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    1912 logging camp sledge hammer restore

    I wish I would have taken some before pics as I didnít expect such great results. I soaked the hammer in vinegar for three weeks changing the vinegar weekly and hitting it with a wire brush. I finished it with a wire wheel and just need a handleClick image for larger version. 

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    Great job!
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    Looks good!
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    Looks like you did a nice job cleaning it up.
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    Very nice restoration!
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    Gonna put a new handle and re-use it??
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    White Cider Vinegar,,
    There is a product called, "Renaissance Wax" that will keep it from rusting up again.
    Great Job
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    Quote Originally Posted by highnam View Post
    I wish I would have taken some before pics as I didn’t expect such great results. I soaked the hammer in vinegar for three weeks changing the vinegar weekly and hitting it with a wire brush. I finished it with a wire wheel and just need a handleClick image for larger version. 

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    Great Job.

    That also reminds me I got lots of Iron to preserve , or I should have left them in the Hole.
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    good job nice relic
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberCrack View Post
    Gonna put a new handle and re-use it??
    new handle and a special spot in retirement...
    Haha sure would be cool to use it one more time tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by against the wind View Post
    White Cider Vinegar,,
    There is a product called, "Renaissance Wax" that will keep it from rusting up again.
    Great Job
    Nice, first I’ve heard of it, I’ll definitely try it. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    good job nice relic
    Thanks, A2!

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    Yours has a taper similar to this 20 pounder.
    Marvin
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kle...0AAOSwtaRa44Xn
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    Quote Originally Posted by GA_Boy View Post
    Yours has a taper similar to this 20 pounder.
    Marvin
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kle...0AAOSwtaRa44Xn
    wow GA Boy!
    i believe this could be a Klein & Logan based off of the design and they were selling R.R tools.
    This camp was 1912 and fits the era. I found a bit of info as well.Click image for larger version. 

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    Thank you for the tip!

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    Beautiful job on the restoration. Congrats
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