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    My hatchet restoration.

    Found this hatchet on a farm near my house. I restored the head and made the handle from a ash log from my property. I'm going to give it to the home owner as a token of my appreciation.

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    very nice....can you show a pic of the dug condition?
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    Unfortunately I had it in vinegar before I thought about it. This was the least crusty and pitted that I had. This is also my first restoration of this kind. I have about 6 ax and 1 hatchet in a box of stuff my wife and I have found. Wanted to do a test run on one I wasn't going to keep. I believe this hatchet is probably 1930 to 1950.
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    This is the only head we have where the back of it isn't mushroomed horribly.

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    Beveled the edge and afixed the head to the handle today.

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    Beautiful work!
    Mike (aka Dizz)

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    Hi. I have a big mattock that I want to restore, but don’t really know where to begin. Mind sharing any tips on how to restore iron? Your axe came out in amazing shape!

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    I soaked it in vinegar and water for three days then ground the rust and pits off with a 4" disc grinder. Followed by an orbital sander using 60 grit - 220 grit to smooth it all down.
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    That is a beautiful restoration job you did. The owner is going to appreciate that. Good luck and thanks for posting pics!


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