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Author Topic: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?  (Read 3518 times)

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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2014, 05:45:34 PM »
I have a number of axe handle patterns, and old axe handles made an old timer in town. Ralph Bump was my neighbor and was in his 80's when he died around 15 years ago. He had a small sawmill ,and mined mica over the years his family lived in town for several generations,they had a steam sawmill set up years ago,have a covered bridge and large interval named for them. Heres a few pictures of the patterns and handles,you got to pick them out from the rest of the junk. ;D The patterns are under the poster.



 
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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2014, 05:50:42 PM »
I'm trying to figure out how long of a drive it is to New Hampshire. :)
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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2014, 06:34:35 PM »
I think it would be a long day !!!! ;D 12 hrs from here to Washington D.C. no idea S. Carolina. ;D
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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2014, 07:46:41 PM »
I'm trying to figure out how long of a drive it is to New Hampshire. :)




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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2014, 07:25:31 PM »
A guy I work with is a lurker on this forum and is excited about seeing your Lombard (as am I) so we will probably try to bug you for a visit soon.  He has a JD 350 and likes the old iron.

Stuck my handle back on a lathe today and parted off the snout some.  I haven't quite figured how to add the cleat but I might not need to at this juncture.  Hope to do some milling this weekend and will try it as is and modify as necessary.

 
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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2014, 07:43:33 PM »
I would certainly recommend the cleat on the nose.  It gives you much more control when the "nose" bites into the log.
 

 
I even widened the cleat on one of my Logrites.  I need to do the others.
 

 
This old welded on cleat was perfect.
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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2014, 08:10:21 PM »
That is helpful, I could cut up some flat stock with some tips like yours and lag it to the end.  I hadn't thought of making it wider but that is a good idea. 

Thanks. 

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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2014, 08:16:36 PM »
Dave, i'm around pretty much,give me a call sometime and well set a time. 536-3740. Don
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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2014, 08:54:41 PM »

Shinlinger, I make very serviceable pickaroons  from old picks I find or buy at the flea markets. I use an oxy-acet torch cut one point off and shape the other with the torch and anvil. I have found a pyramid point the best. The tapered handles are strong and won't pull out of the head. Frank C.
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« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2014, 08:57:48 PM »
Poston, be aware its a long trip to New Hampshire, and its all up hill just look at a map. Frank C.
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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2014, 09:13:06 PM »
Poston, be aware its a long trip to New Hampshire, and its all up hill just look at a map. Frank C.



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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2014, 09:27:22 PM »
 Frank,

I would love to see a pic of your pick!
I can see how that would work and I have some picks laying around.

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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2014, 06:00:45 AM »
POSTON,better put a winter jacket on and bring a shovel. The shovel is for snow by the way.  ;D
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« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2014, 07:09:51 AM »
Dave, sorry on the picture thing. Best thing is to look at a commercial wood handle pickaroon and copy the head. A slight curve and a pyramid point. You would need a special lathe to make a pick handle, one with a tracer. There are many picks laying around as their seldom used anymore. Frank C.
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« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2014, 11:20:10 AM »
POSTON,better put a winter jacket on and bring a shovel. The shovel is for snow by the way.  ;D

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« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2014, 02:18:33 PM »
POSTON,better put a winter jacket on and bring a shovel. The shovel is for snow by the way.  ;D

Ray, if Poston is coming for a visit, you better get two shovels warmed up. He'll need one for digging snow and You'll need one for the other stuff he spreads.    :)
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« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2014, 08:30:24 PM »
That is why I said it's for snow.  ;)   
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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2014, 02:08:55 PM »
I recently took in a "cant hook" on consignment to sell it for a fellow. It is brand new and has as best I can tell never hooked into a log or cant.
I can take a picture with a ruler behind it if you need measurements, just let me know.

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« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2014, 12:40:10 AM »
I don't see how it could hurt this thread Jim.....
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Re: Where would you cut the nose on an old cant hook?
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2014, 08:19:29 PM »
Here they are:

 

  



 

 

 

I haven't measured the length of the handle, yet. But if this is "model 50" the handle could be 50" long. It is a tall one for sure.

I don't know if these help you or not.

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