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  1. Willard

    Willard Pinnacle OPE Member

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    My first racing axe I bought 35 years ago.
    6 lb. Hytest with 28" handle. I had others but this one was my favorite.
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    RI Chevy Stihlvarna Runner

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  3. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    Yeah that’s nice
     
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    Willard Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Alan Boyko from Port Alberni, BC. made me that axe.
    The homemade handle was 2 inches longer originally but I tuned it for my arms by shortening it 2".
    Alan polished that axe head so good it was like a mirror. He said "now you got a complete shaving kit".
     
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    I mirror polished a few axe heads and sharpened them way beyond what I consider a 'sharp' axe. When the edge shaves hair off your arm in one pass your pretty close. To actually cleanly shave hair takes quite a bit of work. I'm talking down to working through the abraisive grit sizes down to 5000grit. The few axes I have with that time & effort put into them stay inside wrapped up in an oily rag. As much as I would love to take them down to my woodpile/chopping block, I know 5 mins chopping ozy hardwoods will ruin all that effort, which is kinda a shame really. That 6lb Hytest is a special bit. You don't see them often. Damn fine steel.
     
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    Somewhere I have a picture from the old logging camps of the camp barber shaving a guy with a double bit axe. So shaving sharp may have been more common than we want to believe. Would cut great till you found a knot or really dense piece of wood.
    Mike

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    bigbadbob Here For The Long Haul!

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    No axes but,,,,,,from a member here Rocketnorton.
    Some paint and a handle.
    They are wood cutting related.
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    Looking good got a soft spot for these forestry tools
    I got a Collins tucked away somewhere must dig it out
     
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    Picked this one up yesterday.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    One of the best work axes from down under Kelly WAX1 upload_2019-10-28_21-9-37.png
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    WP_20191029_12_49_01_Pro.jpg WP_20191029_12_48_41_Pro.jpg got this nice plumb 3.5lb
     
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    Nice. Too bad for the little corner chip...
     
  14. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    6lb plumb victory

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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    Yes it’s a shame there’s a chip but I didn’t get chance too put a handle in this one
    Someone took a shine too it and it’s gone
     
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    This came home with me. Total cost nothing. Original handle just needs a clean up when I get around to it.
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    Nothing is always a great price. Even if it is abused and requires work. Nice find for certain.
    Mike

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  18. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    Great find that one it’s a lovely style and look forward to the restoration photos
     
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