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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #80 on: February 05, 2020, 04:01:02 pm »
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #81 on: February 05, 2020, 04:15:30 pm »
Ek hou van sy kop. Weet jy watse kop dit is? Lekker breed met baie hout/metaal oppervlak op kante. Die hamer gedeelte is ook lekker flush en staan nie te hoog nie.  Like dit

Geen idee, het die koppe so gekry.  Die een waarvan ons praat is die een heel bo regs. 
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #82 on: February 05, 2020, 04:18:09 pm »
O, so jy shape hom self so? Impressive.  Dit vat seker tyd? Grinder?
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #83 on: February 05, 2020, 04:18:09 pm »
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #84 on: February 05, 2020, 04:19:28 pm »
Jeez, daais n nice shape.  Hoe split hy?
 

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #85 on: February 05, 2020, 04:20:24 pm »
@Vis Arend what tools do you use to create these masterpieces?

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #86 on: February 05, 2020, 04:23:18 pm »
Jeez, daais n nice shape.  Hoe split hy?

Onthou net, dis 'n klein byltjie, met die regte handle sal hy mooi split, maar jy gaan nie sommer moerse stompe gou baasraak nie.   :thumleft:
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #87 on: February 05, 2020, 04:27:20 pm »
@Vis Arend what tools do you use to create these masterpieces?

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Some of the tools needed, with a grinder or two.  I even used the belt sander to help on certain curves.    My latest addition is a belt grinder made by a friend on this forum.    Sadly, since I got the belt grinder I did not have time to attempt another axe.   :patch: :biggrin:

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #88 on: February 05, 2020, 04:39:52 pm »
I took a snap of the little axe my FIL  gave it to me a while ago. He had this forever and not sure where he got it from though I recall a story of him bringing back from Nam when he was on the border back in the day.

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #89 on: February 05, 2020, 04:52:17 pm »
I took a snap of the little axe my FIL  gave it to me a while ago. He had this forever and not sure where he got it from though I recall a story of him bringing back from Nam when he was on the border back in the day.



Most probs got it up north in the old Caprivi region.  They use it there often for all sort of tasks.  Was always looking for one and missed and opportunity to buy one, thinking I would get another one further on, no luck.  Eventually got a similar one in Botswana. 
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2020, 05:15:49 pm »
Another secret.  I like restoring old potjies.  Jy weet potjiekos potjies.  Maar net Falkirks. Gee hulle gewoonlik weg. Als so 3 gedoen.  Dis weer tyd.  Ek soek oues.  Soek no1 driepoot, no 10 en 14 platboom.  Ek sukkel maar met die proses. Weetie of ek dit regdoen nie.  Aan die einde bak ek hulle in die oond met olie binne en buite.  Dan loop ek maar weer droog in die slaapkamer vir so paar weke

Sal n thread nog eendag begin. Nie hierdie een highjack nie.  Om n ou pot weer mooi te maak gee my baie plesier. Daar is net iets eenvoudig en nederig in n pot. Ek hou daarvan

O, hoekom ek dit noem. Dit laat my dink aan wat jy met hierdie ou geroeste byle doen. Dis werklik pragtig op n vlak wat moeilik is om te verduidelik. Lelike eend na pragtige swaan...

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2020, 05:21:11 pm »
You should put an axe up for auction every other day on the group I reckon you could retire on the money
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #92 on: February 05, 2020, 06:01:23 pm »
Another secret.  I like restoring old potjies.  Jy weet potjiekos potjies.  Maar net Falkirks. Gee hulle gewoonlik weg. Als so 3 gedoen.  Dis weer tyd.  Ek soek oues.  Soek no1 driepoot, no 10 en 14 platboom.  Ek sukkel maar met die proses. Weetie of ek dit regdoen nie.  Aan die einde bak ek hulle in die oond met olie binne en buite.  Dan loop ek maar weer droog in die slaapkamer vir so paar weke

Sal n thread nog eendag begin. Nie hierdie een highjack nie.  Om n ou pot weer mooi te maak gee my baie plesier. Daar is net iets eenvoudig en nederig in n pot. Ek hou daarvan

O, hoekom ek dit noem. Dit laat my dink aan wat jy met hierdie ou geroeste byle doen. Dis werklik pragtig op n vlak wat moeilik is om te verduidelik. Lelike eend na pragtige swaan...

