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by SteveHGraham
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2131

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I use chainsaws all the time, unfortunately. I also wanted an axe. I needed something to break up a chemically treated stump, and I figured there had to be jobs a person needs an axe for. It seemed weird to have acreage, trees, and no axe. First I got a maul to break up a chemically treated stump, a...
by SteveHGraham
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2131

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

Today I obliterated a small tree that annoyed me. I'm happy to report that the axe head didn't fly off or move around on the handle. Cutting trees with an axe is horrible, isn't it? I may start cutting several every week just for the exercise. I hate live oaks, so I am planning to kill every small o...
by SteveHGraham
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2131

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I soaked the axe head in RV antifreeze for around an hour and a half. I may hit it with pure dipropylene glycol when my bottle arrives. Later this week I'll find a small live oak that needs killing, and we'll see if the axe goes ballistic. I have been reading about round wedges. They look like a bet...
by SteveHGraham
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2131

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

He lives up your way. I think you need to settle this with your fists.
by SteveHGraham
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2131

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

Now, Harold. How would you feel if I let the axe guy tell me you were wrong about machining?
by SteveHGraham
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2131

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I don't think so. The axe I hung had wood in the eye when I bought it, and there were no steel wedges in it. It was absolutely solid, to the point where it didn't want to come out even when the pressure against the eye was gone. If steel wedges were important, I think the Plumb company would have pu...
by SteveHGraham
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2131

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I know many people use steel wedges, but some gurus don't use them, so I'm going to see what happens without them. The guy who wrote An Axe to Grind for the Forestry Service said never to use them because they can make handles split. He likes Swel-Lock. I've noticed that a lot of Youtube people who ...
by SteveHGraham
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2131

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I don't want to use metal wedges because they will be a pain to remove later. I installed this handle very carefully, and I've decided I'm going to see how well the dipropylene glycol works.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2131

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I got the axe fixed up. I hope it doesn't fly off. I picked Titebond III glue because it has a long assembly time. I may soak the head in RV antifreeze tomorrow just for the heck of it.

I also ordered pure dipropylene glycol.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WTF is wrong with shipping to Canada???!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: WTF is wrong with shipping to Canada???!!!

It's a just punishment for sending us Jim Carrey and Justin Bieber.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2131

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

Today I read that RV antifreeze is full of dipropylene glycol, which is the ingredient in Swel-Lock that makes axe handles tighten up. It costs $2.50 per gallon at Tractor Supply. You can also buy DPG on Ebay and Amazon. I'm going to drive the wedge in after coating it with Titebond II, and then I p...
by SteveHGraham
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2131

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

Why is it that life is never simple? Today I hung my Ebay Plumb single-bitted axe head on a handle from the local hardware store. To do this, I had to get the wood out of the head. Simple, right? You drill a few holes through it and use the hydraulic press. I drilled several 3/8" holes through the w...