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  1. AaronGP

    Can the Sheepdog be modified?

    I'm thinking about getting a Kizer Cutlery Vanguard Sheepdog XL, but while I like the price I don't like the G10 handles. I was thinking of something handmade from wood, matching my usual aesthetic preferences. Before I pull this particular trigger, though, I'd like to have some sense of whether...
  2. AaronGP

    Packwood, WA

    No doubt. This was my first trip to the Pasayten Wilderness but there's no chance that it will be my last. Out of 150 peaks I only climbed four of them. Out of 160 bodies of water I only swam in one of them. Out of 600 miles of trails I only hiked 40 of them. I just need to make sure I schedule...
  3. AaronGP

    Packwood, WA

    Looks like an awesome show! I'm glad you guys found some things that were worth bringing home. I, on the other hand, was stuck here:
  4. AaronGP

    Packwood, WA

    Naw, it should be CDO. It's like OCD, but the letters are in alphabetical order, the way they should be.
  5. AaronGP

    Packwood, WA

    I am headed deep into the Pasayten Wilderness for five days of backpacking and mountain climbing bright and stupid Saturday morning, so I won't be making this, but I'll keep it in mind for next year!
  6. AaronGP

    Sale Advice

    I shared your ten point list with my best friend who is not at all into axes and is pretty much a typical real (as opposed to typical media) millennial. She was chuckling pretty hard by the end.
  7. AaronGP

    It followed me home (Part 2)

    It was marked: THE COLLINS CO. COLLINVILLE, CONN with the crown, arm, and hammer logo to the right.
  8. AaronGP

    It followed me home (Part 2)

    What didn’t follow me home today was the 3 ¾ pound Collins Legitimus Connie that I got outbid on…
  9. AaronGP

    Do you have a favorite?

    I like Michigan's as well, though I don't much care for Daytons—they look too much like a "clipart" version of an axe with no real character of their own. Agree with you on Hudson Bays, though I do like bearded axes in general.
  10. AaronGP

    What did you rehang today?

    The hammer I was talking about has a slight bend in it do to scaffolding shenanigans. I've also got an Estwing hatchet with a more noticeable bend. Both are still very useable, though!
  11. AaronGP

    What did you rehang today?

    I hope the members of this thread will forgive something a little off-topic, but I also think you might be the group to appreciate this. Reading all of the posts here, seeing all the photos, and hearing all the stories I've gotten really excited about getting some old tools hung. And not just...
  12. AaronGP

    What did you rehang today?

    Looking at the steel where it broke off it does look a little grainy to me. Not a lot, but a little. When I talk to Al next I'll broach the topic with him.
  13. AaronGP

    Do you have a favorite?

    With all the different axe patterns (and variations) out there I’m curious to know: do you have a favorite? Or if that’s too broad a question, do you have any favorite patterns for specific uses? Or how about, are there any features of an axe that makes it a favorite generally or for a specific...
  14. AaronGP

    It followed me home (Part 2)

    I almost bought it just to have the handle as a pattern.
  15. AaronGP

    What did you rehang today?

    He's been hearing me talking about (and seeing pictures of) my other restoration projects, so he'll have some idea of what doing this work means to me, and the gift of the hammer should be a complete surprise.
  16. AaronGP

    What did you rehang today?

    What’d I hang today? Answer: a pair of hammers. The smaller is a Plumb, curved claw, weighing about 16 oz., on a 14 inch handle. The larger is a no-name, straight claw, 22 oz., on a 16 inch handle. Both handles are Tennessee Hickory from Hardwick’s. The smaller hammer is going to be a gift for a...
  17. AaronGP

    It followed me home (Part 2)

    I don't have an indoor workshop besides my living room, so winter does not, for me, make for better project time. If anything it's worse since I can't sit outside on my patio for the messier things.
  18. AaronGP

    It followed me home (Part 2)

    Good info on the TT. I didn't buy them because I've got seven heads waiting to be hung already, including three Michigans. I thought I'd post them here, instead, in case anyone is looking for something and isn't too far away.
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