Last summer I bought pickaroon (hookaroon) head at flea market. I had an old axe handle bought from yard sale.
Yesterday, I had time to clean up head, scrap finish off handle & oil handle, hanging head & install roll pin. Basically, putting new life into two old pieces to combine for a useful tool when cutting and splitting firewood.
Common tool on the RR for handling wooden track crossties. Used them often for spreading ties along the track from the rackflats on the worktrain. Had a bunch of them on hand.Occasionally if one got stuck in the tie too far they would stay in the tie when you whipped them off the moving train.If you didnt let it go,you would wind up flying off the top of the rackflat with the tie and pickeroon,lol. I use one on the trapline for handling(throwing around or dragging) beaver carcasses after skinning.
Last edited by Boco; 04/15/2308:26 AM.
Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Shoulda been named “back saver”. Hauling and handeling firewood takes me waaaay longer without one. If I forget it, I go back for it.
Here’s a new one from Menards or Fleet Farm, I can’t remember. A few years ago the only place I could find them was in Canada. Now it seems they are everywhere. I keep several new and very old around the house and Canada camp. Some styles of heads, pick/hook work better with different types of wood, or frozen/thawed wood.
Looks like a good job! I wish I knew how to hang a handle the right way.
Better look at quite a few videos, not just one. Lots of U-toobers just don't know what they're talking about. Anyone can make a video, but a lot of them are clueless. Trick is to find a majority consensus.
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I've used a hookeroon for many years. It works great for standing a piece of firewood upright for splitting or unloading firewood from the bed of a Pickup. I also use one a lot on a sawmill to make adjustments in the position of the log on the mill.
Great re purpose Hern! Looks awesome, I got a couple old heads laying around I need to try that on. I made a short handled one out of a broken Eastwing. I keep around the splitter for moving stuff around. Never realized how ugly it was till I looked at your pics. Lol!