Maine Axes -post 'em up

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So what's the difference between a wedge and a half wedge?

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Looks like the seller took this one down. It was purdy.

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The Half Wedge seems to be a thinner version of the Wedge. Same straight sides, but the poll isn't as wide.
 
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Look at the pretty emerson there, and then go look at the suspected emerson on page two that I posted. They look kind of similar.
 
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Thanks for the heads up and the offer. I appreciate it. sounds like you got some good stuff. is that a spiller or stiller?

I have no clue now, I forgot about them. Typed things wrong, should've mentioned I only bought the Snealley.
 

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I got a really sweet Spiller from Operator that I need to get a handle for.
 
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I picked up a sweet 3 pound spiller in great shape today for about 10 bucks. Came with a fairly nice handle, good grain, 32 inch. its curved which I dont like but I will keep it on anyway. Also got a couple scythe blades, a sater banko hatchet (5 bucks) and and a sweet walters black diamond, probably around 3 pounds, in exchange for carving an axe handle for a little KATCO 1 1/2 pound double bit. an excellent day!
 
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Now you two are doing well! Im pretty sure all I did today was lose my chance at an LL Bean canoe axe. Any pics of your finds?

And I never knew ANY of the Maine brands made double bits that light. Cool!
 
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No pics, I have em but im running a windows ME which is not compatible with my camera. Id get a new computer but Id rather spend the money on axes =)
 
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I thought you guys might like this picture. Threw two 3 1/2 pound axes in for comparison, top is a S&N, bottom is True Temper. See that big thing in the middle? Its a 5lb Snow and Nealley... photos don't really do the sheer size justice.

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I thought you guys might like this picture. Threw two 3 1/2 pound axes in for comparison, top is a S&N, bottom is True Temper. See that big thing in the middle? Its a 5lb Snow and Nealley... photos don't really do the sheer size justice.

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I saw an axe like that one, I think it was 4 lb sneally. Had the same long bit, I think it was a later axe. Too bad they didnt keep the bit shorter, fatter and widen the poll. It makes an axe a lot more maneuverable to have the weight hug to the line of the handle.
 
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Here is a recent pick up. A Marsh & Sons axe - not sure what to call this style? g-pig?. I hung this a re-claimed axe handle from another similar style axe. It's super thin which i like.

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Here is a recent pick up. A Marsh & Sons axe - not sure what to call this style? g-pig?. I hung this a re-claimed axe handle from another similar style axe. It's super thin which i like.

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Its gorgeous, thats for sure. You know, if you wanna... rid yourself... just let me know. =)

The pattern is perplexing. I see oodles of the oakies that are lugged or eared like that. The AFA from gransfors, as well as the smaller axes are patterned off of this. I have an oakie with the lugs that still has the beautiful short bit. I dont think youll find much on the charts about them-- and even if you do it wont address the differences that really sets it apart from your standard jersey or something.
 
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Yup. Raw linseed. The handle was burnished and had a heavy shellac on it which is why it was still good.

Thanks for the info G-pig. I like this better than the gransfors as it has the high centerline that is missing on the GBs. Wish they had copied that.
 

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Reduces sticking due to smaller surface area contact against the wood. :)
 
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