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    Rail road track axe

    I seen a much shorter video on fb.



    I wanna make it

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    Re: Rail road track axe

    My hands went numb just watching that.

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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Very cool
    But a Hellova lot of grinding.. damn.

    The other day I replaced the handle on one of my old axes...

    LoL...

    Works great actually...

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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Somebody has a heckuva imagination and talent.

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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Very cool
    But a Hellova lot of grinding.. damn.

    The other day I replaced the handle on one of my old axes...

    LoL...

    Works great actually...

    Miller Blue of course...

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    you better wear some heavy gel handed gloves, because the shock your gona get up your arm from that is gona hurt after a while, wood and fiberglass handles absorb a huge amount of shock so its not transferred to your arms , I have a sledge with a metal handle and it gives back a walop everytime you swing and make contact with it..

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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Looks more like a zombie hatchet than a wood working axe with the short handle and all.
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    Re: Rail road track axe

    I don’t think I would actually use it much. Just seems really cool. Maybe a actual rail road track holding it up as a base. Just need to find some

    This guys prices seem really high. What do u think? Seems super high lol

    https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...717231636.html
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    Re: Rail road track axe

    About a buck a pound plus or minus.
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    Rail-Axe


    If grinding ever becomes an Olympic event - my money is on that guy . . .


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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    About a buck a pound plus or minus.
    About the same as typical anvil prices if you can find one.
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    Re: Rail road track axe

    I don't think that I am patient enough for a project like this..... at least not with an angle grinder.
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    Re: Rail road track axe

    A common double bit axe in "experienced" hands will split wood as good as a maul.
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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    I don’t think I would actually use it much. Just seems really cool. Maybe a actual rail road track holding it up as a base. Just need to find some

    This guys prices seem really high. What do u think? Seems super high lol

    https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...717231636.html
    Just keep your eyes peeled.... You will find a piece around..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbytime View Post
    you better wear some heavy gel handed gloves, because the shock your gona get up your arm from that is gona hurt after a while, wood and fiberglass handles absorb a huge amount of shock so its not transferred to your arms , I have a sledge with a metal handle and it gives back a walop everytime you swing and make contact with it..
    I'm build like a brick sh*t house.... I could throw that axe across the yard with one hand and split a chunk of hickory.
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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Wonder if I could pull that off in mill..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fnord5 View Post
    Wonder if I could pull that off in mill..
    I thought about it. I bet it would dull even a carbide end mill fast and chip it. sparks while milling is never good lol

    Found it for 8$ per foot btw. Getting it Friday. Thinking about tossing it in my backpack on the street bike. Haven’t road in a couple weeks almost.
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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    I thought about it. I bet it would dull even a carbide end mill fast and chip it. sparks while milling is never good lol

    Found it for 8$ per foot btw. Getting it Friday. Thinking about tossing it in my backpack on the street bike. Haven’t road in a couple weeks almost.
    RR track is usually only hard on the top where it gets work hardened by wheels rolling on it, too bad you're not closer I got a few pieces of 85lb. track laying down by the sawmill I could chop off a couple chunks for you.

    Gotta say if I ever get to a project like this I will start with the plasma for shaping... that way I'll only need a half case of grinding wheels to finish it

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    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    I thought about it. I bet it would dull even a carbide end mill fast and chip it. sparks while milling is never good lol

    Found it for 8$ per foot btw. Getting it Friday. Thinking about tossing it in my backpack on the street bike. Haven’t road in a couple weeks almost.
    Probably wrecked out railroad rail. 135 lb per yard stuff maybe. More rounded than the crane rail plus well rounded over on the inside side. No biggy, just a lot more grinding ..
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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Grinding wheels and cutoff wheels ain't exactly cheap, dern sure not free like ones time might be. I can see three-four times the $'s in consumables in one of these than the rail cost. I could hear the 'ching', 'ching' like the old gas pumps while that guy was wailing away with cutoffs and grinding discs. Buy a giant chunk, cut 1/3rd off and throw it in the can, grind another 1/3rd off shaping, fill a bunch back in with rod, then make your own handle.

    Not for me.
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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Quote Originally Posted by Fnord5 View Post
    My hands went numb just watching that.
    Yep, same here.

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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Quote Originally Posted by OPUS FERRO View Post

    Rail-Axe


    If grinding ever becomes an Olympic event - my money is on that guy . . .


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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Quote Originally Posted by Rog02 View Post
    About the same as typical anvil prices if you can find one.
    If you find one for that price, let me know!!!! Typical prices now range from about $3 to $6 per pound, depending on condition and weight.

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    Re: Rail road track axe

    What an AD for Metabo! That's some grinder...

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    Re: Rail road track axe

    Someone should show him a cutting torch.
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    Re: Rail road track axe

    In the comments he said 8-10 hours time to make it and two cut off disks, add in a grinding disk and a couple sanding disks too.

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