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The axe thread - Best Made Co.

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by lefty, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    I still have my grandfather's axes and they will be passed on to younger men of my family. A Best Made Co. axe will join them.

    lefty


    I have little tolerance for the pretend "woodsmen" of NYC. These guys are authentic.

    lefty


    Wow, so much unintentional hilarity just on page 1!
     
  2. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Wow, so much unintentional hilarity just on page 1!

    Never fuck with someone holding an axe, son. Especially if the helve is pink.

    lefty
     
  3. MetroStyles

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    Never fuck with someone holding an axe, son. Especially if the helve is pink.

    lefty


    I will easily defeat you with my fiberglass tennis racket!
     
  4. Thomas

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    since this seems to be the axe thread...anyone know where I can get a replacement single-bit octagonal axe-handle? I found an axe in my grandfather's shed and it's taken some serious overstrike abuse. I'd prefer to stick with the oct. handle rather than the round ones.
     
  5. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Something here?

    lefty
     
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    Something here?

    lefty


    I saw that a while back but couldn't find any ordering information, other than their website. Seemed to think that they were strictly b-to-b...but I never took it any further than conjecture.
     
  7. robin

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    I saw that a while back but couldn't find any ordering information, other than their website. Seemed to think that they were strictly b-to-b...but I never took it any further than conjecture.

    Tennessee Hickory Handles

    111 Keene
    P.O. Box 309
    Loudon, TN 37774

    Phone: 865-458-3744

    Toll Free:
    800-251-9106
    800-251-9107

    Fax: 865-458-3200

    Email:
    sales@tennhickory.com
     
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    The NYTimes profile mentions that they buy the actual axes from a supplier in Maine, then make them all pretty in their Tribeca studio... anyone know the supplier?
     
  10. robin

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    The NYTimes profile mentions that they buy the actual axes from a supplier in Maine, then make them all pretty in their Tribeca studio... anyone know the supplier?
    Snow & Nealley perhaps. edit, maybe not: I'm reading that they now source their heads from China and are then finished in the US.
     
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    ^ Good site.

    Thomas, try these guys: O.P. Link Handle Company is the largest manufacturer of hickory striking tool handles and farming tool handles in the United States. The Link family of handle makers operates factories in Salem, IN; Sequatchie, TN; Crossville, TN; and Hope, AR. The company can create almost any ax handle from the patterns shown in its catalog and from its inventory of less-popular handle patterns.

    O.P. Link Handle Company
    403 S. Main Street
    Salem, IN 47167-1323
    Phone: (800) 992-9171 or (812) 883-2981
    Fax: (812) 883-1672

    If you're looking for a good axe without the "pretty" go here: http://www.leevalley.com/us/garden/p...t=2,45794&ap=1

    Personally, I like the "pretty":

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    lefty
     
  13. Handleman

    Handleman New Member

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    There is no more O.P. Link Handle Co. Sold years ago. Mr. Link has passed on.
     
  14. Handleman

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    Humm, pink axes. Call the girl scouts! Maybe they should add these along with the cookie line.
     
  15. Handleman

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    Anyone looking for axe handles for use or to have painting if you just don't have the spair cash for best made axe. Check the Hickory Handle Store. They have several to pick from. Happy Painting.
     
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    I'm surprised no one has commented on this comedy of errors and the overall response the spectators had after the tree landed on the truck cab.

    Growing up, my dad and my two brothers would go out and cut down a few oak trees with his double bladed axe. The only job I was given was to haul the wood to the truck and to split the wood with a maul. I can still smell the strong, vinegary scent of a freshly cut oak tree.
     
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    Never put that much thought into an ax but I've never had to spend hours chopping wood or been stranded in the woods either. I am interested in watching some of these videos.

    Only thing I use an ax for is to split wood for the bbq.
     

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