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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. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Nice work. I'll send some more your way this winter if you want a few.
     
  2. Irongun324

    Irongun324

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    Mar 22, 2012
    Still new here, but my recent hang and user.
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  3. Bull Mountain Custom

    Bull Mountain Custom Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 3, 2008
    Very nice work rehanging that axe. Any markings or additional details on it?
     
  4. Irongun324

    Irongun324

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    Mar 22, 2012
  5. DeadFall27

    DeadFall27 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2011
    I split some wood today from the side of the house so we can get rid of it; it was mostly huge stumps which are difficult to transport without a truck (I had to use my neighbor's wedges for some of 'em, it sucked).
    It has been there for years before we found the house and it is all punky with tons of fungi and there is no way I am going to burn it in our fireplace this winter.

    Used Grandpa's 5lb Plumb for it all. Also, I did fell those trees successfully on my other Grandpa's property, thank you for the tips boys!!

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  6. M3mphis

    M3mphis

    Jan 13, 2011
    Deadfall, that rafting pattern Plumb is sweet! Not a ton of those around. It probably has a hardened poll, can you tell if it does?
     
  7. DeadFall27

    DeadFall27 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2011
    Oh yeah, it does :D
     
  8. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Tackled a big birch on the Flat Mountain Pond trail.

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    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012
  9. M3mphis

    M3mphis

    Jan 13, 2011
    That's some serious chopping, Chris! That birch is lovely wood...wish we had it here...beats the crap out of our aspens...
     
  10. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Water Birch (Betula occidentalis).
     
  11. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Thanks. This one was OLD. Lot of heartwood and knotty. Still some nice chips and a few plates. Can't beat that.
     
  12. moosecreektrails

    moosecreektrails

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    Apr 8, 2012
    Nice work chopping. thanks for the pics
     
  13. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    cut up a big oak the past week that came down last october in a freak snowstorm, still more trees to cut up yet as well, what a mess that storm made here in southcentral PA. mainly chainsaw work but my main work axe got some work in too(driving wedges and a chop here and there). either way woodswork pics with axes pictured. :thumbup:
    butt pic, my gloves in photo for size comparision.
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    to the top. she streched up their a bit, good sized crown too.
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    my chainsaw axe, the one that stays in the chainsaw stuff bin. 3 1/2 plumb jersey on a 28 inch handle
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    do you see 3 users axes in the pic?
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    woodsbuggy:D
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    tree took around 4 hours to cut up myself with a few quick breaks, 7 loads to move with the trailer a few days later. Now in a pile awaiting the maul.
     
  14. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    very nice :)
     
  15. moosecreektrails

    moosecreektrails

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    Cutting Douglas fir in Idaho 1 tree filled the truck (3/4 cord) all split with my 6# maul
     
  16. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Continuing to work on the Flat Mountain Pond trail. Met up with this beast of a big-tooth aspen.

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    This one made a lot of noise. So I was very careful. Finished on the uphill side with the top "branch". ~3' of cutting. Will have to go back.

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  17. DeadFall27

    DeadFall27 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2011
    If I may ask, what do some of you guys do for a living? All of these pics are making me curious.
     
  18. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I'm a massage therapist and a barista. [​IMG]
     
  19. theevilmike

    theevilmike

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    Sep 16, 2010
    Tree Climber (arborist)

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  20. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    I'm in finance.

    Volunteer trailwork. Best excuse to feed my axe addiction. Therapy would probably be a lot cheaper.
     

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