The massive stands of pine that were the basis of the timber trade grew in the valleys of the Gatineau, the Lièvre, the Coulonge and Black Rivers on the Quebec side of the Ottawa, and the Madawaska and Mississippi on the Ontario side. I will add to this from time to time - mainly upon request - when identification of a certain item is requested. But the axe is a multipurpose tool. With its heavier head, the broad axe has a handle that is offset from the blade so that the flat face of the blade can make contact with the wood, and the other side of the blade has a chisel edge. All Council axe heads are drop forged from high quality tool steel and are heat treated and tempered. Between 1860 and 1915, the Ottawa Valley had 150 axe-makers.
As the settlers cut their timber to clear the land, Wright soon learned that there was a market for the timber in Montreal and Quebec, and sent a raft of square timber down the Ottawa River in 1806. You can use any of a number of hosting services like photobucket, flikr, even facebook. Email me with any questions about other forms of payment. Commonly includes hatchets, axes and agricultural implements. The Historical Society of the Gatineau, 1965. Each had very specific applications. Different browsers will call it different things.
Here he began to clear land for farming. Starting at the bottom row from left to right are: 1 Hale Bros. Salaman, in his definitive work Dictionary of Tools, 1974, writes of the mast makers of H. Most of their striking tools are forged in Pennsylvania, then heat treated, finished, and assembled at Barco Industries. Frequently incorrectly used to describe an axe design that was etched. It has been vandalised and the carving is now gone.
They vary from 50 to 150 years old, some are brass bond all around. Email me with any questions about other forms of payment. Let me know if you want Insurance. Salaman, Dictionary of Tools used in the woodworking and allied trades c. This shape allows you to cut shallow shavings of wood without the corners digging in.
Barco and all Phoenix Forge Group employees believe in hard work, quality products, and high levels of service. This almost always destroys the value of these expensive and hard to find axes. Note; traditionally the term refers to a prehistoric stone axe with a grove or flute processed around the axe so the head can be secured to a handle. The shingle hatchet, for instance, features a cutting edge sharp on one side only and gauge holes at half-inch intervals. For others, particularly where land was not suitable for farming, lumbering became a year-round occupation.
Abstract In 1800, entrepreneur Philemon Wright led a group of Massachusetts settlers to the western shore of the Gatineau River where it met the Ottawa. They put sawdust between the blocks but it was still hard to break the blocks apart and keep them intact. Orr, Ottawa, Ontario, antique tool consultant. From the top: a double-bitted axe, two Hudson Bay axes, a barn axe, ice axe and others. Some of the companies listed in this directory that produce hand tools here in America, may also have them manufactured in other countries as well. The head has one or two cutting edges that are usually in line with the axis of the handle. A cet endroit, il commencera à défricher les terres à des fins agricoles.
An odd thing about it is the width of the handle area, it is wider than normal. American Made Axes We are compiling an ever growing list of U. His broadaxe, related to the medieval-era weapon, was used to hew beams from logs. I should add that a broad wing ax is supposed to be sharpened on one side of the blade for cutting a smooth face in the logs. The battle site is in Graysville, Ga and has now been bull dozed into a sub division since last year. Used in conjunction with a harness and wrap around rope. Thank you all for your time and info Thanks Bearhunter :- I just posted in introductions and will re-post this as a new topic I hope with a photo later this week after I take photos.
If you choose to snail-mail images, please make sure you have copies or your originals retained for yourself. Beleive it or not the thing is still very sharp. Often used prior to the using an offset handled broad axe. I did go to Yesterdaystools. You would cut them into smaller blocks with your ice saw, move them with your ice tongs, shave the ice with your ice shaver for drinks or salads and serve fancy ice cream at the table, made with your icecream molds. Any rust pits on the back that are near the edge will cause nicks when sharpened. Then just paste it between the image tags in you post that were generated when you clicked the Mona Lisa button.
Dave Yuill is an executive member of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society and is an antique tool enthusiast. A hatchet is essentially a small, short-handled axe. Please note - buying an item or sending funds does not guarantee a response. So maybe they stamped stuff english cast steel? There should be a seam at the front of the eye. The design is usually symmetrical thus permitting the handle to be positioned for either right or left hand use but there were designs that were specifically made for right or left hand use. A great example of a pre-Civil War era mast axe, whether you display it or use it to build your own wooden schooner. Some have handles, some don't and some have handles that need replaced.