Traditional axe craftsmanship
This is a short film made by Peter Vogt in 1965 about axe making in Oakland, Maine. It documents the process of creating fine axes in the Emerson Stevens shop -- the last axe factory to operate in Oak...
Traditional axe making
Traditional axe making video and construction of wooden lodge, presenting the traditional technics. The video is provided by the Swedish Local Heritage Feder...
Axe
An axe (in American English also spelled ax) is an implement that has been used for millennia to shape, split and cut wood; to harvest timber; as a weapon; and as a ceremonial or heraldic symbol. The ...
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Saw
A saw is a tool consisting of a hard blade, wire, or chain with a toothed edge. It is used to cut through relatively hard material, most often wood. The cut is made by placing the toothed edge against...
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Ovate handaxe
A hand axe is a prehistoric stone tool with two faces that is the longest-used tool in human history. It is usually composed of flint or chert. It is characteristic of the lower Acheulean and middle P...
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Pike pole
Pike poles are long metal-topped wood, aluminum, or fiberglass poles used for reaching, holding, or pulling. They are variously used in construction, logging, rescue & recovery, power line mainten...
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Pottiputki (tool)
Pottiputki is a planting tool that was created by Tapio Saarenketo in the early 1970s. It is an efficient tool for manual planting of containerized seedlings. The planters can work in an ergonomically...
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Palstave
A palstave is a type of early bronze axe. It was common in the mid-Bronze Age in northern, western and south-western Europe. In the technical sense, although precise definitions differ, an axe is gene...
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Twybil
A twybil is a hand tool used for green woodworking. It is used for chopping out mortises when timber framing, or making smaller pieces such as gates. It combines chopping and levering functions in a s...
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Pendulum saw
A pendulum saw or swing saw is a mechanically powered circular saw with the blade mounted so it can swing into the material.A swing saw is used for cross cutting wood in a sawmill, or for cutting ice ...
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Denailer
A denailer is a tool for removing nails from lumber to facilitate its reuse.Two types of denailer are available.
A portable denailer is a hand-held pneumatically-powered tool.It works by driving o...
Pickaroon
A pickaroon (or picaroon) is a wood-handled, metal-topped log handling tool. It is distinguished from a pike pole by having a shorter handle, no metal point, and an opposite curve to its hook (toward...
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Diameter tape
A diameter tape (D-tape) is a form of dendrometer that consists of a cloth or metal tape that is mainly used to measure diameter at breast height (DBH). DBH is measured at a fixed height of 4.5 feet (...
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Strob Saw Blade
Strob Saw Blades are circular saw blades with the addition of two or more specialised raker/cutters and were invented by Keene S. Strobel (1907-1989) of Everett and Peter E. Heiser of Issaquah. These...
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Hand compass
A hand compass (aka hand bearing compass or sighting compass) is a compact magnetic compass capable of one-hand use and fitted with a sighting device to record a precise bearing or azimuth to a given...
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Ice axe
An ice axe is a multi-purpose hiking and climbing tool used by mountaineers both in the ascent and descent of routes that involve frozen conditions with snow and/or ice. An ice axe can be held and emp...
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Hand axe
A hand axe is a prehistoric stone tool with two faces that is the longest-used tool in human history. It is usually composed of flint or chert. It is characteristic of the lower Acheulean and middle P...
Hand axe - Wikipedia
Froe
A froe (or frow) or shake axe is a tool for cleaving wood by splitting it along the grain. It is an L-shaped tool, used by hammering one edge of its blade into the end of a piece of wood in the dire...
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Peavey (tool)
A peavey or peavey hook is a logging tool consisting of a handle, generally from 30 to 50 inches long (0.75 to 1.25 m), with a metal spike protruding from the end. The spike is rammed into a log, the...
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Seed trap
Seed traps are used in ecology and forestry to capture seeds falling from plants, allowing seed production and dispersal to be quantified. They come in several forms, including funnel traps, sticky tr...
Wedge prism
The wedge prism is a prism with a shallow angle between its input and output surfaces. This angle is usually 3 degrees or less. Refraction at the surfaces causes the prism to deflect light by a fixed ...
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Fire flapper (tool)
A flapper is a wildland firefighting tool that resembles a broom with metal bristles. It is also called a swatter or a beater. It is designed for extinguishing minor fires in rural areas such as hea...
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Biltmore stick
The Biltmore stick is a tool used to measure various tree dimensions, such as diameter at breast height and height. It looks much like an everyday yardstick. A Biltmore stick is considered to be only ...
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Timberjigs
A Timberjig is a light-weight device that is fitted to a chainsaw and makes it possible to cut straight squared boards and planks from a log. The first cut is made with an aluminium or home-made woode...
Billhook
The billhook is a traditional cutting tool used widely in agriculture and forestry for cutting smaller woody material such as shrubs and branches. It is very common in the wine-growing countries of Eu...
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Hoe (tool)
A hoe is an ancient and versatile agricultural tool used to move small amounts of soil. Common goals include weed control by agitating the surface of the soil around plants, piling soil around the ba...
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Mattock
A mattock /ˈmætək/ is a versatile hand tool, used for digging and chopping, similar to the pickaxe. It has a long handle, and a stout head, which combines an axe blade and an adze (cutter mattock) or ...
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