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    flatlander
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    Good step by step info.

    http://ageofdecadence.com/restoring-hafting-old/ 

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    Having a nice axe around is pretty important for the bushcrafting type person. Unfortunately, they get really expensive for a good one. The best brands (Wetterlings, GB, or a custom) all run over $100. Even though it is a great price when considering the quality of the item you are getting, it is still over $100. This is where being thrifty and putting in a little elbow grease can save your tail. By watching for vintage axes on Ebay, garages sales, or thrift stores you can get a top quality axe head that just needs a little TLC.

    Take these three axe heads for instance. Two were given to me and one was purchased for $.50 from a garage sale. The carpenter’s axe and single bit are both True Tempers and the hatchet is a forged head from Germany. All are great quality tools that will give many more years of service if restored properly.

     

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    freedom
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    flatlander, nice job with the axes. I like to find one to restore. I will keep my eye on the look out for one.

    #18772
    Leopard
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    Thanks for the info Flatlander. Enjoyed the article. Brought up some interesting memories of my younger farm days. Hehe Hitting a metal wedge to help keep the wood wedge from sliding out over time is a good idea and can also prevent injury.

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