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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    And they're everywhere around here. Too bad shipping is so prohibitive.
    Yep that kills any deal


    This one has cleaned up well
    Its stamped 'GPO 1967 BB' (General post office)
    I've not used it yet but it feels nice in hand

    Pictured with a Post Office 'lead knife' the scales are lead and was used for removing the lead sheath on larger telephone cables, often battened, lovely steel


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    Found a saw vise today at a monster garage sale... Very happy! One step closer to starting to learn to file a saw



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    I've been lurking for awhile, and thought I'd post a few pictures of the axes that have followed me home.

    This is one of the seemingly mysterious "MADE IN W. GERMANY" axes. It's a 2 1/4lb guy, and as you can see he was in bad need of a new handle and a cleaning.


    A little Norlund Voyageur that's I got for a few bucks at a garage sale.


    I used to work at a military surplus store, and in back they had a few of these old jeep axes, painted all black and rusty. You couldn't see any maker's mark, so I decided to take a chance on one. Turns out it was a TrueTemper. Another guy that worked there has since bought one and his was a Collins.


    An old no-name 3.5lb single bit. This thing had a broken handle, but I can't get the epoxied handle out of the eye for the life of me. I've drilled almost the entire thing out, still stuck. So it's in limbo until I get my bench vise mounted.


    An ugly little TT double bit, 3.5lbs or so.


    This little hammer belonged to my wife's grandfather, and was gifted me last Christmas. I cleaned it up a bit and carved a new handle for it. It's perfect for hanging things around the house.


    Another little Norlund Voyageur.


    And my pickups from today: the little guy is a plumb, and the bigger one is a Genuine Norlund, probably the 3.5lb "log splitter".

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    Those are some great finds! I like the roughness of the W. German boys axe...that looks great!

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    Carpenters axe, new for like 9$.



    I have reground the edge because it was too thick (the profile is thin but the bevels were way too short).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pindvin View Post
    Carpenters axe, new for like 9$.
    Thank you for the alert. I am an older guy and not prone to run out to buy one of these (have used USA Estwing (masonry/drywall/shingling/framing) hammers for work over the past 45 years and never managed to break nor wear one out) but I can readily see (for $10 and a quick disc grind) tossing one of these 'recycled soup can' tools in a kit bag, tackle box or under the spare tire in the trunk of the car. In fact one of these might even be valuable for keeping under the truck seat so that when it's thrown or tossed at whatever assailant, becomes distracted and can immediately be whooped over the head with the hickory sledge handle that has always lived there.

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    I am going to the woods tomorrow and ill try to review this one. It seems pretty decent. It's made by Kapriol (from my research it is an Italian company).
    After grinding it on my 1x30 i can say it is pretty hard. Id say 55hRc+
    Btw: when it comes to the quality, it looks better than a Cold Steel Riflemans hawk which i have had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pindvin View Post
    I am going to the woods tomorrow and ill try to review this one. It seems pretty decent. It is pretty hard. I'd say 55hRc+
    Btw: when it comes to the quality, it looks better than a Cold Steel Riflemans hawk which i have had.
    Looking forward to this! Please enthusiastically point both tools (hopefully both equally sharpened) at a standing Oak, Fir or hard Maple and not just some long-ago-fallen-down Willow/Poplar/Spruce branch when you do. The phrase "It looks better than a Cold Steel Rifleman's Hawk" is the very reason I ask this question. 'Looks' sells all kinds of junk these days and that serves no real purpose other than to decorate walls, intimidate people, and get serious users in trouble.
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    Had a BIG weekend garage saling... 2 of the one man crosscuts shown, one two man crosscut, a froe (in bad shape... just found stamp that looks like it says made in Japan.. makes me question quality?) , log hooks, hatchet, hewing hatchet, warren pulaski (warren stamped in cursive) and a saw vise all for $100



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    Nice haul!






  11. Any ideas on maker? Found it near lake of the ozarks missouri.

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    Nothing too fancy, but a great, quality find either way. It's a Council Tool Dayton, 5-pounder. It's stamped 5, but it doesn't really feel that heavy. Anyway, it had the remnants of the original handle I think, and three taps and it was out (very rotted). It still has the remnants of a paper label as well, and it looks to have a great blade on it. It like someone barely used it and just left it outside. No mushrooming of the poll at all, and the eye is perfect other than the rust. I have it sitting in EvapoRust since last night, so we'll see how it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olybears57 View Post
    Had a BIG weekend garage saling...
    Great haul!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love the two lance tooth saws. The one-man is a great trail saw. And a Warren Pulaski?! Very cool. I'd like to see more pics of that.

