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3 Bushcraft Companions ~ finished
« on: March 15, 2014, 07:39:50 PM »

Update on post 11 

The weather was beautiful. I got my chores done and I was able to get outside today for a few minutes. I had these three rough diamonds and decided to give them some attention. As I was getting them hung it dawned on me that these three as a set could be considered by some as the perfect companions. There is a small camp chore killer. Almost 2 lbs on a 12 haft. Perfect for making or driving stakes and such. There is the small chopper. 2 1/2 lbs on an 18 in haft. Great small wood processor. Last but not least the the boys axe. 3 lbs on a 27 in haft. A nice limber or splitter as long as you don't get carried away :)
 The two smaller one's were given to me by my friend beast so they will go on the wall. The boys axe is an unmarked yardsale find that I think will make a very good user.
 All are in good condition. I cleaned the heads some and fitted the handles today. Makes a potent combo.



From the perspective of investment and return, there is some time and very little money here. When they are finished I feel from a user standpoint they are very valuable tools.



Add a 4 pounder on a 32 or 36 inch haft and about all I could imagine wanting would be a chainsaw.



Thanks for looking. I should get them finished tomorrow and I'll update.

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« Last Edit: March 16, 2014, 06:12:52 PM by upthecreek »
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Re: 3 Bushcraft Companions
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 07:43:13 PM »
Looking good!

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 08:28:20 PM »
Nice trio, Creek.   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 02:21:28 AM »

looking good !!!!!

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Re: 3 Bushcraft Companions
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 07:14:52 AM »
Those would make a fine addition to my collection, if I had a collection  ;).

Looking really good my friend, enjoy them.  :chopwood: :thumbsup:

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Re: 3 Bushcraft Companions
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 08:32:43 AM »
Those would make a fine addition to my collection, if I had a collection  ;).

Looking really good my friend, enjoy them.  :chopwood: :thumbsup:

Yea! if you had one  :rofl: I figure you might need a carpenter's hatchet for your "non-collection". The real point of the post is to show what some elbow grease will get ya. These were given to me or I paid about nothing. Handles aren't much. You just have to put forth the effort. Although I have the benefit of a few power tools. Everything I accomplished yesterday could have been done with a brillo pad, sharp knife and a rasp.

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Re: 3 Bushcraft Companions
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 08:58:04 AM »
Those would make a fine addition to my collection, if I had a collection  ;).

Looking really good my friend, enjoy them.  :chopwood: :thumbsup:

Yea! if you had one  :rofl: I figure you might need a carpenter's hatchet for your "non-collection". The real point of the post is to show what some elbow grease will get ya. These were given to me or I paid about nothing. Handles aren't much. You just have to put forth the effort. Although I have the benefit of a few power tools. Everything I accomplished yesterday could have been done with a brillo pad, sharp knife and a rasp.

Creek  :chopwood:

My non-collection would hardly be a non-collection if I didn't already have a carpenter's hatchet.

Although this one may need some work.



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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 09:47:06 AM »
That one would be better if the two parts were connected together!  :rofl:

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2014, 10:01:16 AM »
That one would be better if the two parts were connected together!  :rofl:

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ya think?  ;D
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Re: 3 Bushcraft Companions
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2014, 12:56:07 PM »
Nice work creek!  Those look great from here.  I agree I don't think there's a wood chore that those wouldn't cover with ease.  Total cost for all three I bet was well under 1 Gransfors, or the like. 

I don't think people realize just how good you can make an axe with a little effort.  You don't need high dollar for great steel and great performance. 

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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2014, 03:53:47 PM »
Creek awesome work as usual!


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Bushcraft Companions ~ finished
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2014, 06:11:32 PM »
Through the 34 degrees and nasty rain I finished up the trio today. None are particularly collectable but as I stated earlier in the thread, all 3 will make a fine tool. I didn't strive for a extremely high level of finish. I wanted a good solid tool to use. I think they turned out pretty good.



They have a nice smooth knob and pretty good grain. I usually break the haft. The haft doesn't break. Good wood to work with unless they enter a beauty contest. :)



Pretty satisfying few hours of work and three new friends to hang out with. I'll need to edge them up a little more to put them into service but all are ready and waiting.



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Re: 3 Bushcraft Companions ~ finished
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2014, 09:42:14 PM »
That's a sweet combo, Creek. Nice work.
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Re: 3 Bushcraft Companions ~ finished
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2014, 08:25:38 AM »
Great looking combo, and fantastic work on the re-furb.

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Re: 3 Bushcraft Companions ~ finished
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2014, 10:07:13 AM »
Creek, Very, VERY Nice.

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