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ďFacesĒ in the Piney Woods: Tools

Turpentine Tools

Gillis Carterís home place barn outside Willacoochee has a collection of old agricultural tools and pieces of equipment, many of which are specifically from the turpentine industry.  The tools of the trade captivate him as much as the trees and the work itself:

I donít know what intrigues me so much about shovels and hoes and axes, but I canít go by one without buying it at an antique market or either picking one up in a junk pile and cleaning it up and putting me a handle in it.  I know Iím not gonna be able to swing that axe right on, but I like to have several of Ďem anyhow.  But Iíve just enjoyed my little collection. 

 

        In the following video clips Carter talks about various tools in his collection.

 

Box Axe 

Maul and Broad Axe

Tins
Tin and Gutter Pullers

Gutter Chisel

Calipers

Bush Axe

Axe Handles

Yearling Box Puller

Long-handled Puller

Hacks

Acid Bottle

Acid vs. Hacks

Cups

Hanging Box

Gutter and apron

Scrape Box

Dip Bucket

Using Mules

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