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    I found a couple axes this weekend.



    The DB is a Kelly Perfect with possibly the original handle. One bit has seen some tough use but the other is almost new.




    Both have eye ridges. The Kelly Perfect has two ridges on each side, one side they're close together, the other side spread further apart.




    The Pulaski has threes ridges on each side.




    It's a good reminder not to assume that eye ridges mean 'True Temper'. This Pulaski is a Collins with eye ridges.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    The DB is a Kelly Perfect with possibly the original handle. One bit has seen some tough use but the other is almost new.

    Both have eye ridges. The Kelly Perfect has two ridges on each side, one side they're close together, the other side spread further apart.
    That's exactly how the eye ridges are on a no-name double bit I picked up and refurbed! I suspected it could have been a Kelly, but this makes it much more likely. I was a little rough with it being a no-name...guess I better look after it a bit more when I'm messing around with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC T100 View Post
    That's exactly how the eye ridges are on a no-name double bit I picked up and refurbed! I suspected it could have been a Kelly, but this makes it much more likely. I was a little rough with it being a no-name...guess I better look after it a bit more when I'm messing around with it!
    i have a "no name" double bit michigan pattern with the same two close, two far ridges in the eye.

    ours could be Kellys, but more than likely, the "no name" ridged eye axes are paper label True Tempers from a little later. if they are Kelly TTs then they would be the "WoodSlasher" line, which were, from what i can tell un-stamped. they used paper labels, whereas the Flint Edge and Perfect lines were always stamped.

    can anyone verify that the Barco Kellys still in production have the eye ridges or not? i know they are not stamped, but unsure of the ridges. that could explain ridged no name axes also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twoinch View Post
    Can anyone verify that the Barco Kellys still in production have the eye ridges or not? i know they are not stamped, but unsure of the ridges. that could explain ridged no name axes also.
    I have a Lee Valley Tools-sold Barco Pulaski from 15 years ago (purchased new) and it has no ridges in the eye. Axe has been work-wise great and is on it's second handle but I have always wondered why there was no stamp on it aside from superficial gold print ink on the head at point of sale.

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    Double post! Don't you love computers that are slow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twoinch View Post
    i have a "no name" double bit michigan pattern with the same two close, two far ridges in the eye.

    ours could be Kellys, but more than likely, the "no name" ridged eye axes are paper label True Tempers from a little later. if they are Kelly TTs then they would be the "WoodSlasher" line, which were, from what i can tell un-stamped. they used paper labels, whereas the Flint Edge and Perfect lines were always stamped.

    can anyone verify that the Barco Kellys still in production have the eye ridges or not? i know they are not stamped, but unsure of the ridges. that could explain ridged no name axes also.
    I have two Barco Kelly Woodslahers, a D-bit Swamper and a Cruiser. No ridges in them. I also have two Barco Kelly Perfects single bits, no ridges in them either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twoinch View Post
    i have a "no name" double bit michigan pattern with the same two close, two far ridges in the eye.

    ours could be Kellys, but more than likely, the "no name" ridged eye axes are paper label True Tempers from a little later. if they are Kelly TTs then they would be the "WoodSlasher" line, which were, from what i can tell un-stamped. they used paper labels, whereas the Flint Edge and Perfect lines were always stamped.

    can anyone verify that the Barco Kellys still in production have the eye ridges or not? i know they are not stamped, but unsure of the ridges. that could explain ridged no name axes also.
    Quote Originally Posted by Double Ott View Post
    I have two Barco Kelly Woodslahers, a D-bit Swamper and a Cruiser. No ridges in them. I also have two Barco Kelly Perfects single bits, no ridges in them either.

    Tom
    Well, that certainly helps! It would make sense that it's a True Temper from a little later, as my known vintage axes tend to have better profiles (until I hit it with a file for a looongggg time), and seem to have harder bits. It still seems like a good axe, but maybe not in the same vein as my Sager and Plumb heads.

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