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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
     
  2. dancan

    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.
     
  8. Multifaceted

    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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    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    My Swedish friend sent this to me in the mail, courtesy of Finland.... not your father's Fiskars...

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    Compared to an old Swedish Collared Axe...
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    Dang it man that is sweet. What kind of money would I have to send you for one of them?

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    Neat!
     
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    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    Perhaps talk that old timer into giving you that Hytest Tassie in his saw shop and I might be inclined to consider a trade ;)
     
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    Went to an auction yesterday to bid on an old Poulan Super 68. Got it and it runs. While I was waiting for the saw they had a row of hand tools leaning against a fence. The auctioneer said high bid gets choice. They did half a row at a time
    The high bid was $25 and the guy took a can't hook. Next bid was $10, and an Amish fellow took a digging bar and a plastic leaf rake. The rest of the row went for $1. The Amish guy was looking at the axes, so i had high bid at $7.50, and took both. One Plumb double and one Pennsylvania Rail Road. At first I thought the Plumb had been re hung. After looking at it I'm not sure. 20190830_092440.jpg 20190830_092437.jpg
     
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    Forgot the cable cutters and pic-a-roon head, with a box of hammers, and pliers, for $1.
     

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    bargains!
     
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    Dibs on the pickaroon.......

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    say pretty please and maybe he will bring it to the GTG for you.:p
     
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