Axe head restoration

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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by Citizen H » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:39 am

Arwen Thebard wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Looks a decent size using the keys as a scale.
Whats the weight?
its 7 lbs, whilst cleaning its beginning to show makers marks, I'm building up to a big reveal....... :lol:
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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by Citizen H » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:41 am

Arwen Thebard wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Looks a decent size using the keys as a scale.
Whats the weight?
Its a English manufacturer, pre 1951. woo Hoo.
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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by Citizen H » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:03 pm

a bit of an update, a couple of days of mild cleaning (no power tools or harsh chemicals involved)

Revels that its a Brades Co Axe head which pre dates it 1951 there are some areas of pitting but there's an area that looks like badly pitting however this is was left by the cast when the axe was made.

I think I've gone as far as I want to with it and due to its weight I wont be using it (to heavy for my pack)

so I guess I will be moving it on.
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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by grenfell » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:59 pm

I can understand why 7LBs is a tad on the heavy side to lump around on a pack but it almost seems a shame not to put a handle and an edge on it even if it is a stay at home jobbie. Perhaps that's just me not wanting to see tools unused .

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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by Citizen H » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:22 am

grenfell wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:59 pm
I can understand why 7LBs is a tad on the heavy side to lump around on a pack but it almost seems a shame not to put a handle and an edge on it even if it is a stay at home jobbie. Perhaps that's just me not wanting to see tools unused .
Like yourself I'm a practical type of fella, who would rather a tool be used than have sat in a shed awaiting the day that I might need such an axe, this being said, Its already been claimed and the fine details are still being worked out, it will be re hung and re edged, so rest assured it will go to a good home and be used as nature intended.

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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by grenfell » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:58 pm

At least the story has a happy ending . :D

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