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Axe restoration thread

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by svk, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. abbott295

    abbott295 ArboristSite Operative

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    I see I got the Wards Special in there twice.. That means I missed one.
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    I think this is the other side of the one showing the marks on the other side. (facing the other way)
     
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  3. al-k

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    Got this from work and thought i would try making a handle. IMG_20180902_095210630.jpg IMG_20180902_105410866.jpg IMG_20180902_115937712_HDR.jpg still have some work to do.
     
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  5. dancan

    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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  6. al-k

    al-k cuten wood

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    Yes I did, I'll let you know. I'm wondering if it is maple, did not know I had them here. Going out and look at the leaves tomorrow. Sure dose look like it.
     
  7. al-k

    al-k cuten wood

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    Looked at the leaves this morning,yep its a maple. We will see if the handle holds up or not. Only planned on using it to pound wedges and cut strings when splitting. IMG_20180903_075424591.jpg
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    I've carved a few spoons from it .
    It carves nice and gets hard when dried .
    I've busted new hickory handles before without trying hard so I wouldn't worry about your handle .
     
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    Question: So what is this maul? Saw at friends cabin this weekend.
    I am guessing it had rawhide or wood on the sides with the circles, but doesn’t apear any way to hold it in. Circles only about 1/2 inch deep, and don’t go through to the handle hole as far as I could tell. Didn’t look real close.
     

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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    That thing looks familiar but I don't know why :(
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    So I’m at my sister in law’s wedding yesterday and there’s a pickaroon head lying in the gutter outside the church.

    Took it home, ground the dings off the head, and gave it soaking in Ospho.

    I couldn’t make out what the makers mark says. Maybe will be more clear after Ospho. Maybe “Hickory”? Looks to be a cut down axe head.

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    svk A little bit of everything

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    I forgot to check the eye size before can I put it in Ospho. Hoping it’s a boy’s axe as I have a spare handle already.
     
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    Those are handy ,saves from bending over so much
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Out of the Ospho.

    The “Hickory” stamp is much more clear now with ... Co below it and ... Minn below that. Will need to do some googling to figure this out.

    Not sure if the tip was welded on or hardened but you can see the difference in metal about an inch out on the point from the body of the head.

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    A little searching reveals that Kelly-How-Thomson of Duluth MN made the head. Whether or not it’s originally a pickaroon remains to be determined.
     
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    Frost must have pushed it up out of the ground. Things pop up here on the farm every year.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Picked up a 36” handle for that pickaroon head I found last weekend. Their supply of axe handles was really depleted, I’m wondering if they are going to phase out the House Handle line.

    I see that they (L and M) also are again stocking Oregon chains and certain sizes are now only offered in Oregon. For the last several months they’ve only offered Trilink. Wondering if they are pulling the pin of Trilink? @Philbert
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Maybe Oregon made them a good deal?

    Philbert
     
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    The only place I could find a Oregon chain for my Homelite super ez was online. Mills fleet and L&M was a bust.
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Menard's usually has best prices locally on Oregon chain. Spinner and breaker usually can make it fit most saws.

    Philbert
     
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