It followed me home

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

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  1. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Dang you did well. I love that little Vaughn. The froe looks to be in good shape. Could not of got much use hafted like that.
     
  2. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
  3. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Bet there are no deals. Kind of like gun prices. Wish that wasn't so far away it would be fun.
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    This is an old blower I found with a bunch of black smith tools. It runs very quiet and has more cfm than I would ever need. I think I could control air flow with a dimmer switch.
     
  4. A Visitor

    A Visitor

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    Jan 19, 2009
    I would be careful using a dimmer as some motors will not run well with them. You could just use a gate to adjust the flow to the fire. Good grab BTW
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  5. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Nice, I love this forum. So much knowledge here and ideas.
    Thanks Visitor!
     
  6. Irongun324

    Irongun324

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    Mar 22, 2012
    Latest purchase. Happened across this America's Best DB while dropping off some donations at a thrift store. $4 for what appear to be nice full bits. I'm intending on attempting to reuse the handle, drop the head down as close to the shoulder as I can to offset the damage near the kerf.

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  7. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Got to love how they never seemed to get the head seated down to the shoulders of them handles. It's a good thing for use to rehang. I like the wedges also.
    Lot's of life left in that head good find!
     
  8. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Got to love how they never seemed to get the head seated down to the shoulders of them handles. It's a good thing for use to rehang. I like the wedges also.
    Lot's of life left in that head good find!
     
  9. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    I must have stuttered.
     
  10. pullrich

    pullrich

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    May 4, 2010
    Look what I found for $5 at an antique mall. What do you think?
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  11. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    I think you have a little Norlund. Clean it and you will make a very good profit.
     
  12. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    If it's a universal motor then you can use a dimmer switch. If not then use a damper or diverter.

    Cool little unit! :cool:
    I love the look of it.
     
  13. Chris Montgomery

    Chris Montgomery

    Dec 8, 2011
    Very cool old blower. Anvils are hard to find in good condition without paying outrageous prices. I spent 2 1/2 years looking for a good one that was not beat to death and overpriced. I did finally get a Hay Buden 200# for $200.
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    I have to use different sections of it for different things because the edges are not great, but some of the rounded sections work great when forging an axe.

    On with the new to me yard sale stuff from yesterday. My wife and I took our kids out browsing the flea markets and yard sales and for the first time I got the best of it. I scored a True Temper 3 1/2lb single bit and some old hand made tongs for $12.00.
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    Laying in the trunk of the car.
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    After about 5 minutes on the wire wheel.
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    The axe is marked True Temper 3 1/2 lb on one side and the other just has an I. Perhaps one of you gents with more knowledge on it could clue me in on some info about it. Most of the TT axes I have seen have more info stamped on them.

    Chris
     
  14. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Very nice scores Chris. That axe is very nice. A later TT I would say. Tongs are hard to find at a good price around here.
    You did very well on that Hay Buden. From what I have seen it would be over four hundred easy.
    I have not done much smith work just starting though I have been getting tools together for a few years now. I need to find a source for coal.
     
  15. pullrich

    pullrich

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    May 4, 2010
    Indeed! Looks like I've got my hands on a Norlund Nessmuk hatchet.... dont usually see those rusting away in antique malls! I'll definitely clean it up, need to find the right handle. Should fetch a good amount on the popular auctionsite.
     
  16. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012

    That's not a good deal. That's a heist! Way to go! [​IMG]
     
  17. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    couldn't resist this Plumb rafting axe - found at an antique barn down the road. 3 1/2 lbs. Cedar pattern. Paid $22. a little more than my usual

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  18. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Love it! Vintage Plumbs are so fine.
     
  19. Lookin4lunkers

    Lookin4lunkers

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    Mar 9, 2012
    If you are having buyers remorse I will gladly give you back your 22 bucks, thats a steal as far as im concerned:thumbup:

    Like many others have said...Love the stickers
     
  20. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Nothing great here. Just junk. I like junk as long as I can use it.[​IMG]
    Collins half hatchet with original handle. And some good old fashion carbon steel knifes and spatula's. Cattaraugus, Russell, Dexter and old hickory's are there. $23 for the lot. One man's junk is another mans treasure.
     
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