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Re: I finally found one!
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2018, 12:04:23 AM »
Yes, I have collected junk all my life. Not shown are 2 'farmer' type cant hooks that are rather clumsy. They are solid wood except the hook and pivot pin.     It's too bad the metal ones that you currently make [?] could not be tapered. I am sure that would be absolutely too expensive.    Doug
I actually have a Logrite Peavey style hook with a reduced handle at the end.
It's a standard 60" Logrite peavey, with the top of a badly bent 30" Logrite "Mill Special" pressed into it (it was the only part of the mill special I could salvage). The smaller diameter top of the handle makes it much easier for me to work with.
And just so's everyone knows -- the mill special got bent in (three dimensions) when it got between some 30" logs, with the top one weighing in at over 2000 pounds. And, yes, Kevin at Logrite replaced the handle even though I told him I'd pay for it because that kind of abuse is way more than any warranty should cover.
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2018, 08:22:03 PM »
wow' somebody agrees about the smaller grip. I was starting to think I had very small hands. My taped up wooden handles have been run over by some big logs while I sat on the loader. In the sawmill nothing is un breakable.

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Re: I finally found one!
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2018, 01:19:36 PM »
Last week a logger friend of mine walked in with this.  It is probably as close as I will ever get to a dingle hook.  There are no markings on it at all.  There have been many arguments about how the hook was made and how old the tool is.


   

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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2018, 07:43:27 PM »
Tam, that's a cross between the dingle and the farmer style I tried to describe. On the farmer style they slot the wood through and insert the bill hook and pin it so it swings. The one you show is a better style and more compact. Keep collecting, Doug

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Re: I finally found one!
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2018, 10:27:21 PM »
  

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Re: I finally found one!
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2018, 10:32:39 PM »
Looks like a NeHi bottle opener.  ;D
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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2018, 07:20:56 AM »
Looks like a BrokeRite.
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Re: I finally found one!
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2018, 08:47:29 AM »
Tam-i-am, my brother has one similar to that last one you showed, except it has a slot where the hook mounts and could be changed to one of 2 or 3 different holes on the hook arm, depending on the log diameter. I don't believe my brother ever tried to move it to a different hole however In addition to being a rusty bolt and nut badly needing Blue Creeper, he welded the nut on. Not even Blue creeper can penetrate a proper weld.
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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2018, 08:39:43 PM »
Tamiam. I have a small hook that is the same make as your first picture. I use it every day. It came with the first LT 30 I had. How did it get here to northern Wis.?

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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2018, 10:49:36 AM »
Millwright

I don't know much about Amidon other then they made sawmills and cant hooks.  I don't believe they were portable and I'm not sure how far their reach was.  But old tools seem to get passed around and show up in some funny places.

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« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2018, 12:55:47 PM »
The typical portable sawmill of 40 years ago was not on wheels or powered. It was 3 pieces of track ways, the husk [saw frame] and the carriage. Each section men could get on a truck manually to move to a new set up. Often the carriage and track sections where 15' long. A tractor sawmill was the same except the mandrel was extra long to keep the belt farther away and allow room for an edger. Amidon, Lane, Chase, Oxford, American, Frick and many other sold these portable sawmills in this configuration.


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