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Re: Quality Axes
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2019, 11:27:48 AM »
Ive got a few. Generally within reach. :D
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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2019, 02:16:34 PM »
Ive got a few. Generally within reach. :D
DO they have 4, 5, 6, 8, or 12 strings? ;D ;D
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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2019, 03:54:35 PM »
No, really. :)



 
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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2019, 04:04:10 PM »
No, really. :)


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Well the one closest to hand appears to have strings, I only count two, what is that?
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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2019, 04:08:53 PM »
3. Its a balalaika
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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2023, 12:07:39 AM »
Letís see some more of your vintage and high quality axes large and small guys!!

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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2023, 12:21:12 AM »
Double Bit Felling Axe? Do you guys that have them like them or think they cut better for felling than a regular one? 

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« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2023, 01:22:46 AM »
Double bits are a lot of fun to swing, bucking, felling, limbing, splitting, juggling, all that +.
And these too 

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Front to back, breitbeil, carpentry axe, carpentry axe, rafter hewing axe.
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« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2023, 03:40:18 AM »
Absolutely beautiful! 

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Re: Quality Axes
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2023, 08:53:03 AM »
 

 My Great Granddad's Hewing Axe with some ERC timbers that he hewed.


 My Craftsman Handaxe that I use to split kindling.


 
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« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2023, 09:54:24 AM »
Thanks for sharing Magic! Those are beautiful! 

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« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2023, 10:45:03 AM »
Been with me 60 years or better.  Used lesser axes most of the time.



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« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2023, 02:48:46 AM »
Nice collections everyone!  Some real eye candy!!  Iím getting jacked out of my mind thinking of putting some trees on the ground by hand and when I get done bore cutting some big Black Walnuts the spurs are getting cut by hand to drop them! Nothing wrong with creating more work and excitement 💪. I think Iím going to get a Gršnsfors Bruk double bit axe. For serious felling the double bit seems to shine.

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« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2023, 11:27:58 AM »
My skew on Gransfors is one of relativity and while I have some I've also gotten rid of them out of discontent when compaired to actual high quality. Probably for availability and ease of acquisition it's a reasonable way to go, certainly more so than what's there at the hardware, Council, or whatever. When you wanted a goo d one though this version posted would be like a Cadillac of double bitteds.
Hjartum yxa, nothing less than breitbeil/bandhacke combo.

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« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2023, 09:04:13 AM »
No candy boyz here! 

 

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« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2023, 04:32:50 PM »


Another kind of double bitted action.
Hjartum yxa, nothing less than breitbeil/bandhacke combo.

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« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2023, 06:55:44 PM »
Spot on Brad B with using a maul for splitting rounds.  I got mine 30 years ago for $5 at a yard sale.  Sharpen it up once a decade or so.  3-5 cords of oak every year since and its still going strong.  Replaced the wood handle every so often after a missed swing.  Tried a fiberglass/plastic handle once and never again when I missed and it shattered and almost took off my ear with the shrapnel.  I don't use an axe for kindling anymore after I sliced my left index finger with a newly sharpened axe.  The maul takes just a tap and the weight takes it through.  Axes are for felling or limbing and only if the chainsaw is not handy.  I tried a hydraulic splitter once and it was more work getting the round to the splitter and vice versa instead of just pecking away where the round lay.  I find that for the wood I split, its easiest very green or very dry.  Its that in-between time that is the hardest.  

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« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2023, 06:59:32 PM »
Double bit axes for felling work no better than a single bit.  The other edge is for when one side gets dull or to use on hard bits like limbing branches or when there is a chance of hitting the dirt.

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« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2023, 08:43:18 PM »
I got a nice solid brass axe for my 30th year at the FD.  Doesn't have a very sharp edge on it.  Nice hickory handle too.  It's adorning my wall now.
 

 
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« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2023, 01:33:44 AM »
Double bit axes for felling work no better than a single bit.  The other edge is for when one side gets dull or to use on hard bits like limbing branches or when there is a chance of hitting the dirt.
Couldnít disagree more on the felling part!!


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