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Lets use those axes for what they were ment for.

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by rplarson2004, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. cattledog

    cattledog

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    Oct 7, 2011
    Nice pics mang!
    Yes +1 on the saw horse.
    Is that an old radio flyer in the shed like those.
     
  2. G-pig

    G-pig

    Jul 5, 2011
    I think its a knock off but I've had it since I was a little fella. We use it in lieu of a wheel barrow sometimes =P
     
  3. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    A little trailwork this week (finally). Got to use my new True Temper Flint Edge Connecticut. Worked real nice. Not much chopping to do but did find one.

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    I can say this much... I never got this much satisfaction from using a chainsaw.
     
  4. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    More chopping this weekend. Tried out my R. King Tool Steel (early Collins) axe. Did well but not as good as the True Temper Flint Edge. This hemlock was 15" at the widest point.

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  5. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Now that's what we like to see, some real chopping. [​IMG]

    Felt good, didn't it?
     
  6. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Peg - it did.

    New project from my neighbor. Unknown maker - Kentucky pattern axe. 3 marked on it. Got it yesterday, cleaned up, sharpened, hung it and test drove it.

    I may have to borrow this for a while.

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  7. OutdoorEnvy

    OutdoorEnvy

    308
    Nov 22, 2011
    Nice cooperhill :thumbup:
     
  8. theevilmike

    theevilmike

    484
    Sep 16, 2010
    a little off topic as per the OP, but this is how i use a stihl
    of course it usually gets split after, i just dont have pics of that aspect
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    and after
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  9. GingivitisKahn

    GingivitisKahn

    Jun 8, 2010
    Got my LaClair Shrew Hawk back out today to try out my quickie homemade handle. It wasn't perfect but it made short work of this tree that had been partially blocking the trail...

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    Yes - I see the poison ivy. :D

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  10. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Can't argue with the results. Ya done good! And thanks for clearing the trail. [​IMG]
     
  11. M3mphis

    M3mphis

    Jan 13, 2011
    Mike, that's bad ass. Be careful up there, Man!
     
  12. G-pig

    G-pig

    Jul 5, 2011
    I watched an arborist work last summer. I can safely say I would not want to do that, crazy stuff. Had a lot of fun limbing and "reducing" the downed sections of the crown though. I also file some crosscut saws for an arborist. those climbers are an interesting bunch for sure.
     
  13. neeman

    neeman Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Someone with this axe

    Tell us more about the Roselli
    Please
     
  14. theevilmike

    theevilmike

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    Sep 16, 2010
    That is a cant hook, for rollong and moving logs for cutting them up
    helps keep your saw out of the dirt
     
  15. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    A little trailwork this weekend.

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  16. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Now that's putting an axe to good use! [​IMG]
     
  17. Operator1975

    Operator1975 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    Nicely done, some sweat on that one I bet. Wish I was there.
     
  18. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Thanks Square and Peg. Some blisters as well. Hoping to get some good calluses soon.

    Found the axe wasn't biting well enough. Some glances. Might need to trim the profile a wee bit and re-sharpen.
     
  19. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Some proof that it is really me chopping these blowdowns.

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  20. nickzdon

    nickzdon

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    Mar 3, 2011
    This is this past April near the New York/Pennsylvania border. Me and Charo. I don't remember what I was chopping.

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