Axe and Saw PICS!

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  1. Miller White

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    If it gets the job done with out fuss, mess or hassle...it must be the right tool at the right time.

    Sounds like you won the battle! :D
    Poor wood handle did what it could that day...when its time, its time :(
     
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  3. Kelly W

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    You are correct my friend. It says

    W E Dillard Patented 1905

    That can't be too bad :) Thanks for making me go look at it
     
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    Company must have had a short run. Can't locate it. Seen a few for sale, all dated the same period.
    Have to check with my neighbor Darrell Dillard, his family goes back dang near to Columbus.
     
  5. Kelly W

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    One of my favorites

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    20190629_154013.jpg UNICO 4 LB freshly sharpened waiting for a handle.
     
  7. Kelly W

    Kelly W Love the Axe Supporter

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    Set up a little display for my Disston saw clap

    A few boards

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    Cleaned up, oiled and mounted

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    Clamp mounted

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    Torn up two man for scale :)

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    another brick in the wall

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    :)
     
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  8. Kelly W

    Kelly W Love the Axe Supporter

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    A little Snow & Nealley love. One from Bangor and one from Smyrna

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    :)
     
  9. Miller White

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    This was Bill Donovan's Hartwell GEM handle with a Maine wedge before I repurposed for this Kelly Registered. He had his name written in 3 different spots of the handle.

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    I have the 2 connie Kelly Registered, and counting...

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  10. Kelly W

    Kelly W Love the Axe Supporter

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    Good stuff @Miller White I love the wall of saws. I just showed my honey your pics just to reinforce that "it's not just me" :)
     
  11. Miller White

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    Oh no...its not just you :D
    I just have a little more to go before I reach your caliber of collection and display.
    I am slowly breaking her into axes on display in the house...well, back porch for now, but it's a start.

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    ...and it may be less display and more me putting axes in the house where I feed the dog, but its a start!
    I started with one axe in a log back in December:dblthumb:

    Hope the holiday weekend is going well for everyone!:42::41::42::41::42::dblthumb:
     
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  12. Kelly W

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    Here's two I'm doing now for a member here

    A beautiful Vaughn/Wards. All this is getting is a little clean up, edge and haft.

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    This one has had an easy life.

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    I was well into this one before I had my duh huh moment and thought about posting pics of this nice Finn. This one has obviously seem a lifetime of action. Lots of boogers to clean up. It has been vinegar before so saving patina is out. I think this one will get blued when finished.

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    Top of the eye was closed up quite a bit

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    poll cleaned up nicely

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  13. Kelly W

    Kelly W Love the Axe Supporter

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    Ya'll think I did alright on this Disston D23 for 12$ this morning? Sang through this little strip.

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    :)
     
  14. Miller White

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    I think you paid a very fair price for the one year HKP owned and still manufactured Disston in PA and manufactured in the Disston factories with Disston workers...1959 I think that saw would have been made...the move HKP made to Virginia maybe was 1959 or 1960....I think.

    Excellent really...the etch and everything i believe changed with the move

    Edit to correct information:

    HKPorter purchased and held ownership of Disston, 1955-1978, still made in Philadelphia but only in 1955 right after the Disston family sold control to H.K.Porter. In 1956 HKP moved production to Danville, Virginia.
     
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  17. Kelly W

    Kelly W Love the Axe Supporter

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    Now we got something

    Before

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    After

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    @Stringer

    :)
     
  18. Kelly W

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    I'll leave ya'll alone for a few days after this post....maybe

    This is a gem

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    @Stringer

    :)
     
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    Those Wards Master Quality heads are sleepers for sure.
     
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  21. Miller White

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    Sunday morning I gathered up all the treasure rescued the past few weeks...

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    Here are the axes from that quest :)

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    The handle by itself is down to 27" and was just slipped into the Collins down in the bunch. Its bwen salvaged or salvaged and used and now salvaged again...either way, I will be salvaging it for a head when they meet and sparks fly:D

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    Collins

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    Plumb

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    Stanley

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    Germany perhaps?

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    Emerson & Stevens

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    Thanks for taking a look.
    I am still sifting thru and finding things I didnt know were here or what they were.:dblthumb:
     
  22. Kelly W

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    Dang man! @Miller White Piles of rusty goodness!!The vices sure look interesting and is that a scale too?
     
