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    And both companies are upper Michigan based... interesting.
     
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    I suspect they may all be drawing from the same pool of experience. Marbles, bark river, hess. They all overlap in design and materials.


     
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    finished up that cherry handle. I know exactly jack about logging, I've never even seen that tv show about it. Not sure if i will jump off with both feet first into this saw, rakers, setting degrees, specialized saw peening hammer, and all. I did however lightly file the edges using a file and a really bright light behind me shining on the tooth surfaces-just shining up the surfaces and not changing and angles. I honestly know that I DO NOT know anything about this type of saw. I have a fairly decent or working understanding of carpenters saws, even have a saw vise, tooth setter and file holding jig for maintaining them. IMG_20180103_203117373.jpg
     
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    Cool! I wouldn't mind getting a saw someday.
     
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    From what I've read, there is some history between them as far as experience and men but I don't think they're overlapping anymore.
     
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    Most of you probably know this saw, the Agawa Canyon Boreal 21.
    It is a killer good saw!
    Comes with the highest recommendation from me.
    I really can't find any drawbacks in it.

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    Holy pesos batman,you must heat with wood.
     
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    You like GB then @Skullhead? Nice collection there!
     
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    34 ton should do it!
     
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    Re-handled 2.5 pound Plumb axe head with new sheath.
    Scott

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    Was a 3 lb knot clipper,had a worn toe I took it back a lot. 20180108_150325.jpg
     
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    26 and a half inch handle
     
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    Looks great now!
     
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    WOW:eek: Nice handle on that
     
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    1.25lb ridged eye TT on a 24" West Woods, which Adam generously and unexpectedly added to a trade deal, explaining that it had a weird grain pattern but he figured I'd like it.
    He was right.
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    The poll needed some attention, but a little file work took care of it.
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    Man those are bad pics. Sorry.
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    Awesome grain on that Kelly.
     
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    Dang that's a good looking hatchet!!
     
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    We went through a wild-land firefighter course years ago at our VFD. We took to calling them a hoe-axe and the instructor would lose his mind every time. Which of course, made us more determined to continue calling it such. Smart assed kids we were.
     
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    Picked this up free. Might be all its worth. Can anyone ID this head?

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    Markings?
     
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    Too much rust. Will clean and upload tomorrow hopefully. Hoped someone would recognize the size and shape.
     
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    Im still a rookie lol, can't tell by shape yet. I'm sure one of the pros will chime in.
     
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    Im going to say that's a beveled Kentucky pattern. Its got lugs, a narrower bit and I can make out the bevel well enough to see its not completely worn out.

    It's almost surely a quality axe. The pointed lugs and bevel lead me to think its one of the many kelly or true temper names, if theres still a stamp, or ever was. Just a guess based on odds, they made a lot of 'em.
    Plumb did too but almost always had rounded lugs.
     
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    Also, get a good look at the mushroomed area, before you grind or file anything off. A lot of stamps are right there.
     
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    Follow @Muleman77's advice. It looks to me to have an inch of bit left. Might not be the prettiest chopper in the shed but it sure looks to have potential.
     
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    Beveled beauty

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    2 demons in the rough I shined on some today

    Collins cruiser and council boys

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    Great looking set right there @Kelly W.
     
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    I'm new to hanging axes, I suppose this is how it's done? Nothing seems to be happening.................

    Kelly Flint Edge 2 1/4# head, WW 28" boys handle with a bit of stain and 1 coat of BLO drying above the gas logs. Perhaps showing an axe and gas logs in the same pic is blasphemous, but it does make a good drying spot and really gets the BLO to soak in.

    I see why axes can be addicting! Fun stuff, not only the doing but the learning. Super resource here on BCUSA.
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    Finally finished the Pulaski:
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    Oh baby! @Ptpalpha Be a sad day when that beauty sees the dirt again :)
     
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    Erik, you made this happen. Thanks brother.
    Kelly, I'm with ya. I'm really, really tempted to hang this one on the wall. Pulaski's are just so damn cool looking!
     
