It followed me home (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Steve Tall, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    That is a cool looking broad axe! It's going to take a lot of work to get those pits out though... The normal difficulty of getting through the oxidation layer is compounded due to the depth of the pits. My first broad axe looked similar to that and took me hours and hours to get the pits out near the cutting edge.
    I'm sure it'll be worth it though. That would look really neat with the a highly polished edge with all the pits everywhere else! Cool find man!
    Here's mine after all that work...(you can see one knick where I didn't have the will to keep going, I've since fixed it)
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    Really looking forward to seeing yours with a nice working edge on it!
     
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  2. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    If US made then those needle nose Vise-Grips are a score. Super useful tool.

    I buy any of the US made Vise-Grips I find if they're reasonably priced. Irwin bought them out and moved production from Nebraska to China.
     
  3. junkenstien

    junkenstien Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    Yes sir,been the best couple of weeks ever for vise grips bet a half dozen of the old ones and a couple newer.Those are the smallest needle nose vise grips ive seen and they are american made.Use a smaller size needle nose often for taking heads off handles,lock them onto a hunk then use a regular size pair around the jaws and pry up with a claw.Works good sometimes.
     
  4. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Three of these arrived in the mail (the axes) and I've had some of the other stuff for a week or so.
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    The Dunlap connie weighs #3-15.7oz and measures 7-1/4" x 5-1/4"
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    This one was labeled as a paper label Rogers. I haven't figured it out for sure but will try to compare what's left of the sticker to known examples later. It weighs #3-8.5oz and is also 7-1/4" x 5-1/4". Stamped 32.
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    I had to have a KP that wasn't a Jersey! 7" x 4-5/8". I'll weigh it later after I remove the remnants of the old haft.
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    You can clearly see the patent # which I thought was cool;
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    35" sequatchie shipwrights adze haft. The grain is so completely horizontal I'm thinking this was done deliberately. It does have bad runout, obviously, which can't be good? Perhaps it flexes more with horizontal grain.
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    Cost either $2.35 or $1.74 new. I'm not sure which?
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    I couldn't pass up the awesome grain on this 35" Truper haft. Almost perfect with minimal runout.
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    A nice old inclinometer;
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    And lastly I believe this is an old Stanley depth gauge though it isn't marked as such. Only has the patent date on it.
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    Haven't posted here in awhile. These will keep me busy for a little bit! Thanks guys!
     
  5. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    'Indian Fire' was Sequatchie's lowest grade handle. That's why the grain and runout.
     
  6. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    You can see the horrible runout here;
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    Slices right up through the first curve, naturally, given the shape and the grain orientation.
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    I have literally no experience using an adze. But from what I see of others using them it doesn't appear that there's all that much power involved. So perhaps it won't be an issue after all.
    I know that the axes I've used on helves with horizontal grain feel more flexible than verticality oriented ones.
    That's good to know @Square_peg thanks for mentioning that about the grade.
    I wish I'd known that prior to dumping 55 bucks on it!! :confused:Oh well live 'n learn. :D
     
  7. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    970
    Apr 20, 2017
    It's a pattern at least, and I like the shape.
     
  8. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    Great scores on the Rogers (i think its a Roger's from the remnants of the label), and the Dunlap connies.
    I noticed those and several others that seller had listed...its awesome to see you grabbed a couple. Good stuff.

    Sadly i noticed the Kelly Finest in the oval, had dinner came back and it was gone...several days ago and i still have regrets lol!

    Have a great weekend axe lovers!! :cool::thumbsup:
     
  9. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
  10. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Thanks! I like the shape too. And the sticker I must admit. I got it for my plumb;
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    Normally I remove the stickers and save them in wax paper. But this one is totally out of the way in use so I can leave it on there.
    Thanks Miller... Sorry you missed out... Do you recognize what's left of the label? Do you have an example of one? I've been looking and can only find an SJS Rogers label that doesn't at all match the remnants on mine. Due to the weight stamp, placement and font I'm pretty sure that it's a Mann edge tool made axe. Which does fly in the face of it being a Rogers unless they had Mann making axes for them at some point. I'm not sure!
    The label appears to have a red and white border with white on the outermost edge and a night sky with a small star in the top left. And possibly a white shield comprising about the top right 1/3 of the label. These are guesses though...
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    And the weight stamp. Note the flat top 3. Rogers used a round 3.
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    Lastly thanks Bob! You are always a dependable repository for valid info. Much appreciated.... I have this downloaded but I have so much I forget what I've got!
     
  11. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    Your picture enlargement is great. I want to say i see SJS in there. I also wonder if Rogers was still selling axes after '66 putting the contracts to Mann...my hunch always being Collins made the axe for Rogers.
    Please let me know what you know especially if contradicts what i quickly put down or proves Rogers existence...lol!
     
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  12. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
  13. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
  14. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    This is true. On the other hand, you'll be swinging it very close to your feet, something to consider if it fails.

    I agree with Fmont in that if you choose to use it you should at least trace the pattern first. Modern versions aren't so nicely curved.

    Maybe Bob has the full page of that Sesquatchie ad that shows Indian Fire at the bottom of the page as the lowest grade. I think I could dig it up from my desktop.
     
  15. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Absolutely, the 8" pair of Peterson's are one of my most used pairs of pliers out in the garage.

    Not too long ago Malco bought the old Peterson factory in Dewitt and plans to start manufacturing locking piers there.
    Don't know when it'll happen but it's good news for sure.
     
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  16. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    That's terrific news! I pledge to buy 2 pairs.
     
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  17. Meek1

    Meek1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 11, 2019
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  18. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Looks to me to be a wooden carved key holder. That ol box is pretty damn nice! Even has a mirror so you can check your makeup!!
     
  19. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Seen those before, I think it's cast iron.

    I feel like I've seen one for buster brown shoes or something.
     
  20. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Key hanger, yes but metal.
     

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