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    Peavey Handle

    I recently made a hasty decision to sell my vintage peavey (which I still occasionally use). It was well used and poorly taken care of before I acquired it along with some other peavey parts.
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    I decided to use this peavey hardware to build a replacement tool.
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    I am able to trace the history of this hardware to a timber company that had a sawmill within 3 miles of my home. The mill has not operated since 1917. The company owned the mill, the town, the timberlands (115,000 acres), the railroads, and the valley and still owns the timberlands today. They had a company store in the town that operated until 1940 when the town was sold to the Corp of Engineers for a flood control project. This, along with many other tools, were moved from the store to the company manager's rebuilt house (he was frugal), outside the flood plain, when the town was demolished. A friend of mine now owns the house and he gave me a number of these tools that were still in the basement when he bought it.
    While it has some rust on it, there are no signs that it was ever used. Even what is left of the handle shows no signs of use or abuse, other than the handle being neatly cut off from the hardware (did someone need a handle quickly for another use and this was the only thing in the store inventory that filled the bill?).

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    The pike tip came out very easily by clamping it in a vise and spinning the tapered metal cuff with its grab hook. Then the remainder of the wooden handle popped out with some light blows of a hammer. I was surprised to see the way the pike point was made with a taper to help wedge the wooden handle into the metal cuff.

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    I found an old white oak 3 X 4 that was long enough that had been used as a stud in an old barn. I cut it to rough length of about 48", jointed two adjacent faced, planed the second face and ripped it into a square. All the while trying to remove as many defects a possible. I then laid-out center lines, taper lines and the location of the end of the tapered metal cuff on all the sides. Using a 20" band saw, I cut the tapers on all four sides.

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    Using a drawknife, I then cut-off the corners to create an octagon shape.

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    Using a outside curve spoke shave, the lengthy task of rounding all the corners off to create the rounded shape began.

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    To help keep the handle a true as possible (especially on the tapered metal cuff end), I needed to create reference surfaces with a hand plane.

    I would have liked to have turned this on a lathe but my lathe only has a capacity of 36" and the handle needed is 48", and anyone who has used a peavey or cant hook on a large crooked log knows you need as long a handle as possible for good leverage.
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    LOG ARCH 30" X 12FT CAPACITY
    HF CAT. 1 QUICK HITCH
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    BALLAST HOLDER FOR 24 SOLID CORE CEMENT BLOCK (672 LBS PLUS)
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    Truer words were never spoken

    Quote Originally Posted by Nebraska View Post
    I recently made a hasty decision to sell my vintage peavey (which I still occasionally use). It was well used and poorly taken care of before I acquired it along with some other peavey parts.
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    I decided to use this peavey hardware to build a replacement tool.
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    I am able to trace the history of this hardware to a timber company that had a sawmill within 3 miles of my home. The mill has not operated since 1917. The company owned the mill, the town, the timberlands (115,000 acres), the railroads, and the valley and still owns the timberlands today. They had a company store in the town that operated until 1940 when the town was sold to the Corp of Engineers for a flood control project. This, along with many other tools, were moved from the store to the company manager's rebuilt house (he was frugal), outside the flood plain, when the town was demolished. A friend of mine now owns the house and he gave me a number of these tools that were still in the basement when he bought it.
    While it has some rust on it, there are no signs that it was ever used. Even what is left of the handle shows no signs of use or abuse, other than the handle being neatly cut off from the hardware (did someone need a handle quickly for another use and this was the only thing in the store inventory that filled the bill?).

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    The pike tip came out very easily by clamping it in a vise and spinning the tapered metal cuff with its grab hook. Then the remainder of the wooden handle popped out with some light blows of a hammer. I was surprised to see the way the pike point was made with a taper to help wedge the wooden handle into the metal cuff.

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    I found an old white oak 3 X 4 that was long enough that had been used as a stud in an old barn. I cut it to rough length of about 48", jointed two adjacent faced, planed the second face and ripped it into a square. All the while trying to remove as many defects a possible. I then laid-out center lines, taper lines and the location of the end of the tapered metal cuff on all the sides. Using a 20" band saw, I cut the tapers on all four sides.

