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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. jake pogg

    jake pogg

    Dec 20, 2015

    A form of a diabolical anti-logging of sorts,my specialty this time of year...
    No axe involved...too weird to use from a moving boat...chainsaw is challenging enough...And a chainsaw must be used,the root-ball must come off before i can tow the log to my rafts...
    But all else-pike,peavey,et c. are all of course in constant use.
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  2. garry3


    Sep 11, 2012
    Is that salt water Jake?
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  3. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    Me only getting the vaguest of glimpses of these shots behind the smoky barrier of the photo service demanding access to my private parts, but I sure would love to try sinking an axe in that kind of wood.
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  4. jake pogg

    jake pogg

    Dec 20, 2015
    Garry,this is the Yukon river,still about 600 miles from thr salt...

    Ernest,you'd like at least some of this wood (its very diverse,gazillion shades of spruce:)
    You tools may not,the silt content is considerable...But deep inside the wood it'd be much less,of course...
  5. jake pogg

    jake pogg

    Dec 20, 2015
    I'm trying to be a member of this forum in good standing,but it's awful hard...there's just so little time and place for an axe in today's life...:(
    I work a section of the river just above my place,and happened to take this photo as well today(longish tow):https://imgur.com/e2wAFgl
    It's a cabin i built for a friend nearly 20 years ago,and in spite it's folksy,"traditional" appearance there was precious little,if any,use of axes...
    I didn't log this particular set of logs,but i wouldn't be surprised if my friends used a chainsaw even for limbing these...:(
    So,good on you,all who actually Use axes,it's always a pleasure to see your photos,thank you!

    (Ernest,come out for a vocation with some of your axes;i can select some nice big Dense ones for you:)...I remember one particular log on that cabin,it had over 70 rings per inch...spruce here gets surprisingly dense and nice to work...)
  6. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    Very suitable for axe work I can imagine.
    Here's the piece I worked today, a far cry from those 70 rings.[​IMG]
  7. junkenstien


    Feb 15, 2017
    Thats a cool truck.Like your sign too.
  8. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Since this thread is about axe use and clogs were mentioned, why not:

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  9. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    Ernest Of the Woods! Quick question that I have wondered about. When you finishing hewing those logs, is it customary to pick up the scraps of wood and use them for say firewood? John
  10. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    I'm glad you ask this question because I always like to make provision for keeping the site in order and I normally have a rake with me along with cant hook, sappie, bark spade etc.... At the end of the day I gather far flung chips and try and make a neat perimeter around the work area. I like it when the waste accumulates under foot though there are times when a daily clean-up is necessary. When the last of the beams is finished I separate all the wood chips into three categories big, medium, small whether I personally dispose of it or not. When at home it gets stored away and used in the fireplace. Hopefully it answers your question John.
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  11. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    Ernest, Thank you for the answer and it makes perfect sense to me to use the chips. Thanks! John
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  12. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    Did you ever consider The Forestry Forum?

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