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Forum topic by JustJoe posted 11-27-2013 12:23 AM 920 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-27-2013 12:23 AM

This has probably been mentioned on LJ before, but here it is again for anyone who missed it.

The Federal Highway Administration has a bunch of publications by the US Forest Service. You can download pdf versions of all sorts of saw books – crosscut saws, how to choose them, how to sharpen them, how to identify them in the wild (so you don’t shoot one by mistake when you’re hunting moose.) They’ve also got stuff on chainsaw sharpening.

But the publication I found most interesting had nothing to do with saws. It’s called “An Axe to Grind” and is 68 pages of history, development, lore, sharpening tips and pictures of every type of style axe. If you’re into axes and don’t know the difference between a Wisconsin double-edged axe, a Narrow Michigan and a Pennsylvania then go download the book.

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 12:57 AM

Nice link Joe, thanks. Youtube has the videos An Axe to grind, Hand Tools for Trail Work, and other US forest service videos about hand tools too. Not usually put up by the forest service itself, so you have to go looking a bit.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=an+axe+to+grind&sm=3

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 02:15 AM

Joe, Your link doesn’t seem to be working now. “page not found” ;-)

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#3 posted 11-27-2013 02:50 AM

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#4 posted 11-27-2013 02:57 AM

Yes, John fixed it. (Thank you). I had the phrase “The Federal Highway Administration website” and when I added the link it took off the word website and added it to the URL link. Correct link is above in post #3.

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#5 posted 11-27-2013 02:58 AM

That one works, thanks ;-)

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#6 posted 11-27-2013 03:04 AM

No worries. That’s a cool website btw, thanks for posting it Joe. I like all timber tools and I’ve been spending more time this year out in the woods, hiking and camping. A good axe is a wonderful thing.

-- John, BC, Canada

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