Woodworking, good grief!

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Re: Woodworking, good grief!

Post by Hovannes » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:33 pm

Well, a 1/2", 3/4" and 1" auger are joining the party. The 1/2" and 1" are NOS Irwins.
I also cut a 4"x3"x7" block of old wood (fir?) This will (if I don't mess up) become my mallet.
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Re: Woodworking, good grief!

Post by Hovannes » Sun May 02, 2021 9:11 am

I'd like to axe a question (see what I did there?)
I want a hatchet with some beard for roughing green firewood---a hewing hatchet---but by all accounts I can get by with a camping hatchet that has some beard to it like an old Boy Scout or Hudson's Bay style. I'm thinking a broad ax would be near perfect, but these are pretty expensive and most I encountered are badly worn, so a question for you wood workers are, what do you see are my options?
I'd like to look for used but not worn out tools since new woodworking hatchets are out of my budget
FWIW, none of the imported camping hatchets I see at local shops have any beard.
I do have a roofing hammer, but then again, no beard.
I do have a full size Jersey pattern axe which has some beard---would a full size axe be too ungainly to use inside a shop?
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Re: Woodworking, good grief!

Post by FredS » Mon May 03, 2021 10:38 am

Hovannes wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 9:11 am
I'd like to axe a question (see what I did there?)
I want a hatchet with some beard for roughing green firewood---a hewing hatchet---but by all accounts I can get by with a camping hatchet that has some beard to it like an old Boy Scout or Hudson's Bay style. I'm thinking a broad ax would be near perfect, but these are pretty expensive and most I encountered are badly worn, so a question for you wood workers are, what do you see are my options?
I'd like to look for used but not worn out tools since new woodworking hatchets are out of my budget
FWIW, none of the imported camping hatchets I see at local shops have any beard.
I do have a roofing hammer, but then again, no beard.
I do have a full size Jersey pattern axe which has some beard---would a full size axe be too ungainly to use inside a shop?
Why do you want to rough green firewood?
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Re: Woodworking, good grief!

Post by Hovannes » Mon May 03, 2021 12:07 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 10:38 am
Hovannes wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 9:11 am
I'd like to axe a question (see what I did there?)
I want a hatchet with some beard for roughing green firewood---a hewing hatchet---but by all accounts I can get by with a camping hatchet that has some beard to it like an old Boy Scout or Hudson's Bay style. I'm thinking a broad ax would be near perfect, but these are pretty expensive and most I encountered are badly worn, so a question for you wood workers are, what do you see are my options?
I'd like to look for used but not worn out tools since new woodworking hatchets are out of my budget
FWIW, none of the imported camping hatchets I see at local shops have any beard.
I do have a roofing hammer, but then again, no beard.
I do have a full size Jersey pattern axe which has some beard---would a full size axe be too ungainly to use inside a shop?
Why do you want to rough green firewood?
To make a jointer's mallet. The seasoned wood I have is too lightweight
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Re: Woodworking, good grief!

Post by FredS » Mon May 03, 2021 4:00 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 12:07 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 10:38 am
Hovannes wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 9:11 am
I'd like to axe a question (see what I did there?)
I want a hatchet with some beard for roughing green firewood---a hewing hatchet---but by all accounts I can get by with a camping hatchet that has some beard to it like an old Boy Scout or Hudson's Bay style. I'm thinking a broad ax would be near perfect, but these are pretty expensive and most I encountered are badly worn, so a question for you wood workers are, what do you see are my options?
I'd like to look for used but not worn out tools since new woodworking hatchets are out of my budget
FWIW, none of the imported camping hatchets I see at local shops have any beard.
I do have a roofing hammer, but then again, no beard.
I do have a full size Jersey pattern axe which has some beard---would a full size axe be too ungainly to use inside a shop?
Why do you want to rough green firewood?
To make a jointer's mallet. The seasoned wood I have is too lightweight
So just one roughly 3" or 4' square chunk? Uhm - - - you got a hand saw?
I like buying tools as much as the next guy, but I'm not sure I'd buy a hatchet for this one project. How many other times in your life have you needed a hewing hatchet?
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Re: Woodworking, good grief!

Post by Hovannes » Mon May 03, 2021 4:58 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 4:00 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 12:07 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 10:38 am
Hovannes wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 9:11 am
I'd like to axe a question (see what I did there?)
I want a hatchet with some beard for roughing green firewood---a hewing hatchet---but by all accounts I can get by with a camping hatchet that has some beard to it like an old Boy Scout or Hudson's Bay style. I'm thinking a broad ax would be near perfect, but these are pretty expensive and most I encountered are badly worn, so a question for you wood workers are, what do you see are my options?
I'd like to look for used but not worn out tools since new woodworking hatchets are out of my budget
FWIW, none of the imported camping hatchets I see at local shops have any beard.
I do have a roofing hammer, but then again, no beard.
I do have a full size Jersey pattern axe which has some beard---would a full size axe be too ungainly to use inside a shop?
Why do you want to rough green firewood?
To make a jointer's mallet. The seasoned wood I have is too lightweight
So just one roughly 3" or 4' square chunk? Uhm - - - you got a hand saw?
I like buying tools as much as the next guy, but I'm not sure I'd buy a hatchet for this one project. How many other times in your life have you needed a hewing hatchet?
Point taken. I gave my hatchet away decades ago. They scare me!
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