Axe head restoration

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Axe head restoration

Post by Citizen H » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:28 pm

Axe head restoration

Hand firmly in the air.... I'm a Scavenger!

Long story short a local house with stables (dilapidated) is up for public auction, with planning permission to demolish all buildings, this was a enough for a quick look see.... not much left of any use other than this mega axe head! it looks a bit heavy duty tree felling type of job, I'm looking to clean it up and move it on as it wont fit in my pack, more photos as it happens,

All the best "H"
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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by Citizen H » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:31 pm

not sure why this photo hasn't attached to the original post..... ho hum!?!?
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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by Citizen H » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:32 pm

not sure why this photo hasn't attached to the original post either..... ho hum!?!?
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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by ForgeCorvus » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:43 pm

Not too bad for free ;)

You've got a fairly modern all-steel 'Scandinavian' type felling axe head there.
It will be a good cutting axe due to the long taper.

Whats your plan to start ?
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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by Citizen H » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:27 am

hello ForgeCorvus,

1st point is to soak it in used oil for a couple of days, then taking a dull blade loosen an remove all the rust, I cant see any makers marks as yet but cleaning may reveal more information, more photos and updates as it happens,

cheers "H"
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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by Arwen Thebard » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:24 pm

Looks a decent size using the keys as a scale.
Whats the weight?
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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by grenfell » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:11 am

One good thing is that the back of the head doesn't look like it's ever been hit with a hammer. I've seen a fair few that are really quite upset .

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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by Arwen Thebard » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:48 pm

Axe Porn.
Sorry I couldn't resist, I just had to show off my collection. I have no idea or excuse why I have so many. :D
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Re: Axe head restoration

Post by ForgeCorvus » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:56 pm

Arwen Thebard wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Axe Porn.
Sorry I couldn't resist, I just had to show off my collection. I have no idea or excuse why I have so many. :D
You think six is a lot ?....... I really have a problem then :oops:


"My name is Crow, and I'm an axe-oholic " :)


You've got some nice looking steel there mate.
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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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