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    Early carpenters axe brought back to life

    I hope I do not get crucified for posting this, but for me it was a no-brainer to do. About a month ago I found this hatchet head about 3" down at an 1888 permission.
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    I love old tools, and it broke my heart to see it in such shape. So with a little elbow grease I was able to turn it into the following.
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    I love it being in usable condition again, and plan to use it for camping with my kids for years to come. So excited to get a razor sharp edge back on this beauty!!
    Last edited by can_slaw; Dec 03, 2017 at 05:25 PM.

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    Nice restoration! It will outlast anything you can buy now
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    Good job on the restoration !
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    Nice work on that. Such a cool find!

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    Great job! That is sweet!
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    Awesome job
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    Thanks all, I appreciate the kind words!
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    Looks good. I'm thinking you have a "shingle hatchet." Has a notch to pull nails, hammer to drive nails and hatchet to trim wood shingles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BosnMate View Post
    Looks good. I'm thinking you have a "shingle hatchet." Has a notch to pull nails, hammer to drive nails and hatchet to trim wood shingles.
    I do. Some called it a shinge hatchet, and others a carpenters hatchet. I called it an axe by mistake, but I could not find where I could edit the title, just the context. Was an honest mistake, I promise.
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    Nice find and restoration!
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    Well done on your restored Chop Chop.
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    Great restoration on the hatchet/axe. I found one years ago and now thinking about cleaning it up.
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    Excellent job! Living history.
    Last edited by RustyGold; Dec 04, 2017 at 04:37 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    Excellent job! Living history.
    Thanks RustyGold!
    My kids and I have already been making kindling with it in the backyard to try it out. I used square nails i dug over the summer as the metal wedges, and re purposed a 20" handle from a 1970's hatchet I had lying around, cutting it down to the proper 14'' length. That way I get a handle with character for the old hatchet, and all of the wedges are correct for the period. It really turned out better than I expected it would.

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    ive found probably over 20 axe heads i keep meaning to clean up and never get to it. Seems like when i get time i just go dig more instead of cleaning.
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