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Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Steve Tall, Jun 12, 2014.
I'll take a look, I haven't cleaned it yet to ID it.
What sizes. I have a small one but might be interested in another.
I received your last package fine. Thanks for the extras.
The one pictured is 20"x13"x3". But, it weighs 80-100lb...
Nice, but nevermind. I'll look locally.
I restored a boys axe with the haft painted that same color a while back, but have never been able to determine brand. The only marks are a stamped "P" near the poll and small shallow 2 (weight) on the cheeks. The haft had the remnants of an oval sticker on it.
Head stamp just like in this thread
Did well today Keen Kutter -- Western Black Beauty -- Western pocketknife -- Home made job and a piece of railroad track all for $30.00
EVERYONE needs something like that,what a beautiful tool.
You can restore the sole of an old plane with it,by spray-adhering asst. abrasive paper to the largest face;sharpen all sorts of plane irons and spokeshaves and chisels and slicks...
And stood up on end in a shallow recess in a stump it'd make a beautiful anvil,with edges dressed and radiused correctly,naturally...
A very,Very valuable piece of steel in so many respects.
I know that they are cast and made to be precise and naturally hard, but I don't know anything about their usefulness for forging. Sometimes things can be too hard. I tell people that a good piece of RR track or better yet a big old sledge head upturned are super alternatives for an anvil on a budget.
Collins and Craftsman Axes on handles
No. 6, 4 & 3 planes
Discovered an E&S connie there center of the picture 1st axe next to the Registered
A lot to go thru...some suprises today and still more that I am sure will ne a surprise when I get to cleaning a few things.
Nice Registered! What’s on the French curve handle?
You're Very much correct on both counts.Indeed,such plate would be a good choice only for Very careful,precise forging,no allowance for any "yahoo-ism" at all.
And absolutely,a large forging such as a RR rail or a sledge is ideal.
A quick note to add in regards to RR rail:Common mistake is to try shaping it in the form of a conventional,London-pattern anvil.
In actuality it's Vastly more effective used on end.
Anvil returns the energy of the hammer-blow,and it's mass must be positioned in a direct line with it;whereas a anvil-like "face" of most RR anvils is a cantilievered overhang that does not transmit/refract that force.
As to the puny surface-area,one forges only what's directly under the hammer face,and anvil just a smidgen larger is about right for most if not all forging.
Miller'72,that,Sir,is quite an insane pile of tools!
Frankly i'm not sure if i envy you,or feel sorry for you for the time and energy that you'll be compelled to invest in this in the future......
(i love the hot-cut and some other forge tools...yes...i'm inclining to envy,i think,in spite of all common sense...
And What a cool prehistoric comealong!Love that
Miller, fun stuff there! The woodworking vises are handy, any brands on those?. One looks “Quick-release”.
I've seem track sections cut with a point on one end to mimic a horn, but not even rounded. Still a 90 degree edge even on the part cut to a point. What will this do? There is still no rounded edge. An attempt by someone that does not understand the tool.
Thank you, it was a fun morning gathering these together and sorting them all out on the driveway. My wife didnt exactly understand but after all I am complex ...I don't think that's the word she would use to describe me but...
The blue is a Wilton, the other a Columbia. The Columbia needs a little straightening, friendly persuasion of one rod. I will need to look closer regarding a quick release a little later tonight...if I get a chance.
Check out the big ice cream scoop post hole digger! Believe i have 2 of those now
The Texaco barrel is cool and I see I missed taking closer pics of three big 1" (or so) threaded taps stamped Pratt & Whitney, Hartford Conn.
The Peerless Shovel is a beauty too...and this Miller 460 smokeless oil heater...no burner though.
I could talk about this haul for daysvery excited.
When the 1913 Kelly Registered no True Temper stamp, was presented...I did my best to get it and play it Fonzi Cool! Which probably is more like Snoopy cool...but both are cool
Thank you for indulging my pictures...you all may need to suffer thru more asvI get to go thru it all
Miller, I'm prepared to suffer - heard somewhere it builds character
Thank you, I love the Kelly Registered.
That handle was oddly enough, seemingly from a different axe somewhere at a different time, but now just slipped into a flat cheeked, Collins in a box, and no wedge in the kerf for me to find. Another surprise score, always makes the effort!
This is correct. My first 'anvil' was a piece of track solidly mounted on end. Worked pretty well.
I am still unsure if the blue Wilton W 9 64, has a quick release option, I could not steal any time today but I have decided the new vise needs a new bench.
I did get to separate the axes, hatchet, mauls, a something and a wedge...
That's all the time I could squeeze today...maybe a few extra minutes more tomorrow...
Thanks for taking a look