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It followed me home

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Square_peg, Mar 31, 2012.

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  1. JBLdom

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  2. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Too bad about the mushrooming, the wedging, and the haft, but still a nice stamp (after the buyout but before the shutdown, apparently). Head is 4 lb 2 oz on my bread scale.
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    Also got a nice 6-lb cross-peen hammer at the same sale.
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  3. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Here is what I found this week end. Bearings are not to bad on this one. Dang hard to find them with the drip cup. Wheel is very nice and round. I will sell my other one for sure.

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    I might go with this frame, not sure yet.
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  4. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Been looking for one of these in good shape for awhile now. Not crazy about the polish but it is a nice head, 6lb.
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  5. bbforstr

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    Jul 10, 2013
    I picked up a decent Connecticut pattern off the auction site. The poll was mushroomed a little, but not too bad. Spent a little time re-shaping the poll and getting a haft ready. I decided to go with an octagonal curved haft.

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    The axe head is 3.25 pounds. The haft will be 36", but seems shorter because of the large swell. The haft is an Ames, True Temper. I'm pretty impressed with the Ames TT handles.
     
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  6. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Sweet Plumb Autograph. Like you say, it's too bad they went wild with the angle grinder on it. Still a great axe and a big sumgun!
     
  7. Operator1975

    Operator1975 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    Got some good looking axes on here as of late. Keep em coming.

    Here is a question - I see a lot of guys removing the mushrooming on axe heads - why? Functionality? Appearance? Just wondering. I usually just let it go depending on the use of the axe.
     
  8. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    That's an excellent question. As of now, I don't worry about it either.
     
  9. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Mushroomed steel is more prone to cracking. An errant piece could fly at your eye. Granted this isn't likely unless you're striking something with the poll. But if you had to use the poll in a pinch you'd want it to be safe to use. Also, a mushroomed poll can hang up when splitting large rounds.
     
  10. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    Has anyone tried reshaping the polls by applying heat and pounding the mushroom back into the original shape? Myself stay well clear of badly deformed heads right from the start but I guess if someday I were to find a real prize my thinking might change.
     
  11. bbforstr

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    Jul 10, 2013
    My grandfather had a mushroomed chip hit him in the thigh. The doctors chose to leave it in place because it was close to the bone. It caused the biggest bruise I've ever seen. It must have been similar to being shot with a .22.
     
  12. stalbot

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Snagged these at the local flea market yesterday. Axes have been scarce for a while around here !

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    apparently used the wrong link. Trying again.
     
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  13. JBLdom

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    Oct 23, 2013
    Very nice older man gave me these for $0.10 !

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    Also...any idea about this little single bit. Stamped with SWEDEN on it.

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  14. Irongun324

    Irongun324

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    Mar 22, 2012
    Some people have all the luck! Nice pile.
     
  15. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    What a score!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love the adze and the twibils. Love the augers, too, especially the ones with the handles. And I'd like to try one of those Kent pattern hatchets.
     
  16. JBLdom

    JBLdom

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    Oct 23, 2013
    Thanks peg. The gentleman who passed these down to me was a ship and barn builder , using traditional techniques . I was very lucky !
     
  17. Kingsize

    Kingsize

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    Mar 29, 2013
    Not as nice as some of the ones I've seen in here, but this Collins head was a pick up from the auction site to try my hand at my first re-handle. I fired the handle, which was bought at a small lumber yard here local. Is a US made Hickory piece according to the label.

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  18. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    This followed me home today, a 6-1/4" blacksmith's leg vise. It weighs 142 pounds on my bathroom scale. My old 6" only weighs 85.

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  19. JBLdom

    JBLdom

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    Oct 23, 2013
    Wow, thats a big boy!
     
  20. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Nice vise and floor-plate.
    I finally found a True-Temper (Tommy) Dynamic Hatchet. I would now have all three, except I traded away the Tommy Tomahawk.
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