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    Hoosier Axe & Kentucky Baltimore Axe


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    I picked up this one off of e'bay last month. A Snow & Nealley "Our Best" axe. I believe this is a Hoosier pattern. I've never owned one before. I cleaned it up using an angle grinder and flap sander pads. Was able to file away the big dents in the bit.





    Also used the angle grinder on this Belknap Bluegrass - I think its a Kentucky Baltimore pattern.


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    those turned out pretty nice...

    ive got an old keen kutter in the kentucky baltimore pattern. i think that it will make a good chopper, but ive got to hang it first...

    if nothing else, they look good

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    I like the look of that Hoosier. With a 36" handle and some file work it would make one heckuva chopper.

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    Edge filed and cleaned up.






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    Those are sweet cooper. I really like the hoosier and the job you did on it.

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    Hung the Hoosier today on a 28" handle. It chops real sweet. Strong deep cuts. Still might work the edge a little bit to get it sharper.










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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperhill View Post
    Hung the Hoosier today on a 28" handle. It chops real sweet. Strong deep cuts. Still might work the edge a little bit to get it sharper.

    That's real nice. I like that forge welded eye.

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    Those are great! I think that's the first hoosier pattern I've ever seen. How much does that thing weigh? It looks huge.

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    Didn't weight it before hanging it but my guess is 3 1/2 or 4lbs. It's pretty well balanced considering how big the bit is.

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    Only other hoosier I've seen is in this picture. Not a common pattern I think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperhill View Post


    Classic workbench!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperhill View Post
    Only other hoosier I've seen is in this picture.
    Check out how wide that bit is and how skinny the haft is. They really did slim a haft down well back in the day.

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