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New Old Hatchet

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New Old Hatchet
on: September 21, 2008, 03:41:59 AM
OK to show how the old ones clean up. Here is my latest, the head was picked up at a antique store for 5$. Then a 10$ handle was soaked for 3 monthes in Kerosene. Then applied to the head, and a little shot of black Krylon.

I wont lie it took most likely 3 hrs of work to get all the rust off the head and all the wear replaced by polishing, however you cant beat the price, and the axx goes into the rotation.

By the way I had to show also the 2 new toys from Def. A 51 Wenger( a non SAK guy review coming), and a Normark crunch sheath. Thanks Def they are great!!!!!!!!
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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 03:59:39 AM
I like the claw head on that one HC :)  Looks like you did a damn fine job of restoration on it.
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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 04:04:40 AM
heres somethin Mike should see :D

i have several very old axe blades that i would try to restore into working axes too.

nice job  mate,nice indeed :salute:


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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 04:07:25 AM
Thanks I have a love of small hatchets and axes. The funny thing is I almost cut off the Claw. I really have no use for them and I figured heck with it I will leave it alone. Just remember to treat the handle well. A good soak is needed and a finish after.
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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 06:17:44 AM
Awww man, you guys are lucky, I'd love to restore some old hachets and axes but there's no junkyards or anything around here. :(
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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 07:27:34 AM
Nice work, HC!  :cheers:

I didn't know about soaking handles in kerosene.
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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #6 on: September 21, 2008, 09:52:54 AM
Great bit of recycling mate :cheers:, I hope she serves you well :)
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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #7 on: September 21, 2008, 12:46:28 PM
Nice work, HC!  :cheers:

I didn't know about soaking handles in kerosene.
It is very old school. Sometimes I just use linseed oil, however on the ones that are going to see a lot of the outside I kero them and then use a parafin wax rubbed in with burlap.
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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #8 on: September 21, 2008, 04:10:30 PM
Nice work, HC!  :cheers:

I didn't know about soaking handles in kerosene.
It is very old school. Sometimes I just use linseed oil, however on the ones that are going to see a lot of the outside I kero them and then use a parafin wax rubbed in with burlap.

So you started soaking the handle in kerosene three months ago? Do you have others soaking right now for the next ax head you find?
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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #9 on: September 21, 2008, 06:33:36 PM
Nice to finally see some of the collection showing up here!  :D

Glad to see you are enjoying the sheath and the Ranger!  Eric (Normark, www.onscenetactical.com) does some great work!

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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #10 on: September 21, 2008, 10:16:10 PM
http://video.kansatieteellisetfilmit.fi/videot/wmv/hires/Puukolla_ja_kirveella.wmv
 

if youre intrested to see how the good old axe handles were made,take the time to down load this old(its fom finland @ 1930´s) b&w documentary,where one common amn makes one,just with small puukko+axe+saw.ive watched this few times before i made my own handle just by using the film as guide.


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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008, 10:26:41 PM
Nice work, HC!  :cheers:

I didn't know about soaking handles in kerosene.
It is very old school. Sometimes I just use linseed oil, however on the ones that are going to see a lot of the outside I kero them and then use a parafin wax rubbed in with burlap.

So you started soaking the handle in kerosene three months ago? Do you have others soaking right now for the next ax head you find?

I actually have one soaking now for 1 month. It is for a hudsons bay head I got in York Me.
I really cant have a bunch soaking so when I have a head I get the handle and start the process. Heads are everywere, and you can fit them them soak them.
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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #12 on: September 22, 2008, 07:25:09 AM
http://video.kansatieteellisetfilmit.fi/videot/wmv/hires/Puukolla_ja_kirveella.wmv


if youre intrested to see how the good old axe handles were made,take the time to down load this old(its fom finland @ 1930´s) b&w documentary,where one common amn makes one,just with small puukko+axe+saw.ive watched this few times before i made my own handle just by using the film as guide.

Great video! I really liked that. Thanks for posting the link! :cheers:

It's rare to find such a large video about something like that available for download.
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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #13 on: September 22, 2008, 09:38:49 AM
http://video.kansatieteellisetfilmit.fi/videot/wmv/hires/Puukolla_ja_kirveella.wmv
 

if youre intrested to see how the good old axe handles were made,take the time to down load this old(its fom finland @ 1930´s) b&w documentary,where one common amn makes one,just with small puukko+axe+saw.ive watched this few times before i made my own handle just by using the film as guide.
Great video mate :), nice to see a bit of Puukko porn too :)
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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #14 on: November 29, 2008, 05:49:51 AM
That is a nice looking hatchet HC :tu: I haven't ever replaced a handle on a hatchet, but I have replaced several brick hammer handles and claw hammers :) I usually find them on Ebay and get them cheap enough.  I love the end result of a practically new hammer when I am through cleaning, sharpening, rehandling and sometimes repainting the head of it.  I try to find older discontinued brands (mostly Belknap Blugrass Brick hammers) also other obscure brands but just about any will do

Great thread :cheers:


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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #15 on: November 29, 2008, 10:09:02 AM
Right. I forgot to say nice work.

Also.

Dibs! :D
Got those frog legs.


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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #16 on: December 01, 2008, 07:08:25 AM
Beautiful work,glad you didn't remove the claw,that's the first one I've seen like that,and thanks for the kerosene tip. :salute:


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Re: New Old Hatchet
Reply #17 on: December 01, 2008, 10:22:00 AM
Thanks Smitty
I got to say I love the old choppers a ton more than the new ones! They have a style all on thier own.
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