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    How do you do such a nice banana grind? I haven't been able to get one that nice.
     
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    Second go-round at thinning the haft on this Fin this afternoon. Bout got it where she feels delightful. I been doing it in sessions for fear of ruining it :) It's a really nice Kellokoski 12.2

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    LOVE what those type of axes look like.
     
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    @Kelly W Nice job on the haft, the fawns foot looks perfect! Beautiful axe, bravo. It’s so cool to restore something like that. You probably already posted this. But what type of wood did you use? I’m planning to haft a similar axe from a crooked piece of yellow birch soon.

    Any advice would be great.

    I thought I’d repost about my Hoffman axes here. Liam also won a Forged in Steel episode, that was awesome to watch.

    I have both the small and large Hoffman carvers. Both of mine are symmetrical scandi at 30* (15* each side), most folks think they should be thinner maybe 25*. I’m not sure if it’s worth grinding em down, cause they work so nice as they are. They sharpen up nicely once you get the hang of it. I clamp mine on a 12* wedge and file and hone em down. That way they lay about horizontal and I can stay in plane easier.

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    I decided I wanted to support our local craftsmen, and I thought he produced a quality product. Actually I was inquiring on IG and a carver from England, Lee Stoffer recommended his axe to me.

    Liam is 20 years old and a dedicated skilled craftsman, who’s been forging steel passionately since he was 13. For a young guy he’s making a life and a living by producing some mighty fine sharp steel tools. He stands by his work too. I already beat the heck out of my small carver driving large spikes with the hardened pol. Knocking out some spoons and shrink pots. I keep it in my car most days so I can carve at lunch in the woods too. So I probably dried out the haft faster than most and it got loose. I sent it back to him last week and he’s already tested the edge temper and made me a larger wedge for it.

    The last time I was up there, he was proud that he had been able to turn his work into a real job. Following your passion is what it’s all about. He should be proud of the work he does.

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    Let’s see the other thing I really like about the large carver is the pointy tip and the long 8” blade. That thing feels so nice. I like to slice with it like a stock knife when I do long bowls.

    The sheaths are awesome too! Thick vegetable tanned leather made by his mom, who helps him with his business.

    This is some tech stuff from his website, that I saved on my phone about his axes. I added the American weights cause they make more sense to my brain. More like thinking about a hammer weight ie. 16 ounce trim, or 24 ounce framing hammer.

    Liam Hoffman Mini Craft Carver

    Our carving axes are hand forged from a block of 4142 chrome/moly alloy steel, and heat treated to provide exceptional performance. The 550 gram 19.5 oz weight heads are hung on clear grained hickory handles, hand carved and sanded from kiln dried lumber in house. The axe comes with a handle length of approximately 13 inches, and a blade width of approximately 4 3/8ths of an inch. The overall weight of the axe without sheath is approximately 750 grams 26.5 oz 1.65 lb. The flat, Scandi ground edge is set at 30 degrees for optimum carving performance. These come with the option of Symmetrical bevel for standard carving, or single bevel for flat hewing. With an ergonomically sculpted handle curved and shaped to compliment the axe head in performance, this is a tool that will be a joy to use for many generations. The carving axe was designed by Austrian wood carver, Maximilian Neukäufler from Woodsmans Finest.
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    Made in the USA


    The only thing I don’t like about them is his makers mark. Kind of looks like a swastika
     
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    I cheated. I blued the head using a half-moon template, taping off the bit where I didn't want the blueing solution to go.
     
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    Nothing wrong with that. I might try it some time
     
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    @Carabnr, I didn't create the haft, @Brassaxe did. And a fine job he did. It was just a tad thick for my liking so I've been slimming it to fit my taste. I think the wood used was locust but I wouldn't take an oath on that. I really don't sweat the details as long as it works good.
    I also wouldn't complain too much about Hoffman's logo. He makes very fine tools and that stamp will insure you can get in return the premium price for it that you paid. Appreciate your interest in my tools as well.
     
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    Nothing wrong at all, looks great :dblthumb:
     
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