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Neglected hatchet

nz Offline Syncop8r

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Neglected hatchet
on: April 20, 2019, 09:07:08 AM
Found buried in the ground but then left where it can still get wet:



nz Offline zoidberg

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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 11:06:16 AM
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 11:16:51 AM
Nice! I'm guessing it wasn't always a hatchet though.  :like:


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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 11:41:39 AM
 :iagree: :popcorn:
Nice! I'm guessing it wasn't always a hatchet though.  :like:
Maybe it was an axe, but then it shrunk from the rusting.
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 11:50:38 AM
nice find. bet you can restore it easily
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #5 on: April 20, 2019, 11:54:18 AM
Technically not mine. I should have taken a pic of it today after sanding the handle and wire-brushing the head.  :doh:


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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 12:48:46 PM
Damn focus...



I honestly expected the handle to crumble in my hands when sanding as it has decomposed a bit... I think that is why the handle is dark too. I won't sand that off as the handle is getting too thin as it is. It gives it character too.


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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #7 on: April 25, 2019, 12:56:13 PM
that's looking great, especially given where it started!
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #8 on: April 25, 2019, 02:47:04 PM
Great job  :hatsoff:
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #9 on: April 25, 2019, 03:40:45 PM
I agree this is looking really nice, good save  :like:
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #10 on: April 25, 2019, 09:34:59 PM

    :ahhh

Excellent! I'm very impressed with how it looks now  :salute: :salute: :salute: 
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #11 on: April 25, 2019, 09:40:23 PM
The first pic doesn't really show it but that side is very pitted.


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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #12 on: April 25, 2019, 09:43:31 PM
It looks good from where I am sitting,
Linseed oil the handle then rub some into the head  :tu:
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #13 on: April 25, 2019, 09:47:35 PM
That's the plan. I might give the head a little soak in white vinegar first though.  :cheers:


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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #14 on: April 25, 2019, 09:54:14 PM
Once you have done that you can't turn the clock back regarding appearance
How about oil the head first to see if you like how it looks, if not you can always go the vinegar route  :think:
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #15 on: April 25, 2019, 10:09:50 PM
Good you managed to save the handle, looks great  :tu:
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #16 on: April 26, 2019, 01:37:39 PM
Good you managed to save the handle, looks great  :tu:

Wot he said.  :iagree:  :like:


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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #17 on: April 26, 2019, 01:59:49 PM
It looks good from where I am sitting,
Linseed oil the handle then rub some into the head  :tu:

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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #18 on: April 27, 2019, 04:14:08 AM
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #19 on: April 27, 2019, 09:22:28 PM
knew that you'll do wonders with it
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #20 on: April 27, 2019, 11:14:30 PM
Awesome!   :like:


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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #21 on: May 01, 2019, 08:57:49 AM
The pitting on mostly one side of the head:


I ignored everyone's advice and soaked it in white vinegar overnight:

The cramps are just to make the container narrower so that I don't need to use as much vinegar.

The next morning I gave it a little scrub:


Next I scrubbed it with a wire brush, gave the handle three coats of boiled linseed oil (with the head getting the first two coats as well) and gave it a rough sharpen with a file:



It looks like the vinegar did affect the handle as it's very dark close to the head. I don't think it matters on this project but good to know for future reference.


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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #22 on: May 01, 2019, 12:46:40 PM
Looks good :like:

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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #23 on: May 01, 2019, 01:53:28 PM
Good work, Syncop8r! :like:

Always nice to see a good old tool a second life. :)
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #24 on: May 02, 2019, 07:12:58 AM







 :salute: :salute: :salute: :cheers:
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #25 on: May 02, 2019, 10:27:51 AM
 :hatsoff:


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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #26 on: May 02, 2019, 07:34:02 PM
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gb Offline Captain Sabretache

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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #27 on: May 13, 2019, 04:14:07 PM
That looks great. i love restoring old tools. I found a beat up old axe at a car-boot sale the blade was chipped to hell and the head was rusty not mention the head was wobbly. I thoroughly enjoyed fixing it up. I shall be posting it in action for my merit badge. :tu:
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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #28 on: May 13, 2019, 05:34:44 PM
That looks great. i love restoring old tools. I found a beat up old axe at a car-boot sale the blade was chipped to hell and the head was rusty not mention the head was wobbly. I thoroughly enjoyed fixing it up. I shall be posting it in action for my merit badge. :tu:


Sounds really cool, look forward to that!  :tu:


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Re: Neglected hatchet
Reply #29 on: May 14, 2019, 06:52:07 AM

Do you have any pictures of your restoration Captain S?
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