Today had some great shop time and it started with another great hanging.
was able to spend some more time on the kelly works "best axe made".
|true temper kelly works flint edge "best axe made" getting hung|
spent a good amount of time sanding this handle. excellent grain orientation but was a bit course.
when the time came to actually hang the head, this happened to be one of those eyes that just about perfectly fit the helve without any rasping.
i would say that within 15 minutes i had it resting firmly on the helve's shoulders.
|axe restoration mallet made from an extreme croquet mallet scrap and recycled hammer handle.|
invaluable for hanging axe heads.
|kelly works axe hanging, ready for the wedge.|
the wedge went in perfectly.
very tight and after the white glue that was added to the wedge cures completely i will soak in the linseed bath.
|kelly works flint edge hung tightly|
the owner requested that this striker will not have any flash added to it.
with that in mind, the helve selection was extremely important. i spent almost a month looking for one with the best grain. cant deny that i was getting a bit anxious to get this project done.
this is going to be a VERY reliable striker!