Axe and Saw PICS!

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  1. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

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    Lets see those pretty maids all in a row!!!

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    Left to right, My double bit I found and redid, Estwing Hudson Bay style, Plumb boys axe, a Gerber with a poly handle, and a Wetterlings hatchet.

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    Top to bottom, a Sven saw, an Allen cheapy, a Gerber that slides inside the handle, and a wire saw.
     
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    Don't have allot of axes, but here's my choppers

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    Nice collection! I like the double bit- what brand is it ?
     
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    It isn't marked. I found it in the basement of a house I rented in Spokane.
     
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    not to many

    here are some that im working on in my free/thinking time :D , some big some small different shapes ,have 2 double bit, pics soon
     
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    Here ye go then

    Choppers

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    Top Martindale British Army Machette

    Axes L to R, Cheapie B&Q (Home Depot) axe, Gransfors Mini Hatchet, Gransfors Small Forest Axe

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    Home made buck saw, 24" blade

    Two NW Woodsman Buck Saws

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    The bottom one i have modified, per my post in reviews http://www.bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1313 to make it imo more user friendly, ive since heard back from Eric and he is going to incorporate some of my mod's on his saws.

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    Bacho Laplander, small saw on my SAK, i use this all the time, especially when carving spoons and the like, Duluth Bob Dustrude folding buck saw, this thing is the dogs danglies.

    These days though i just carry a 24" peg tooth blade and my Laplander with me and make a buck saw/ bow saw when im in the woods, far less to carry and pack, and tbh, they do the job just as well.

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    I use a saw more and more these days, im not felling big trees, nor cutting up massive rounds of timber for the fire, biggest is probably 6-8" diameter, if i want to hammer tent pegs or the like, i can make a mallet from a round of wood by cutting round the entire circumference of a log then splitting it down to make the handle, 9 times out of ten though, i'll just pick up a small log and use that for a hammer.

    Short video of the bushie bow saw pictured above cutting well seasoned sweet chestnut of approx 4" diameter.

    YouTube - Bushie Bow Saw
     
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    More blade porn, eh? I'm down. Bown-chicka-wow-wow...

    Top knife: YP leuku
    Bottom knife: Roselli leuku

    Top axe: Bilnäs refurbished
    Middle axe: Wetterlings LHA
    Bottom axe: Generic refurbished

    Left saw: Fiskars 10"
    Right saw: Opinel 5"
    Bottom saw: Stanley 12"
     
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    Good Gosh Gaga! Do you have an axe fetish? ohh this is my Axe

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    Just kidding I dont have a pic of my real one but its a Cold Steel trail hawk.
     
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    just a hobby,LOL MGM, i just like to grind and fix them up,and for 5-7$ a piece including shipping cost...basically the handle is more expensive 8-12$ some are for me, some for my uncles, some for sale to my uncles friends:D for at least double my cost. old timers can smell/feel good quality:D,the handles are USA made
    http://www.househandle.com/ in Missouri
     
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    I think you may have more of a problem than you like to admit Gaga, a few key words in your last statement give you away. For example:

    grind, handle, expensive, the whole thing about some for your uncles (sick), feel good.

    As yoiu can see you may need help, lol.

    In any case I posted mine in knife porn, old garage sale axe, and my cold steele riflemans hawk.

    Hang in there Gaga we're there for ya. ;)
     
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    Dang! Those are really nice! You made them?
     
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    My new GB SFA

    Its like bushcraft porno isn't it?

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    sorry SkogKniv, i forgot to congratulate you on the new GB axe sooner, its sweet , but i will resist temptation to get one, i have some that i feel/like a lot and they are good for me, looking forward to see the axe in action, and a good review on it in the review section, if you want
     
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    YouTube - Gransfors Bruks-Scandinavian forest axe, short review
     
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    in the works...

    just adding some more pics of axes in the finishing stage ready to be customized :)
     
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    Gaga that double bit is sweet, have you sharpened it in the traditional fashion?:)
    (e.g. one edge thicker and one thin)...
    PMZ
     
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    First one is a hudson bay type ax with a 4 !/2 lb head. Got it on ebay for $20 'cause no one else wanted it (or no one else was dumb enough to want it). The length over all is 35". The head length is 8". And the blade itself is 5" long. In the second pic, you can see where a larger soft piece of steel was wrapped around a smaller hard piece during forging. It shows as the curved line. The blade profile, as I recieved it, was even more curved than it is now. The problem is how to balance a perfect profile with a worn one. The handle is a pick/mattock handle laboriously trimmed down and patterned after a GB colonial ax. No other handle could near match the huge eye of the head (probably large to begin with and deformed even larger with long use) and even this one was a bit shy. It's a work in progress and has been for a good while. Cut really well the couple of times I had her out, with all that mass, but not something you would want to use all day.

    The second is a single bevel hatchet, also known as a side ax. One side is flat with no bevel and makes chopping a straight or square section on a round log a relative breeze because the flat back acts as a guide. This one is 12 1/2" long because the handle I got in the mail was a piece of shit and thats all that was truly available out of a 15" handle. The extra length allows you to do heavier work, but much of the time this kind of hatchet is used for finer work with the hand right next to the head and the index finger extended out across the head. This particular head is 5 1/2" long and 4 1/2" along the bit or blade.
     
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    A few gaga choppers, after staining. The smaller one has about six coats of plain tru-oil gun stock oil, the larger 3 coats of ???? something, (leftovers from when i redid my caplock)

    that lil' Plumb hatchet is a sweet carrying piece.
     