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    Using a drawknife, I then cut-off the corners to create an octagon shape.

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    Using a outside curve spoke shave, the lengthy task of rounding all the corners off to create the rounded shape began.

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    To help keep the handle a true as possible (especially on the tapered metal cuff end), I needed to create reference surfaces with a hand plane.

    I would have liked to have turned this on a lathe but my lathe only has a capacity of 36" and the handle needed is 48", and anyone who has used a peavey or cant hook on a large crooked log knows you need as long a handle as possible for good leverage.
    Amen to those words. Leverage is key. I've never done a peavey but have rebuilt cant hooks. Dogwood also works pretty well.

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    I like what you have done. I used one of those many many times back in the late 70s on power poles when I worked on power lines back in Nebraska.
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    It's a time since I used a Peavey

    Most of the time we used cant hooks instead of peaveys. Nice to see you are working on one. It will be nice when you finish!
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    I had a peavy years ago. I took the hook off it and a fabricator friend made one of these log lifters for me with it. Awesome for getting logs off the ground when cutting firewood.

    Of course that was before I had a tractor, loader, and forks.......

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    The Peavey tool is still being made in Eddington, Maine, They offer a variety of hardwood pieces, including commemerative walking sticks which Galen Cole and the Cole Transportation Museum in Bangor has been giving them to veterans at the start of the Bangor Veterans Day parade for almost 20 years now.

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    Completed Peavey

    Over the Easter Holydays I completed the peavey project. When fitting the tapered metal cuff, I found out that it was cast iron with a slight oval shape that would have still needed hand fitting even if it had been turned on a wood lathe. Imperfections in the wood were filled with polyester resin after the handle was fitted and shaped, then the pike point hole was drilled using various diameter bits to create a series of stepped holes to match the diameter changes in the shaft of the pike point. The tapered section of the hole was faired with an in-channel firmer gouge (this operation went better than expected even though the cutting was against the grain) and then the pike point was inserted into the hole and spun with a drill to lap it into the hole to an acceptable depth (this forging was rough enough to grind away the wood as it was spun to get the fit needed). After final sanding of the handle and abrasive brushing and painting the tapered cuff and hook, the parts were assembled. Watco Natural Oil finish was applied to the handle and the pike point to complete the project.

    The company that manufactured the metal parts was on the hook. "WARREN AXE & TOOL CO."
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    "WARREN, PA" was cast into the metal cuff.
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    The finished and fitted metal parts.
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    The completed peavey waiting to be used.
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    200CX FRONT END LOADER
    54" SNOW BLOWER WITH SPRING WEIGHT-EQUALIZER
    REAR WORK LIGHT
    62" MID MOUNT MOWER


    MASSEY-FERGUSON 14 HYDROSTAT, 1975
    42"MOWER DECK
    42" SNOW BLOWER
    3PT HITCH

    LOG ARCH 30" X 12FT CAPACITY
    HF CAT. 1 QUICK HITCH
    COUNTYLINE CARRY-ALL
    2 FIREWOOD HAULERS--1/4 th cord capacity
    BALLAST HOLDER FOR 24 SOLID CORE CEMENT BLOCK (672 LBS PLUS)
    DRAW BAR STABILIER WITH 2" BALL MOUNT
    PIRANHA TOOTH BAR

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    Good job! Seeing the background in those shots - I'd like to get a shop tour....
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    That's pretty cool! I would have done the same thing...made my own handle! I had a friend that was going to build a cannon...yeah a real one. His brother worked at a machine shop. He was trying to figure out how he was going to make wooden wheels, when I told him I'd make some. having read and owning several of the Foxfire books, I had one that detailed how they made wooden wagon wheels. I set out to make him a set of wheels and got one almost completed when he told me he gave up on the idea. I'll have to post a pic of that sometimes...The hub was carved out of an old oak 4x4 and I made the spokes and wooden wheel that would be attached. It's a neat conversation piece I show to people sometimes....oh and the gun stocks I've made too.....gonna make a lamp out of one of them one day.....
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