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Old 04-05-2020, 09:08 PM
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Default Hatchax wrought iron and 5160

So I wanted a new hatchax (named this because it takes a longer handle, (boys ax length)) with a very light head.

So it is 1.75lbs for the head and 2.25 complete.

You can see just how loose the wrought iron was. It was a really tough material to use.. I had to adjust the process to account for just how loose it was. I would split/fracture up the grain at all temperatures..

Had no time to refine it by stacking and welding.. But it was fun and challenging.
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Old 04-05-2020, 09:12 PM
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The 3rd photo shows the welding seam.. I always ask for this angle because I'm always curious how clean it is.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:32 AM
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Nicely done...

Looks to be a handy sized tool.

I really enjoyed the part you posted yesterday, that thing looked awesome.

I wish I had half your talent, you really do unique and interesting things.

I really appreciate the time and effort you put into sharing with us, I may not say it often but I do enjoy seeing what you do....

Thank you, very much....
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Old 04-06-2020, 05:39 AM
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Nicely done...

Looks to be a handy sized tool.

I really enjoyed the part you posted yesterday, that thing looked awesome.

I wish I had half your talent, you really do unique and interesting things.

I really appreciate the time and effort you put into sharing with us, I may not say it often but I do enjoy seeing what you do....

Thank you, very much....
Thanks for taking the time to comment.

You guys here on SFT are my home group.. I'm not doing much in the welding or machining aspect, but I have been doing a bit more forging so at least can share a few photos or videos to keep you guys at least a little entertained.


I'm finally starting to get back into forging shape and able to bring forwards a lot of the detailed stuff that I simply would have left out before.

there are a bunch of things I'd love to make but not video worthy as the amount of footage to process is huge.. I did film the making of the hatchet but we will see where it goes..

Your welcome.
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Old 04-06-2020, 05:53 AM
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Thanks for the pictures Jennifer.
It is good to see tools made from raw, or used materials.


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Old 04-06-2020, 08:18 AM
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That last picture shows a real nice thin blade. In the right hands that should be able to do many things.
Nice work, Jen
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:19 PM
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Thanks for the pictures Jennifer.
It is good to see tools made from raw, or used materials.


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I love using old materials, many times just from the challenge aspect. If all I had to use was wrought iron and blister steel it would work for me..


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That last picture shows a real nice thin blade. In the right hands that should be able to do many things.
Nice work, Jen
The blade is pretty thin.. I like a fairly thin blade usually with a center spine or radius to the blade.. Then I can feather the edge and still get plenty of support and still rocker the blade out if stuck in use.

I today kinda went out and beat it up some on some old dried out Locust, maple and cherry stripping bark, hewing some straight sides and removing knots or branch remnants.

The wood was cut down last summer so it's about as dry as it can be in log form.. (I don't like to cut dry wood/trees with an ax.. It kills the edge) and she preformed very well and was still sharp enough to pull the dry skin of the arms.. I have no hair on my arms but peach fuzz.. It did take off a few longs ones when I first sharpened it..

She's gonna be a powerful chopper and swung really nice. Ideally about 1/2lb more would be perfect.. a 2lb head or 2.25lb would be ideal..

My old one was just over 2.5lbs I was looking for a model with a little more finesse..

Anyhow, still sharp and intact.. I'm a happy camper.
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My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.

I'd like to think of something smart, but I don't want to hurt myself.

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Old 04-07-2020, 01:38 AM
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I today kinda went out and beat it up some on some old dried out Locust, maple and cherry stripping bark, hewing some straight sides and removing knots or branch remnants.
I'm no lumberjack, but I did know the song by heart at one time.

it's just my opinion, but the work you mentioned is just about what I use my pair for when camping or just a carry on in the truck working around the place. Beats a 4 lb machete.

Nice work Jen, the finished cutter will do you well.

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Well done, as always!
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Thanks guys.. She swings really nice.. I wish now I made it about 1lbs heavier..


The nice thing is.. I can make another one..
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I'd like to think of something smart, but I don't want to hurt myself.

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