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nz Offline Syncop8r

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Another flea market project
on: May 01, 2016, 02:27:56 PM
I got this today, best of a bad bunch of worn axe heads:




Now.... what to do with it?  :think:


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 02:54:50 PM
Send it to me?


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Re: Another flea market project
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us Offline Poncho65

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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #5 on: May 01, 2016, 04:17:01 PM
Looks to be very restorable :tu: I would clean it up some sharpen it and hang it :cheers:

Send it to me?

Got to get up earlier if I am gonna beat anyone with that line :facepalm: :rofl:

Owe and BTW good luck with the restore :tu:


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #6 on: May 01, 2016, 09:06:02 PM

Elwell, good bit of steel there  :tu:

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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #7 on: May 01, 2016, 10:57:40 PM
I haven't done this before, I guess the next step is clean the rust off...


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #8 on: May 02, 2016, 12:03:22 AM
I haven't done this before, I guess the next step is clean the rust off...

Check with Tony,  he has the market cornered on rusty English axe heads....  Soak it in vinegar and take a brass wire brush to it.
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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #9 on: May 02, 2016, 02:24:29 AM

I would clean it up some sharpen it and USE THAT PIG!


Fixed.


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #10 on: May 02, 2016, 03:25:10 AM
Does the number refer to a weight or size? Looks not much bigger than a hatchet.


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #11 on: May 02, 2016, 06:18:12 AM
Does the number refer to a weight or size? Looks not much bigger than a hatchet.

Could be either ;) Really depends on what the manufacturer wanted it to be really :tu: In your case the way it looks to me it is the weight of it in pounds perhaps :think:

I have seen them refer to the weight or if they make/made several different models then it could be that model/size number. I have seen this in both axes and sledges :tu:
« Last Edit: May 02, 2016, 06:22:27 AM by Poncho65 »


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #12 on: May 02, 2016, 06:21:01 AM

I would clean it up some sharpen it and USE THAT PIG!


Fixed.

He can't use it without a handle :pok: Hang as in handle it ;) :D


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #13 on: May 02, 2016, 08:12:25 AM

Yep it's Two and three quarter pounds  :tu:

Watch this  :salute:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I55QyJXHk2E

If you take a look in here you will see some options for finishing your axe head  ;)
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,41665.0.html

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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #14 on: May 02, 2016, 09:51:41 AM
 :cheers:

It's soaking in vinegar now and after a couple of days it has a date with an abrasive disc on the angle grinder.


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #15 on: May 02, 2016, 10:30:59 AM
 :popcorn:


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #16 on: May 02, 2016, 12:49:32 PM
:cheers:

It's soaking in vinegar now and after a couple of days it has a date with an abrasive disc on the angle grinder.

I guess you already know to use lots of water to keep the steel cool
And it would be safer to hang it before giving it a sharp edge (I always forget that part  :-[ )

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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #17 on: May 02, 2016, 01:19:04 PM
By abrasive disc I mean it's like a pot scrub, not a grinding or cutting disc... however I may need to use something heavy duty to tidy up the shape of the cutting edge.


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #18 on: May 02, 2016, 01:30:08 PM

Ah OK, I’ve never tried one of those, watching with interest  :popcorn:
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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #19 on: May 03, 2016, 09:29:27 PM
:cheers:

It's soaking in vinegar now and after a couple of days it has a date with an abrasive disc on the angle grinder.

I guess you already know to use lots of water to keep the steel cool
And it would be safer to hang it before giving it a sharp edge (I always forget that part  :-[ )

 :cheers:

Yeah going by my steps I had him sharpen it first before putting the handle as well ::) :D

Always better to put handle first then sharpen ;)


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #20 on: May 03, 2016, 09:30:45 PM

Yep it's Two and three quarter pounds  :tu:

Watch this  :salute:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I55QyJXHk2E

If you take a look in here you will see some options for finishing your axe head  ;)
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,41665.0.html

I always love watching that video :dd: We need to put a link in  a thread and make that a sticky in the Axe Hole :cheers:


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #21 on: May 19, 2016, 11:42:15 AM
An update of sorts.... (no internet for weeks...):

I soaked the axe head in white vinegar. I only filled it just above the the equator and turned it over daily:



The problem is this meant the side that was out of the water would start rusting up again:



The grinder wheel got a bit hot and bits of hot plastic were flying at me and sticking to my clothes... I think it's not meant for cleaning metal, just removing paint. (The metal did not heat up at all)


After removing the rust I coated it in linseed oil. It is quite pitted. This is where it is at now:



It looks larger than my hatchet so I'm guessing I should go for a two-handed handle. These are about $40 here so maybe I will make one...


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #22 on: May 19, 2016, 01:20:16 PM

Yep it's Two and three quarter pounds  :tu:

Watch this  :salute:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I55QyJXHk2E

If you take a look in here you will see some options for finishing your axe head  ;)
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,41665.0.html

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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #23 on: May 23, 2016, 11:40:25 AM
They also show how to hang an axe in the related video "Handtools for Trail Work" (Part 2). There's also a Leatherman being used on a saw in Part 1.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2016, 12:20:38 PM by Syncop8r »


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Reply #24 on: May 23, 2016, 06:50:19 PM

You might find one or two interesting videos in this thread  :tu:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,30096.0.html

(That will keep you lot quiet for an hour or two   :D )
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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #25 on: May 24, 2016, 05:18:51 AM

You might find one or two interesting videos in this thread  :tu:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,30096.0.html

(That will keep you lot quiet for an hour or two   :D )

Perhaps longer than an hour or 2 ::) :D :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #26 on: May 24, 2016, 06:37:11 AM
I look through them now and then, keeps me out of trouble for a while   :)
Not all about axes but interesting anyway  :tu:

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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #27 on: May 24, 2016, 08:09:15 AM
What does the inscription say?

"Made in England"
"???"
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Reply #28 on: May 24, 2016, 08:50:18 AM
What does the inscription say?

"Made in England"
"???"

Yes.
And ELWELL 2 3/4 on the other side.


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Re: Another flea market project
Reply #29 on: May 31, 2016, 11:14:33 AM
Damnit, pitting in the sharpening zone....



 

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