Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by IA Woodsman, Mar 9, 2009.
Nice! Gonna have to google them!
Excellent photos, and a very thoughtful gift from your folks!
Their redi-axe is a little odd but I like many of their knives.
Thanks! Yes, it's probably my favorite gift from them. I was quite surprised and excited.
have any pictures of the eye? every axe i see of theirs in pictures shows the same weird notches missing from the handle as it enters the eye.
Here you go. I thought something was wrong too when I first opened it. The eye told the story though.
The eye setup if similar to the old marbles style.
What's going on where the handle enters the eye,looks like the wood wrinkled?
And both companies are upper Michigan based... interesting.
I suspect they may all be drawing from the same pool of experience. Marbles, bark river, hess. They all overlap in design and materials.
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.
Cool! I wouldn't mind getting a saw someday.
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.
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.
Project Axe by Damage Photos, on Flickr
Holy pesos batman,you must heat with wood.
You like GB then @Skullhead? Nice collection there!
34 ton should do it!
Re-handled 2.5 pound Plumb axe head with new sheath.
Was a 3 lb knot clipper,had a worn toe I took it back a lot.
26 and a half inch handle
Looks great now!
WOW Nice handle on that
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.
The poll needed some attention, but a little file work took care of it.
Man those are bad pics. Sorry.
Awesome grain on that Kelly.
You inspired me to wrap mine. Getting closer to where I want this to be.
Axe by Damage Photos, on Flickr
Forced Patina by Damage Photos, on Flickr
Dang that's a good looking hatchet!!
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.
Picked this up free. Might be all its worth. Can anyone ID this head?
Too much rust. Will clean and upload tomorrow hopefully. Hoped someone would recognize the size and shape.
Im still a rookie lol, can't tell by shape yet. I'm sure one of the pros will chime in.
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.
Also, get a good look at the mushroomed area, before you grind or file anything off. A lot of stamps are right there.
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.
2 demons in the rough I shined on some today
Collins cruiser and council boys
Great looking set right there @Kelly W.
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.
Finally finished the Pulaski:
Beautiful job @Ptpalpha!
Oh baby! @Ptpalpha Be a sad day when that beauty sees the dirt again
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!
That is purdy!!
How do you do such a nice banana grind? I haven't been able to get one that nice.
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