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  1. ajschainsaws

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    Will look forward to seeing this axe make sure and share the moment
     
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    Nice how much does the head weigh?
     
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    The specs say 4lbs but the reviews I've seen say they go alittle heavier than that.

    Most people don't like the handle as it's fat. But that was kind of what I was looking for.
     
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    A few recents I built my buddy Cat525 wanted to post
     

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    Tim wanted me to post these up for him. He has some golden nuggets he keeps tight to the vest
     

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    Tim wanted me to post these up for him. He has some golden nuggets he keeps tight to the vest
     
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    So my good friend Cat525 commented on me not hanging the longer handles head down far enough so I re-hung it and shaved her down to sit on the handle “shoulders” better. So there eat that Timmy hahah
     

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    that’s a under statement more like a gold mine
     
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    Anybody know where I can get an OEM handle for a Chopper 1? I actually need 2 of them. The ones with the metallic paint on them. Bought one with a cheap aftermarket handle and I broke the shaft out of the other
     
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    Beautiful collection @Cat 525
     
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    Thanks. Takes a while to put them together as I am sure you know! Blistering cold here Andrew!
     
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    You aren’t kidding buddy, guys got a retirement plan in just axes, don’t even get me started on his extensive motorized collection :) your the man @Cat 525
     
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    Thanks for all the likes gentlemen, I enjoy building axes and handles but by no means as knowledgeable as y’all. So thanks for the support!
     
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    Delay after delay. I just want my new axe.

    Edit: I had a dream last night about chunking out the bit. Woke up feeling like it was broke then realized I didn't even have it yet. I'm not even telling a tale.

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    Delay after delay it's finally here!

    The handle to me is perfect. It's alittle fatter than normal but it's what made me gravitate to it. I also don't think it's as bad as some people said though. It's no where near maul/hammer area.

    However it is alittle rougher on the finish side. They say it was done too 150 but it does feel alittle rougher. - maybe the handle itself was done to 150 wet then dried and put on the head.

    Maybe I'll sand it a little more and put some linseed on it.

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    It came with very even cheeks aswell

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    EDIT: the lines on it are because I already took it to my wood pile right out of box. The live oak still put up a fight chopping or splitting. But that's expected. Splits pine like a dream though. I got a few more pines to fell on my property. Maybe I devote some of the smaller sections to splitting/chopping to test out the axe before I hit the road.
     
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    Drove some wedges today with the new axe. All I can say is it's so much nicer.

    However the leather strapping broke loose. So I'm thinking about getting my leather tools out ringing the holes and using Paracord to secure it.

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    yeah it was a bit chilly here Tim but nothing like you’ve had we are too close to the Atlantic
     
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    That has to be the cleanest black raven I've ever seen.
     
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    So I was looking at trying to get a hand forged axe head and found this guy in the Ukraine that had a double bit he makes just the head is 6+ lbs but after I reached out he said that Ukrainian customs classified them as a weapon and won't ship them to the US.
    Does anybody know of a blacksmith here in the US that would make an axe head like this? WF_Double_Bit_Big_Head_Closeup_Logo_large.jpg
     
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    So I think I may have found a blacksmith in Virginia that is willing to make me a nice thick heavy double bit. I will give more info as the process progresses.
     
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    @JT78 Try Jarrod at H&B forge, send him your picture of the design you want and explain what your looking for... he may just make it for you!! He does some great work
     
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