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Axe restoration thread

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

  1. birddogsrule

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    Thanks Joe,I'll check that out.Sean
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    Not much to resto do do on this yardsale find .

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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    So , tomorrow night on my way home I have to pick this one up

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    5 Canadian Pesos :)
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    I got it home , the head is really nice.
    The handle is in nice shape but not correct so not sure what I'll do with it .
     
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    Ok, fess up, which one of you guys sent the axes?

     
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    That is I believe what is referred to as a track chisel. When I worked for Canadian Pacific Rail 40 years ago we used them to knock the nuts off a "rattler". A ratler was a stripped bolt holding the rails together. One guy, usually me on our crew would hold the handle and place the sharp end on the nut. The other guy would hit the head with a 10 lb sledge to split the nut.
    I have one, and when I get home I'll post a picture. I'm pretty sure mine is marked CPR. This is the first thing I know about anything you guys have posted. I've used a lot of axes and hatchets over the years, just never paid much attention to them unless they need sharpening.
     
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    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    First pic I was like "nice looking Pennsylvania DB pattern."

    I scroll down and see that it's a Mann. Awesome find. I have a Mann Knot Clipper Double, 4lb. The 36" handle I hung it on makes it a little unwieldy, might put it on a 30"-32" instead.
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    I took the head off today , it was a bad hang and bad grain orientation on that Mann so I popped the wedges out and took the head off , I'll reuse the haft on a non-user that I have to rehang .
    I weighed the head , it is a 3.4 lb'er .
    I did rehaft a 3 lb sb Swede today :)
     

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