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#16 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2012 - 06:44 PM

When I have a stuck bolt I usually hook 2 wrenches together for more leverage. I have a bone out of place on the back of my hand from hitting my wall one time. Now if I hit that bone or rub it up against something it hurts. Needless to say, I don't punch things anymore.

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Posted February 26, 2012 - 07:40 PM

I painted it quick to protect it. I didn't sand anything or remove the old paint at all. I just wanted to keep the rust off of it where I gridded and welded it.

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Posted February 26, 2012 - 07:46 PM

2 years lator my thumb still hurts every time i bump it just right, while cutting collard greens i drove a harvesters knife into the left thumb at full force hitting the bone, stiched it up myself and is left with a hard cyst to the bone, almost cut the left thumb compleatly off running a srag saw, broke left and right first fingers, fractured the right middle finger 2 times.
My poor hands need a break.

Regardless of the quickie painting it still looks good.

Edited by trowel, February 26, 2012 - 07:48 PM.


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Posted February 26, 2012 - 10:35 PM

Looks good. Now show us a picture after you pad it.

I loaned a new Craftsman axe to a brother in law once. It came back looking like your first photo. :bigrofl:

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Posted February 26, 2012 - 10:49 PM

Did he try to tell you that he got it like that? Lol. I think im going to get a replacement grip for a tennis racket and put that on it.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 12:04 AM

How about a golf club grip? Those are pretty cushiony.
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Posted February 27, 2012 - 05:45 AM

That's a great idea,Ryan.I do agree with putting cushioned grips on it ,or wearing extra thick work gloves.
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Posted February 27, 2012 - 06:41 AM

Ryan, I have thought for adding weight to the head. Finish welding the holes by the handle, melt some lead and pour in from the front. This will make it heavier and maybe easier to split the wood. I would put some type of cushion on the handle, getting it to stay on there may be a challenge. Don't want it flying out of the handle on a back swing.
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Posted February 27, 2012 - 10:14 AM

A golf club grip would probably work pretty good. Ill see what I can find and what has the most cushion. Thanks for the help.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 10:19 AM

An idear for you to ponder is the gorilla glue on the serrated part of the steel tube before slipping on a grip of some sort, it expands and holds very tightly.
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Posted February 27, 2012 - 11:15 AM

An idear for you to ponder is the gorilla glue on the serrated part of the steel tube before slipping on a grip of some sort, it expands and holds very tightly.




Yes,that is a good idea.You wouldn't want the grip slipping off in mid swing.
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Posted February 27, 2012 - 11:22 AM

Many if not all of us, while we were young, we abused our hands. Now we pay for it with daily pain. For years when something wouldn't budge, I'd just bang it with a clinched hand! Now I use a hammer! LOL
Protect the hands and they will repay you ten-fold when you get older!

Good words of advice there, I am currently dealing with a torn tendon and a partial torn tendon in my right hand. I don't know what happened to them, but its not fun.
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Posted February 27, 2012 - 11:25 AM

The glue is a good idea, the aerations will probably hold the glue very well! Thanks!
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Posted February 29, 2012 - 03:55 PM

I have had a few chances to use the axe since the new handle and it works great! Now I can actually swing it without worrying about having the handle break! Its not to bad on the hands as hitting a steel pole with a bat but some padding is deffinetly needed.

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Posted March 02, 2012 - 12:47 PM

Your getting good advice! I hate steel handles! Wood functions as a shock absorber.
When I was a kid, my brother and I broke 2 wooden handles out of Dad's Sledge Hammer.
He decided to fix us and welded a pipe handle on instead. 40+ years later I feel the vibrations just thinking about it.




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