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  1. RI Chevy

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    Looks too nice to use. Lol
     
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    Got to love a $15 pick up.
     

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    Kinda sexy...that would really knock a star post in deep. :babeando:
     
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    New axes day. Waited almost a year for the Basque axe. It's my new favorite chopper for light to medium stuff.

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    That mirror polished ax with no pol, how does it swing? So you find balance is a bit iffy?
     
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    It's swings really nice. Basque axe (named after the region it came from in Spain) use no wedges to seat the handle. 6.6 lb head on 29.5 handle. Shorter handle allows for more accuracy, and the girth of the handle is just right.

    I split using a chopping block so the shorter handle doesn't bother me. Now the geometry of the head is quite nice, the longer edge prevents it from getting stuck too deep. Definitely too heavy and handle too short for horizontal swings. Splitting vertically, perfect.
     
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    Some of the axes I have. Supplied to the Tasmanian government. Being a Government axe they haven't seen much use.
     

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    Interesting....6.6lbs is a hefty son of a gun.
     
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    Can't get anymore Tasmanian than a Tasmanian Government issue Tazzie pattern ax!!













    except they were made in Victoria :(


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    Which is essentially going to be made in CHINA.
     
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    Chyna...no don't say that.
     
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    Yeah, I split hardwood by hand so the extra weight helps!
     
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    Can you still buy them?
     
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    Of course! Do you seriously expect a gov't worker to actually swing an axe? :risas3:
     
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    Yes you can
     
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    Ha Ha Ha.
     
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    What are folks preferring for wedges? I have several axe heads to hang so will pull the table saw out and cut a bunch. I have most hardwoods to choose from -softer birch and poplar through hard maple and hickory with beech, oak, cherry, ash in between.


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    A lot of people around here use pineknot.
    I've never tried it & use Poplar with no issues over the years.
    There is a tutorial online how to mod a cut kerf in the handle that will really prepare a handle for a wedge.
    I've done it a couple times with great success (it's like 3 staggered cuts to clean up the kerf before wedging).
     
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    TT Kelly Flint Edge I bought a couple days ago off a 88 year old man.
    That's a rough Plumb Boys axe I bought with it.
    Paid $30 for both.
    He has some killer axes for sale (Kelly Perfects, Plumbs, TT, Collins Legitimus ect...).

    Problem is, he feels he has to sharpen them all on his bench grinder (ruins em for me).
    I tried to tell him he is ruining them but dont know if it "Took".
    Sad.

    I'll use the hell out of that Plumb around here tho!:D

    Refinished that Flint Edge now (head soaking in BLO) it turned out awesome!:aplastao:
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