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Author Topic: Vintage Axe Questions.. I need advice  (Read 5924 times)

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Re: Vintage Axe Questions.. I need advice
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2013, 08:56:11 AM »
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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2013, 08:57:17 AM »
this is a 3.5 lb Plumb in working on now, The one side is done still have some work on the other,
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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2013, 09:02:22 AM »
That has a nice shine,finish to it. WOW! Mine are just the old dull kind. Nothing fancy or real good steel like that.
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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2013, 09:26:51 AM »
i have a few with a dull finish, I wanted to learn how to get a high finish. I learned it takes alot of elbow grease or i need to buy a polisher :laugh:
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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2013, 10:08:31 AM »
Good on the pics scotty.  And you polished this with "elbow grease" ? 

Care to tell us what you used for polish, grit, and pad?
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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2013, 11:22:59 AM »
Thanks, I start with a wire brush to get the rust off then 100 grit sand papper, 250,600,800.1000 and 2500 girt finished with green jewlers polish. I enjoy the work but i am investing in a grinder with a polishing wheel
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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2013, 08:57:04 PM »
Any of the old Marbles axes or hatchets are some of the best USA made ever. Most problems are the replacement handles, as the Marbles had a much different interior design and therefore, much harder to replace. I have 2 hatchets that need handles, but hard to find. Marble steel is also hard to beat. Even Randall Made Knives used a Marbles hatchet head on a few of their very rare Randall hatchets. That should tell you something.

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« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2013, 08:42:39 AM »
I picked up Marbels hatchet a few eeks back at a flea market, The handle is in good shape, I'll post a pic when i start working on it, I'm starting on one of my 2 man saws this week, Looking forward to seeing how it comes out
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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2017, 08:50:47 AM »
Hi guys I'm new to axe collecting and recently got my first beauty.  She is a 6lb elwell I also bought a 7 1/2 lb elwell but not here yet and a 6lb Whitehouse yes I'm guilty for liking the looks of the English axe. I am also starting a restore on my 3lb plumb what's your guys thoughts on best way to refinish the steel and what do you coat them with to protect them

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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2017, 07:29:26 PM »
no idea but welcome to the FF

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« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2017, 01:17:36 AM »
I got a couple of old broadhead axes.
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« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2017, 07:38:54 AM »
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