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« Reply #120 on: April 25, 2012, 08:11:45 AM »

Some great clutter and details Don!
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« Reply #121 on: April 25, 2012, 10:20:26 AM »

Thanks Chuck
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« Reply #122 on: April 25, 2012, 10:21:47 AM »

#1 - So if you got big rounds & no big axe what do ya do
     get a Hammer man instead

#2 - And make a couple of wedges ( thats why they're not rusty yet!!)
     & belt them into a round ( burr on top already evident)


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« Reply #123 on: April 25, 2012, 10:24:40 AM »

#1 - cut into sizes that will fit the boiler /range/ woodburner/ whatever
#2 - cut some into slabs with small axe


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« Reply #124 on: April 25, 2012, 10:26:40 AM »

cut slabs into kindling

Base log for chopping on, now well textured


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« Reply #125 on: April 25, 2012, 10:53:41 AM »

so we got
#1 tree trunk
#2 full, half & quarter rounds


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« Reply #126 on: April 25, 2012, 10:58:15 AM »

#1 Fire ready logs
#2 loads of kindling


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« Reply #127 on: April 25, 2012, 11:41:42 AM »

Now the wood chopping actually all took place in the tack room, but I am waiting for the earth floor to dry before stacking in there

In the late 1970s when I was into road transport, I built several trailer chassis in another stable in another County
One was built to go under a 16ft box trailer
so maybe that will be another little detail project for welding up in the main stable
probably sans wheels ( cost & availability of 1/12th wheels)
I know some RC models are 1/12th scale, but I dont suppose they use 185 14 sized tyres
(the transit size that I used)
Archive pic not very good I'm afraid


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« Reply #128 on: April 25, 2012, 04:35:56 PM »

Knowing you, the trailer will be knocked up out of plastic strip in about two days!

The whole diorama is looking really good.
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« Reply #129 on: April 25, 2012, 05:02:33 PM »

Knowing you, the trailer will be knocked up out of plastic strip in about two days!

The whole diorama is looking really good.
Dont know about that, probably not got a lot of strip left
 but I will admit to having knocked up a small 3" wide blade trimming axe in brass
and a Sandvik type bowsaw in styrene & wire insulation since tea time
too late for pics now, been a long day
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« Reply #130 on: April 26, 2012, 01:44:59 AM »

Before I get round to pics
 just a quick link

information about AXES, very intresting

http://www.rutlands.co.uk/cgi-bin/psBuyingGuide.cgi?action=showGuideHeader&guide_id=3

Looks like the one I did yesterday was more of a Maul

I remember a mate of mine, who is a tree surgen (& woodsman) saying
dont lend your axe to anyone its blade cutting angle is unique to you, your height, swing etc.
One of my favourite kindling chopping tools was a short handled version of this bush slasher


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« Reply #131 on: April 26, 2012, 05:21:07 AM »

Sandvik type bow saw

basic frame cut out of 60thou black styrene
tubular part made from cooker wire insulation, slit along its length & glued to styrene frame
blade is a junior hacksaw blade


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« Reply #132 on: April 26, 2012, 05:30:27 AM »

#1 - small axe I made came from
#2 - brass terminal/ pin from out of a antisurge multisocket that went "Phut" with a 4mm brass tube  for a handle bent by hand gently & then slightly flattened into an oval


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« Reply #133 on: April 26, 2012, 05:42:35 AM »

General Axes  have a more shaped blade, being wider at cutting edge than at top,
 in my bits drawer found this bit of copper bar 3/4" X 1/4

filed  to shape & drilled whilst still on stock bar

Having problems this morning, first finger & thumb on right hand split open yesterday, due to drying out from use of acrylic paint & PVA glue I think
so typing with middle finger only    Roll Eyes
 


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« Reply #134 on: April 26, 2012, 12:13:32 PM »

So, slow progress today
 tree felling axe, copper head, brass handle awaiting finishing


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