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Not an Uncle John Pirogue Seat

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by beekeeper, May 31, 2009.

  1. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    I believe your a real wood worker! The hand made bench fits the church well. I'll bet those pews keep folks sitting straight up and awake!

  2. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Pews actually sit pretty well. They look simple, but they are angled correctly and are a comfortable height. Some are better than others depending on how level, or sturdy they might be.
    Most discomfort in church is related to how bad the preacher is stepping on one's toes, more than the comfort of the benches. :)

  3. seedtick

    seedtick Well-Known Member

    sometimes they have been known to stray from preaching and go to meddling
  4. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    If we're going to tslk church a minute, I prefer one where they minister to needs of the people, not preach "thou shall" and "thou shalt not". And, that maybrefer to what Seedtick was thinking.
  5. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Take tools with broken handles add left over paddle making wood(ash), draw knife, spoke shave and elbow grease = serviceable tools.

  6. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    O Boy I have swung one of those Brush Axes a lot of times. It's the one tool that will take down a Cabbage Palm. If you want to snack on the cabbage heart it will chop it out in a couple of strokes. That's the only way to get rid of a cabbage palm and enjoy the rewards of your work.
    Palmettos chop along the base and they will roll out of the way with the last swing of the axe.

    I still have a Brush Axe out in the shop and it has to be pretty old. As a kid I thought it was a mid evil weapon of some sort. later in the middle 50's I found out what it was for when dad had me clean out some underbrush with it. Years later I cleaned out 3 acres to put a mobile home in under some huge oaks when I got back from the military.
    It is my favorite chopping tool for getting a job done.
  7. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Looks and sounds too much like work to me. But, I do admire you rubbing in that linseed oil into those handles.
  8. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Brush axes are very efficient tools for cutting bushes and even sapling size trees. Safer than a power saw or regular axe.
    My Dad referred to them as "ditch bank knifes". The two pictured are the smaller size and were made recently. They had round handles that would twist in your hand. I made the new ones flat like the older models.

  9. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Paddle handles are similar. Oval cross-section works beter for me than round. Axe handles too.
  10. doc

    doc Active Member

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think the proper name for the "bush axe" is Kaiser Blade. Doc.
  11. mike

    mike Well-Known Member

    Back in a previous life when I was a land surveyor, we called them brush hooks. I hated the damn things! My machete was my tool of choice. If it was too big for that, it was time to break out the chainsaw.

  12. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    The fella says, "I ike bisskits n mustuhd, UNN HUHH!"
  13. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    I enjoy making these simple chairs:

  14. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    You're an old softy, Grandpa. (Good on ya!)
  15. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Jack, my son says I'm pathetic with the grandkids and I say I'm, but enjoying every minute of it. :D
    My two have outgrown kids chairs so this one goes to an acquaintance's new born who will have to grow into it. It won't take long the way time flies.

  16. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Just add long legs and a tray to make a high chair.
    Then, shorten the legs just a bit for a juniour chair for a 4-12 year old.
    Then shorten the legs a bit more for a young adult.
    Then shorten back to original length for that kid's kid.
    Then attach wheels for you to use it as a wheel chair.
    Then . . . . .
    Last edited: May 30, 2017
  17. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    What is time to a hammer?
    Spent better part of a day making a handle for a hammer I hardly ever use. O well I probably saved $4 0r $5.:rolleyes:
  18. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    MUCH prettier wood.

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