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    Super Small Hatchet Restoration!

    Hey guys! Recently I bought this small hatchet (picture below) at an antique shop for $4. The hatchet was rusted over and I thought it would be a nice project to make brand new and useable.
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    I begain by taking most of the rust off with my benchtop sander with 80 grit. After that, I grabbed a couple of files to get in the corners the disc sander couldn't get too. I then put some higher sandpaper on and polished and shappened the blade. I then begain to buff out the hatchet with a polishing compound. Then I started making the handel out of scrap popler I had. Its a pretty simple handel and then I glued the hatchet head to the handel with gorila glue.
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    I think it came out great!

    I also made a video on my YouTube channel if you wanted to follow along that way


    Thanks for checking it out!
    Enjoying the world outside with an AT Pro in my hand!

    Let God have the glory!

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    Hope you didn't heat the blade up too much,otherwise,there goes the temper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red James Cash View Post
    Hope you didn't heat the blade up too much,otherwise,there goes the temper.
    No, I didn't heat it up to much! I think it will be fine
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    Great restoration, looks similar to a roofing hammer, the kind they use for wood shingles.

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    OMG i found that same hatchet last year...of course mine chipped when i was removing the rust. Great restoration!

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    It was much worse before i cleaned it.
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    Last edited by Ammoman; Jan 15, 2019 at 09:17 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammoman View Post
    OMG i found that same hatchet last year...of course mine chipped when i was removing the rust. Great restoration!

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    That looks ancient!
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    Very nice looking relic.
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    Those, I believe are actually intended as toys.
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    Great job,, it's ready to be hung on a wall
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icewing View Post
    Those, I believe are actually intended as toys.
    lol yep...try marketing a toy like that today!
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    Dig till you drop!

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    Congrats on the nice restoration work!

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    Super nice restoration!!! I have an old 19th century axe I’ve been planning to re-handle but I’m going to leave the patina
    “I was a kid once, but I wasn’t very good at it”

 

 

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