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Axe restoration thread

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

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    Went by the Tuesday auction. They had a pretty nice old Craftsmen double in a barn. Dull as a rock, but not chipped. I was there at 2PM and the ax was in barn 4, due up at 5pm. Didn't feel like waiting 3 hours for 5 bucks. Wish there was something else there, but that was it today. Not a single chainsaw.
     
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    Was over the fellows house where I shot the big deer last week. He had a cool little hatchet and I couldn't quite make out the name on it. I zoomed in and took a pic, it was Peugeot Freres & co. I've got pics but Imgur is messed up and I can't get to my images. Can we post pics here without a third party host? I'm getting tired of hosts with hosts of problems.
     
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    You can Joe.
    Just pull up this thread on your phone or computer and then hit "upload a file" below, then select the picture. After it loads to the page you can choose to leave it as a file someone can select, a thumnail, or full page.
     
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    Thanks chipper.
     
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    For sure.
    I usually have a page open on my phone in a couple forums, that way I can do all my typing on my laptop(when I have it with me) and then I refresh the page on my phone, then I load all the pictures. After that I will reload the page on my laptop and select where I want the picture to show up at on the page(sometimes I load a few pictures with writing in-between) as I find it to be easier to do on the laptop.
    Other times I will screenshot pictures I want to post from my google account and send them to my desktop as that's the easiest place for me to find them. A nice thing about that is I can cut the pictures a bit which reduces the size a lot.
    Since were talking about pictures I found this one the other day, never seen a scared chainsaw before, but this guy is like :surprised3:.
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    Just to play around I took a screenshot of it a bit smaller, how many people would guess what this is :laughing:.
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    Had to pass up another really nice Plumb single. Original handle and 90% original paint. It was 4:30 and I was supposed to be home by 5. Then my cousin called to help him find a deer. He's red, green color blind. They keep putting the axes in the last barn that gets sold so you have to hang around for 5 hours, or come back. It's a 20 mile round trip, so if I come back, I'll have ten bucks in the ax before I place a bid. Getting 10 MPG sucks.
     
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    I just bought 4 old saws at a sale an wasn't there. Just tell the auction Ear your top price. Said he does that a lot for folks that cant be there

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    This auctioneer will take "left at" bids, I don't know if he'll do it on $5 dollar items, I should ask.
     
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    Woop woop. Finally got a break on ebay and was the only bidder on a nice looking 4 1/2 lb Huts Bruk head, mine for £35 posted. yay! I need to get round to some serious hanging....I've errr 4 heads needing handles, and 2 others that have come loose and need some work! Still, winter is here and IF I find any time then its good to spend some in the garage working on these projects.
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG] Got this axe today at an auction for $2.50. The only marking on the head looks like the number 8. Anyone have any clue as to who manufactured the axe?


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    No idea, brother. Could be a government crew piece, sometimes they were made on contract and to cut costs wouldn't receive the Makers stamp but would receive some generic number stamp from a die that denoted who knows what. Looks pretty old, clearly a Michigan pattern. Nice find!
     
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    Several years ago I was just cruising through websites trying to find anything I could about axes. I found a copy of a flyer with "Makers Marks". They were all pretty simple, like a sickle, or an X, or a tree, and they had what maker produced it and what buyer it was for. By the time I figured out how to copy and paste, it was gone. I've tried every search question I could think of and have never found it. Still looking.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I have searched the internet, to no avail. Looks to be the original handle, as well. Guess I'll consider it rare and worth lots of $. LOL
     
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    specially made for chopping down black walnut trees......
     
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    ooookkaaayyyy. I need to get some pictures, and get the kitchen scales out, but, well I'm confused. I have a SAWetterlings head to hang, which is mark '6' I assume six pounds, its fairly large. I just got a Hults Bruk head too, which is clearly marked '2.0/4.5' which i assume is 2kg/4.5lbs. Nooowww....the HB is considerably bigger than the SAW. wtf? considerably bigger! I can only weight them, but I guess the 6 is more like 3.5. Confused. Oh and has anyone hung a 4.5lb HB? the eye is fecking massive! I intend to order another smedbergs, which come fairly fat, but i still think I may need packing! I think it might be an utter pig to hang. I have some weighing, some measuring and then some pondering on haft lengths to do.
     
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    @Multifaceted is the Arvika a particularly large eye? I just read something that suggests it is bigger than the normal 2x7/8" sweedish eye. might be an option.
     
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