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by Double Ott
March 8th, 2016, 6:04 pm
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 10015

Re: Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!

Thank you so much for sharing. This a wagon that would have been used to sprinkle water on the winter roads to help them freeze for the weight of the sleds and for the horses. It may have also been used by the volunteer fire fighters. http://www.joycetice.com/business/decker.jpg They moved/skidded o...
by Double Ott
March 8th, 2016, 3:50 pm
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 10015

Re: Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!

Are those shoes from Michigan? I know the lumber companies would ice the roads to make it easier for horses to pull the sleds loaded with cut timber. Some of that history is on display at the Hartwick Pines CCC museum. They came from either northern WI. or the U.P. MI. I can't find a picture right ...
by Double Ott
March 8th, 2016, 3:19 pm
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 10015

Re: Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!

Are those shoes from Michigan? I know the lumber companies would ice the roads to make it easier for horses to pull the sleds loaded with cut timber. Some of that history is on display at the Hartwick Pines CCC museum. They came from either northern WI. or the U.P. MI. I can't find a picture right ...
by Double Ott
March 6th, 2016, 9:56 am
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 10015

Re: Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!

This heavy horseshoe might be a candidate for a springboard metal toe. It will need some work. http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/aloAAOSwKtlWicPw/s-l1600.jpg It is the bottom shoe. The top two have calks that are too sharp. I'll bet they worked well on frozen skidding trails. http://i.ebayimg.com/images...
by Double Ott
March 5th, 2016, 4:15 pm
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 10015

Re: Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!

Jim, You are the man. I have a collection of horseshoes that have heavy calks on them. They were used when the teams had to skid heavy loads over dirt roads and trails that had been soaked with water to freeze hard in the winter months. The frozen trails were the only way that the heavy loads could ...
by Double Ott
March 4th, 2016, 12:44 pm
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 10015

Re: Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!

Thank you for the suggestion. I did see that they had a picture of one on their site. But I couldn't find one for sale. I have just sent Larry Harris an email inquiry to see if they can help me out.

Thank you again for the suggestion.

My regards, Tom
by Double Ott
March 4th, 2016, 11:04 am
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 10015

Looking for a springboard (toe) Please help!

Gentlemen & Ladies, I'm looking for one or two springboards. I just need the actual steel toe piece. I have searched the internet for hours with no luck. I know that they show up on Ebay once and a while. But there isn't any listed there now. Please let me know what you have for trade or for sale. M...
by Double Ott
January 28th, 2016, 10:11 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Axe with hardened poll?
RepliesCOLON 16
ViewsCOLON 14340

Re: Axe with hardened poll?

Trailcrew, I think that you are looking fot a Carpenters hatchet. Just Google Carpenters Hatchet and you'll get several to choose from, Good luck, Tom A few examples..... http://www.amazon.com/Estwing-E2H-Carpenters-Hatchet-Leather/dp/B0002JT0C8 http://www.toolup.com/EstWing-E32H-Solid-Steel-Carpent...
by Double Ott
January 28th, 2016, 9:49 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Saw Filing Class, June 25, 2016 near Minneapolis
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 3108

Re: Saw Filing Class, June 25, 2016 near Minneapolis

Hi John,I have marked my calendar and I'm tentatively planning on making to your workshop again. It was a great class last year. It would be great to have a refresher class as follow up. Gentleman, if you can make it, this is a great course to get you started on being able to maintain your saw(s). I...
by Double Ott
January 28th, 2016, 8:45 am
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON New to the forum
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 5014

Re: New to the forum

Image Mammut,

There's a nice group of guys & gals here.

Tom