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You should put an axe up for auction every other day on the group I reckon you could retire on the money

My thought were in that direction already, but don't know if it will be allowed.  The retirement part will however not work,   :biggrin:  it is more a passion thing and in any case, the money you make from it barely covers your cost.     
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #93 on: February 05, 2020, 06:04:55 pm »
Another secret.  I like restoring old potjies.  Jy weet potjiekos potjies.  Maar net Falkirks. Gee hulle gewoonlik weg. Als so 3 gedoen.  Dis weer tyd.  Ek soek oues.  Soek no1 driepoot, no 10 en 14 platboom.  Ek sukkel maar met die proses. Weetie of ek dit regdoen nie.  Aan die einde bak ek hulle in die oond met olie binne en buite.  Dan loop ek maar weer droog in die slaapkamer vir so paar weke

Sal n thread nog eendag begin. Nie hierdie een highjack nie.  Om n ou pot weer mooi te maak gee my baie plesier. Daar is net iets eenvoudig en nederig in n pot. Ek hou daarvan

O, hoekom ek dit noem. Dit laat my dink aan wat jy met hierdie ou geroeste byle doen. Dis werklik pragtig op n vlak wat moeilik is om te verduidelik. Lelike eend na pragtige swaan...

Miskien verduidelik die boek dit so bietjie. - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/461600.The_Nature_of_Things

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #94 on: February 05, 2020, 07:03:44 pm »
Mooi man Hardy - sal laaik om notes the exchange.  Ek sukkel om die pot weer ‘swart’ te kry dieselfde as die res waar ek gegrind  het.  My een lieflingspot het ek in kak kondise by pantjieswinkel gekoop, sy rim het so 5mm diep chip uit gehad. Ek moes die hele  rim afgrind om die deksel te laat seel.  Daai rim is is nie so mooi swart soos die res nie. Tel ook makliker n roesie op.

Louis ek het n gedagte.

Jy bly mos daar naby Xhosa wereld. Daai madalas is koning met stick making. Gewoonlik met olienhout - wild olive. Hulle kerf oof daai diamond patrone.  Sal laaik van so hef op my byl?  Maak bietjie nuwe vriende dan kry jy vir ons n supplier of drie.  Ek sal ook laaik van n nice stick.  My laaste een uit olien gekerf op my vrou se oupa se plaas in kammieskroon. Wetie waar ek hom gesit het nie.

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #95 on: February 05, 2020, 07:19:33 pm »
Toemaar wat, probleem opgelos.

@Operator  lees bietjie die link van die die stick crafting hierbo.

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #96 on: February 05, 2020, 07:27:46 pm »
Hier is my 1ste 4 byltjies wat ek gemaak het, dan so paar byl koppe wat reeds gemaak is en net die handle kort.  Ek sal later elkeen se geboorte met julle deel.   Sorry vir die k@k photo maar julle sal die idee kry.
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #97 on: February 05, 2020, 07:32:37 pm »
Rossdog - when are you showing your knives? Kobus and Louis told me that you have a lot of talent.
 

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« Reply #98 on: February 05, 2020, 07:53:20 pm »
More enthusiasm than talent  :biggrin:

I posted a few pics under Show us what you made. I'll get more pics off my phone and post.
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #99 on: February 05, 2020, 08:19:18 pm »
Toemaar wat, probleem opgelos.

@Operator  lees bietjie die link van die die stick crafting hierbo.

Die ou verwys na Captain Jaco van der Merwe as die beste stick crafter wat hy nog teegekom het.  Dis ons skoolpel Joggie.  Louis, dis nou n interessant ou.  Half xhosa.  Dink hy is nog op Bisho.  Sal sy nommer by Daniel kry en hom n luitjie gee.  Louis jy is in vir n treat..  hoe ver is jy van Bisho?

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