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Thread: Wiebelhaus & Co Axe

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    Wiebelhaus & Co Axe

    I got this axe head off trade me for $15, I'm pretty sure it's one of the heads that were made between 1928 and 1950 in Germany.

    It has been well used and was covered in rust when I first got it, so I cleaned it up a bit and decided to cut a branch off our feijoa hedge for the handle since it's really hard and dense and I didn't have any other suitable hard wood to use.

    This is how it turned out, it's my first ever axe handle so I'm pretty pleased with it but I might need to thin the handle down a little bit.



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    Now I just need to put a proper edge on it and oil the handle.

    I'm going to refinish my boyds rifle stock this summer since it has a lacquer coating that is all scratched and chipped from the bush, any suggestions on what to use? I'd use the same stuff on this axe handle as well since I don't have any thing else.
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    Looks good from here!

    What did you use to whittle down the handle? Was it still wet when you worked it?

    Got to love the home projects.
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    Danish oil for the finish?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    I don't have many tools so I used the axe head its self to rough it out, a chisel to make the shoulder etc and then a file to smooth it. It was a little bit wet in the middle but mostly dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDub View Post
    I don't have many tools so I used the axe head its self to rough it out and then a file to smooth it. It was a little bit wet in the middle but mostly dry.
    Great job mate!
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