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    i'm happy you enjoy them , i know that the small hatchet will serve you well because it has all the benefits in one small package: not to light not to heavy wide cutting edge and wide butt and you can clearly see every cut you make and you have a big open angle between the heel of bit and the end knob
    - and now they look like you use them for the last 25 years:) , let me know how they hold the edge after more usage, please
     
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    here's a pict of my axes and hatchets
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    the first is a tommyhawk i got fom oscar cronk many years ago. the next is a hatchet i used on the trapline. the next i'm not sure where or what it is. the next is a plumb. the last is a little broadhatchet.


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    the axes from the left is my homemade hudson bay, then the next is a keen cutter with a piece of spring steel for a blade and the side is welded up with nickel rod, somebody had used it for a wedge and mashed it out of shape. the next i picked up at a jonesborough fleamarket, its marked kelly flint edge, it's my favorite axe. then there is the estwing, then my great great grand pappys broadaxe.


    i havent really used these much for awhile except for the kelly, ya know that gainful employment thing takes up a lot of my time, dang it.
     
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    some close up pics of heads

    old heads close up picks ,this type of old axe heads are excellent steel
     
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    Gaga, i noticed you have a kelly in your pictures. my kelly holds an edge unlike most axes i've had, very good axe. do you know what pattern my kelly is?
     
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    i have 3 kelly's :D all different shapes, i don't know the shapes by heart but when i need a confirmation on a shape i look no further than in our download section...there is a lot of axe material, and shapes have complex and difficult sometimes to remember names, have a kelly VULCAN hand made :D i dont give that for all the G&B shape collection, pic of it somewhere in my crook knife thread, got this dude on etched in my kelly http://www.yesteryearstools.com/Yesteryears Tools/Kelly Axe Mfg. Co. _files/Vulcan Full JPG.jpg


    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/downloads.php?do=file&id=412


    great info on axes http://www.yesteryearstools.com/Yesteryears Tools/Plumb Co..html
     
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    Gaga, that's a lovely, lovely beast!........The short handle/heavy head configuration is neat. Used to split firewood with an 8lb head on a short handle within easy reach.
     
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    is exactly 3LB with the handle, i'l bring it to the meet and let who ever wants to play with it ...in wood of course :)
     
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    She's a real beaut, gaga!
     
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    Wow Gaga, that German ax is a beauty! Here's a picture of my choppers and saws. The folding saw is a Stanley, then there's the military version of the pocket chain saw, the ax on the left is made from a sheet of 5195 high carbon steel and was made many, many years ago by my grandfather who worked in Pittsburgh at the steel mills. They made this steel for file companies. The old beat up Plumb sheath fits it like a glove. On the right is my trusty Norlund.
     
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    Like to see more than the usual GB and Wetterlings. Love the older American style camp axes and the hudson bay axes.
     
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    Here are my two-hand axe is a no name, my favorite. The large one is my Plumb Boys axe.
    Since the pics I have sanded and boiled linseed oiled the small one to a very smooth surface. Sanded, wet it lightly and sanded again and again to get the grain to stand up. then sealed it. Love it, just feels good to hold.
     
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    saws,, the pic was taken with low batteries...will update soon with better ones:eek:
     
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    New Double Bit

    Well after several days of work I finished my little double bit. I had to saw the end off of the new handle so the axe would be the size of a boys axe. The head is a little heavy for the short handle. I added a 550 sheath wrap at the end to prevent the axe from going airborne.

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  35. Trekon86

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    Here's my axe and sawage:
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    Plus two of my big choppers.
    We have larger axes here and there (in the shed, basement etc) but I don't have them cleaned up yet...they're *usable* but not *useful* IMHO;)
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    Hi, A axe looks more sexy with a bit of clothing on !!

    Topknot.
     
  37. Iz

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    Nice job, Ia. I dig it. How do you like it? Using it I mean.
    You put that mora out front on purpose didn't you?;)
     
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    I like it a lot it is going into the hills with us as soon as I make a sheath. I would not have to put my Mora in the pic ifin I had a custom!!
     
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    hatchet

    my hatchet

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    my knives

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    tomahawk
     
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    Tonahawk, Is that a green river hunter pattern?
     
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    Yes it is brother.

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    just picked one up..gonna give it a work out.
     
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    Tomahawk, what's the needle used for besides sewing?
     
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    A guy named Tomahawk carries a "hatchet"?

    Good grief!



    Just kiddin' ya', man....it's a nice "hatchet"!
     
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    Yeah Tom that's a really really long needle. My super-heavy duty sail/glovers needles are thick but not that long.
    Where did you get it?:)
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    needle

    lancing blisters on me or carbunkles on my mule or horse,or dog, digging out thorns or splinters, a punch/awl etc. the skies the limit.

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    needle

    that is an old school carpet sewing needle. i had a bunch from back in the day, if i can find them ill throw them on the trading block.

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    kinda ironic aint it?

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    You'll have to blame Whitejaw for that. He drug me into the woods today kicking and screaming. I told him I didn't want to go, that I had work to do but he wouldn't listen. He said Ia can wait.
     
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    Here's one I worked on tonight:
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    The head was ground roughly:eek: with the top of the bit ground down too far. I didn't really fix that but I did fix the bluntness and rustiness.
    Found it in the shed, must've been my Great Grandpa's. However the haft is Effed up--lots of little worm or termite or ant holes toward the business end. Too bad, though I'll probably use the bottom half of it for something else:)
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