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    This is one of my only pics of my one and only Puget Sound, a Sager Chemical.



    Cool thread. Seeing those old pictures of lumberjacks cutting some of the world's oldest and most glorious trees is both fascinating and saddening. I'm sure glad that there are a few left, but I wish there were more.

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    if you can find these titles you might enjoy reading about the old logging days.
    lots of photos of the old days and good stories.

    "This Was Logging"..."Timber"..."Glory Days of Logging" , all by Ralph W. Andrews
    SCHIFFER books.

    also "Woodsmen of the West" by Martin Allerdale Grainger, an authentic account of logging on the north coast of British Columbia in 1907.

    buzz

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    Ok so I have a few more than a couple as Steve pointed out.

    Here is another pic from today of them - all Sager Chemicals from 1915 to 1950 - not quite a full set but Im working on it.



    Then here is a couple other ones I have - not sure if I have posted these before - the Sager will look familiar for sure -



    In this pic from top L is a Sager Chemical 1941, middle low is a Zenith Marshall Wells, top R is the Sager, and bottom R is a Mann Knot Klipper.

    Closer upper -



    Next photo of the handle of the Zenith - you guys know why the handle is that way, right?



    Pugets are interesting for sure, first heavily provided by the Douglas Ax Manufacturing Co, East Douglas Mass, 1868. Anywhere from 3.5 to 6 lbs, and eventually made in countless stampings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Operator1975 View Post
    Next photo of the handle of the Zenith - you guys know why the handle is that way, right?

    Used as an underbuck brace????

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3mphis View Post
    Used as an underbuck brace????
    Ive never had to underbuck in the woods using an axe handle, but ive come close and I would have had to without another sawyer present. Cutting wood with crosscut really makes you think about bind and stuff working with trees. A lot of times we are just working with axe and saw so I either have to carve wedges or cut poles to lever logs up and shim underneath. its really a lot of fun, albeit tiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-pig View Post
    Ive never had to underbuck in the woods using an axe handle, but ive come close and I would have had to without another sawyer present. Cutting wood with crosscut really makes you think about bind and stuff working with trees. A lot of times we are just working with axe and saw so I either have to carve wedges or cut poles to lever logs up and shim underneath. its really a lot of fun, albeit tiring.
    Sounds like fun to me as well. The USFS video "The Crosscut Sawyer" is a great watch for anyone who hasn't checked it out already. I think it does a great job of explaining the forces that cause bind and other issues.

    SO.....who's going to be the first to post a bunch of photos and/or video of a felling with a Puget Sound axe????? There's a 3.5lb Kelly Perfect double bit or a yet to be named vintage boy's axe for the first person to post it up!! (Must be your own work and must be done after this post.) Just for fun!!!!!

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    Right on, Matt!

    That's a great challenge. I need to go get one of these sharpened and hung.

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    Hope you don't mind that I threw that in your thread, Mike!!!??

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    Doesn't matter to me, I have already fell a tree with a Puget.

    Good luck all!
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    Old-time logging in the region of Puget Sound:

    Land of Giants
    Big axes
    Fallen Giants
    Logging camp bunkhouse
    Stump House

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    Steve is the axe historian guru, there is no doubt! Nicely done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Operator1975 View Post
    Steve is the axe historian guru, there is no doubt! Nicely done!
    Thanks for the compliment, but I'm no historian (used to hate the subject in school). When I'm interested in something, though, I'll do some online searching and share the results. Never looked into the history of Puget Sound axes before this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3mphis View Post
    Sounds like fun to me as well. The USFS video "The Crosscut Sawyer" is a great watch for anyone who hasn't checked it out already. I think it does a great job of explaining the forces that cause bind and other issues.

    SO.....who's going to be the first to post a bunch of photos and/or video of a felling with a Puget Sound axe????? There's a 3.5lb Kelly Perfect double bit or a yet to be named vintage boy's axe for the first person to post it up!! (Must be your own work and must be done after this post.) Just for fun!!!!!
    How big of a tree? Wish I had a handle for this thing

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    love those picture Steve Tall.
    thanks for posting

    i have a stump house postcard. you can probably find an image of it somewhere on the web. i'll see if i can locate it,and send an image to someone who can post it on the forum.

    buzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by markv View Post
    love those picture Steve Tall.
    thanks for posting
    +1

    Good work, Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSig View Post
    How big of a tree? Wish I had a handle for this thing
    Oh, I don't know...it needs to be legit...lets say 10" caliper minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3mphis View Post
    Hope you don't mind that I threw that in your thread, Mike!!!??
    Uuuuhhhh....looking back I realized that this is Peg's thread. Sorry about that Pegs. I hope YOU don't mind the challenge I threw into your thread!!

    Pegs, are you going to post pics of the other two Puget Sound's after clean up?

    Anyone close to felling a tree with a PS???

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3mphis View Post
    Uuuuhhhh....looking back I realized that this is Peg's thread. Sorry about that Pegs. I hope YOU don't mind the challenge I threw into your thread!!

    Pegs, are you going to post pics of the other two Puget Sound's after clean up?

    Anyone close to felling a tree with a PS???
    Neither of mine have hafts yet.
    I have them, but haven't 'hung' them yet.
    Yes, I am and should be ashamed

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3mphis View Post
    Uuuuhhhh....looking back I realized that this is Peg's thread. Sorry about that Pegs.
    No problem, Matt. I think it's a great addition to the thread. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3mphis View Post
    Pegs, are you going to post pics of the other two Puget Sound's after clean up?
    They're not fully cleaned up yet but here's a few pics. The axe on the left has no maker's mark. The one on the right is the Sager.




    The handles are badly warped and need to be replaced.




    Here's an image of the stamp on the Sager.




    It also has a CCC stamp and some other illegible characters above the CCC stamp. I like the CCC stamp. It gives this axe some history.




    The flip side of the axes shows some pretty bad pitting on the Sager. I don't think it will effect the use of the axe but it detracts from the appearance.




    The profiles of these look pretty good. They don't appear to have been ground down excessively. The pitting on the Sager is evident in this picture.




    The no name axe has no markings except for a number '4', undoubtedly it's weight.


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