I've removed hafts and "rebuilt" them for use again numerous times.  .  Even glued up split hafts for clean splits.
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It's split pretty badly and there's some wood missing. It isn't a lot of wood missing, I guess I could try gluing it up, but the top end where the wedge is missing a chunk of wood.
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Yeah,  that one is done other than shortening drastically for another smaller hatchet...  

If the eye dimensions are good or larger, that handle you posted is probably a good replacement; The company has a good rep from he feedback I've gotten from others that have used them (I have a bucket full of handles, and its been years since I needed a new one from the store...).
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So the link I put in #37 above shows a dimension of 1-7/8" x 9/16", and my axe head is a little bigger than that at 11/16" x 2 1/8". Will the wedge make this handle work for me or do I need to find a larger one?

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outlawmws
You need a bigger one.  it needs to be a tight fit going on, and the wedge(s) make it tighter.
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StanDahl
This is the one then: https://beaver-tooth.com/collections/huson-bay-axe-handle/products/23-5-single-bit-axe-handle-over-size-eye-for-custom-fit-usa-hickory - it's a little longer and the exact same width.
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outlawmws
That will work, its not hard to shave a little off, but you can't easily fill gaps...
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Anthony Va
Something else to remember when mounting an axe head to a handle is that the eye is a bit smaller on one side than the other.
Start your handle into the smaller hole first. A lot of people don't realize that and will feed the handle into the large hole end first and the handle won't hold like that for long
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StanDahl wrote:
So this got me to go look at something I found a while back that's way out of my area of expertise. I've never looked at it very closely, but I see it's an L.L.Bean. I don't know what to call it, it's not very big as axes go, but bigger than a hatchet. It must have been cheap and I wanted it for camping, but the handle is wrecked up at the top. Will I be able to find a replacement or do I have to make my own?
[edit: it resembles a "Hudson Bay Cruiser" currently not available, but on the LLBean website for $169.]
[edit again...Googling gets me this: https://beaver-tooth.com/collections/huson-bay-axe-handle/products/24-hudson-bay-boys-axe-handle-white-hickory-aw-grade-item-1324, which seems like just about what I need, with good reviews as well...]
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so what you have is a 1/2 axe commonly called a “boys axe” designed and meant for camp chores, not heavy cutting.  Bean has been selling them since the 20’s I think but I would say yours looks more like a 50-60 era off hand.  Most hardware stores should have a handle about the right size, inch or two doesn’t make a difference. You will have to fit it to the head and I would recommend you use a fatwood wedge or a hardwood wedge soaked in oil and it will hold tight for years if not left out.  If you leave them out in the rain and they swell, they will get loose.   LL Bean is a real popular collectable and you would have no trouble trading that axe to an axe collector.  Not worth a huge amount, maybe the value of a decent 228 D.  
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Thanks again everyone for the information, I've ordered the handle and another for the second and last in my "collection" of axes. This one I believe is a Wetterlings hatchet that has probably been in the family for 40 years. The cross-line in the "A" (like an upside down  "U") isn't there, so I wonder about its authenticity?

A rambunctious nephew wore out the handle pretty quickly at a family campout and then someone "fixed" it with a generous amount of red duct tape.

From what I can find on the internet (one of the blade forums), the epoxy filled shaft and blue paint signaled a decline in fit and finish as the company struggled to compete with cheaper (Chinese?) rivals, although it held up well until Mongo busted it up in a blaze of adolescent glory. I'm looking forward to restoring this one to usability. It has a nice WWII era (1945?) G.I. canvas cover for the head that fits perfectly.

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Anthony Va
Most any axe or hatchet from Sweden is good quality. Wetterling, hults brut, and my fave gransfors. Swedes make good axes it is known lol 
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outlawmws
Stan, the easy way to get the wood/filler out of the head is to drill a bunch of holes from the top,  after that it should practically fall out

Anthony makes a good point that the hole in the head is tapered to aid in head retention.  I can't tell you how many heads I've seen replaced upside-down… (Probably a reflection on/of the PO..)
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