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Old 11-03-2019, 07:45 PM
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Default Drop forged hatchet i found

I found this hatchet a couple or three years ago. Probably very cheap from Western Auto or something. I thought several times of putting a handle on it..no good reason just to fix up a found item.

Probably stupid, I spent 3 hours making a handle for a probably worthless old hatchet. Used some kind of hardwood scrap, maybe beech or maple. It really is hard. Then routed it, then put JB weld all over the metal and the wood. Then I used an Arbortech grinding sander and rounded it off. It really doesn't look that great and I don't need to chop anything, but it is a metal detecting save and I feel better about things like that.
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:31 AM
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I like that.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:35 AM
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That looks great. I keep a similar hatchet hanging by the back door, and I'm always finding something that needs chopped or hammered. I like tools like that because you can abuse them. I would never use my good ax for anything but wood, but a found, repaired hatchet can be used for anything. $20 bucks to throw away a T.V., smash it up with a hatchet into small parts and it's free to put in the trash can. There are all kinds of problems in life that can be solved by smashing the exclamation marks out of them with a hatchet. I'm sure you will find plenty of uses for it.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:38 PM
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Thanks for the replies!

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Old 11-05-2019, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Scooterjim View post
There are all kinds of problems in life that can be solved by smashing the exclamation marks out of them with a hatchet.
Lizzie Borden agrees with you.

Very nice job on the hatchet.

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Old 11-06-2019, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by DougF View post
Lizzie Borden agrees with you.

Very nice job on the hatchet.
Now that's funny!

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Old 11-06-2019, 10:32 AM
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Looks good to me, I love repurposing finds! Nice job!

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Old 11-06-2019, 01:39 PM
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Nice job, always fun to ring something back and use it!

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Old 11-09-2019, 12:30 AM
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Boy Scout hatchet from the 30-40's Made by Plumb
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:51 PM
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Thank you for the ID.

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Old 11-18-2019, 08:35 PM
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Nice job on bringing it back to life. I love things like that. Well done.

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Old 11-18-2019, 09:49 PM
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Stop being so hard on yourself, that looks awesome!

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Thank you!

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Old 11-19-2019, 04:24 PM
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Actually a very nice job and a great save! Thanks for the pics!

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