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    Thank you...this is a super fun one and each time I have stepped into the garage to attempt to go thru it all...I get hung up on a single piece and BAM, times up!

    There is a beauty chatillion upto 30lb dbl sided round white and chrome hanging scale top left in the haul photo. Then 3 brass hook type scales and a white tray scale with a little 1lb jewelers anvil by the vises.

    The vises are sweet. The Wilton and Columbia woodworkers. No700 Stanley clamp on corner and the bench mount is made in MA...I need to get another look for the name and No.
     
  24. Miller White

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    Turns out the bench mount is an A M CO vise out of Athol Ma. Possibly no newer than 1920/1921 its model No 89

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  25. M.Hatfield

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    First preview of some testing I did on my new little Work Hawk from @Park Swan

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    Great big chips for a 1 pound chopper that is about 12 inches long. :dblthumb:
     
  26. Kelly W

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    I haven't had the pleasure of handling one of those yet. Neat looking and I can't imagine it wouldn't be quite durable under any circumstance. @M.Hatfield

    @Park Swan
     
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    It is a very powerful little tool. I will be posting some more pictures in the correct places. There are lots of details that are hard to capture. :)
     
  28. Kelly W

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    Now that my junk is half way organized, my mission is to spruce it up some. I've been practicing with the 2x72 and am beginning to put them all in a rotation that will teach me and improve them.. I worked on this bevel Norlund today.

    This is a poor pic of a before. It's rough though

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    After. goal was good working bevel and edge.

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    I've been measuring angles some. Mainly to adjust the machine. I do appreciate a nice thin grind however.

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    Love the axe

    :)
     
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    That looks GREAT!

    Well done!
     
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    If you look closely, there is an axe AND saw in this picture. :D

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  34. Kelly W

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    Axe.... pocket knife.... fixed blade...... :14: (must be the dark glasses)

    That's a cool pic. @M.Hatfield

    I gotta try one of them @Park Swan choppers sometime soon.
     
  35. Kelly W

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    Wiped off my canoe tools

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    I can't wait for first frost

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    @Kelly W , man that old GBA you posted sure does look a lot like a Connie. That's just too cool!
     
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    Working on the Finn. Finishing the head and starting to haft.

    Blueing before..

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    First coat

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    2 coats and cleaned up

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    Starting to shape the haft

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    Glad to see some wood through the top of the stubborn Finn

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    @Stringer

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    Nice! Wish that were coming to my house when it's done! LOL!
     
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    The family spent the day cleaning up the trails and looking for rock art in Talladega. We cleared away three of our favorite camping spots, and cleared the protruding limbs in some of the offroad trails. We used a Dustrude 30" saw, and my Collins boys axe for a majority of the work.


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    There are fresh beer cans, and boxes littering the lookout we cleared just last month. We had cut the grass, brush, and picked up all the trash. Folks have zero respect for themselves sometimes. They did tag a rock with paint, so I know their names now, lol. What a bunch of dummies, lol.
     
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    My hunny and I went to a new to us vendor mall on Saturday where I bought my first axe head. 2#, 3*5/8 oz. 2" by 11/16" eye.

    The vendor had not done much but cover it poll to bit in a nasty green paint.

    It seems to have suffered somewhat more minor accidental than intentional abuse.
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    I have only taken the paint off, and filed down the high spots around the edges of the head and some minor burrs in the top of the eye.
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    Which has some very nice ridges and a smidgen of red paint inside.

    The file sings nicely on the head and the bit is a good deal harder than the poll, the cheeks are pretty smooth. I'm satisfied that I got into a solid user on my first foray into this hang an axe head deal.

    I plan to nose around some older, independent hardware stores looking for a handle before resorting to House Handle.
     
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    That’s a Kelly woodslasher for sure. Ridges and red paint are pretty signature stuff. You will really enjoy it, profile and steel is great. Heres a shot of mine, same weight, blued.
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    Well I just picked this up yesterday. It’s a Texsport saw. 12 whole dollars. I’m not expecting much but it is extremely compact and I’m guessing if I measure it out I can find similar blades.
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    That's nice! I like the box stitching on the mask, too.
     
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    Getting real close to needing a wacky wedge driven in it.

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    Heading for north Idaho tomorrow to pick huckleberries with my youngest son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter for a week, Tim. So no hurry. Not that you were, lol. But just in case.
     

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