Watching Jimmy DiResta restore a fireman’s axe is especially cool because you get to see him work with metal and wood. Turning that dull blade into something shiny and sharp is already fun but shaping a block of wood into an easy-to-grip handle? Double the pleasure.
Get a giant stick. Shape a big stone. Put the stone in the stick and you have a celt stone axe made without any tools other than what nature gave you. Watch as Primitive Technology uses rocks to sharpen rocks and then fire to burn a hole into a large stick and then put it altogether so that it’s strong enough to chop…
You know the book. A kid winds up in the forest with nothing but a small hand axe and figures out how to survive. A hatchet is one of the most versatile tools you can take with you in the outdoors, this is how you use one and how you'll manage to keep all your fingers and toes when you do.
This week Joerg invited some students from the Technical University of Munich to create general mayhem with him via a steel axe. But an axe by itself isn't menacing/relevant enough. It obviously has to double as a slingshot. And it does! The handle of the axe is hollow . . .
They say if you build a better mouse trap the world will beat a path to your door. But if you live in the woods, and come up with an ingenious way to improve something as simple as an axe head, the world will be able to clear cut a path to your door. Because cutting down trees and turning them into cords of firewood…
I've had my share of frustrating episodes with Internet Service Providers, but never to the point of hacking into their servers three times in one day, deleting data, walking into their office wielding an axe and threatening the owner with it. That's what Bryce Kingsley Quilley did.
For the first time ever, China has launched more rockets into orbit in a year than the U.S. In 2011, the Chinese sent 19 rockets into space. The U.S. sent just 18. Russia, the Walmart of space launches, fired off no fewer than 31 rockets.
For some people, weather means nothing; they have to get outside and into nature no matter what. Here's the thing, though: without the right gear, they will die out there. Here's some of the sweetest cold-weather camp gear around.
I don't know where that lovebird got his axe. I don't know why. But I've decided to name him Conan. And Conan abides no fools... Plus he's too cute. [The Mary Sue]
Canadian Maskull Lasserre's woodwork is miles from the kind of whittling woodwork that takes place down in Alabama in a rickety old rocking chair. For one, each piece is incredibly intricate, and extremely macabre, with skulls popping out of furniture and axe handles carved into skeletons.
Designed by Yanik Balzer and Max Qwerty, these furniture pieces made from manly tools are perfect for the outdoorsman, lumberjack, 5-o'clock shadow at noon, tree chopper, dirt shoveler, builder with his hands, brouha type of man.
When I look at the Woodsman Axe Coffee table, it makes me want to use one of those axes on my boring-ass Ikea fürniture right away.
I earned my BSA Paul Bunyan certification when I was 16, hacking down and splitting a 24" pine. With my old-ass axe, it took me better part of two hours. Man, I wish I had the Fiskars X17 back then.
The Fiskars X17 Splitting AxeThe X17 in its sheat. Note the handy carring handle The X17 removed from its sheath The head of the X17. The X17's hollow handle The X17 Sheath Two logs what I done cut. Two logs what I done cut. Now in "Blurry Vision" The X17 in action The Results - Part 1 The Results…
Like the Chinese military shovel before it, the Crovel is a multi-tool shovel that doubles as an axe, triples as a crowbar, quadruples as a hammer, and does even more. Bottle opener? Check. Saw? Come on, of course. Paracord grip? Uh, duh. The Crovel has thirteen different tools jam packed in its sexy body and each is…
Apparently Russia has a slight problem with some crazy-skinhead running around town with an axe, hacking into ATMs. Evidence of his second destruction was caught on CCTV by the ATM, which sadly didn't fare too well:
Let's say you really, really need to rob a bank, like in under four minutes. But there's all this pesky bulletproof glass between you and the terrified tellers! If you can relate, take a tip from this industrious Chinese bank robber, who understands that "bulletproof" glass doesn't mean you can't axe the bejeezus…
You could get the budding lumberjack in your life an axe for the holidays, but what's the fun in that? If he's going to chop down his own Christmas tree, he should do it with an axe he made himself.
Gibson's Dusk Tiger has a name like cheap cologne and guts like no guitar before it. And with only 1,000 being manufactured, they're something of an endangered species.