Rusty tools

Discussion in 'Axes, Mauls, and Hand Saws' started by Midwinter, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Midwinter

    Midwinter

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    Well if we ever meet up, I'll give you a couple!
    I really hope you make it to a gtg sometime...
     
  2. RabbleRouser

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    Wedges are like chainsaws, you really can't have too many. :D

    You can always cut large wedges or "gluts" out of large diameter (four or five inch) hardwood branches. Hickory, Dogwood, White Oak, make great gluts. (Please, no "great glute" pictures. I know somebody's going to)


    How to make a glut
     
  3. Eric Schamell

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    I LOVE the Collins axe head! The old factory that made it is about 15 miles down the road from where I live. Beautiful place rich in history. Great to see some old New England craftsmanship still around!
    World-renowned Maker of Axes: The Collins Company of Canton | Connecticut History | a CTHumanities Project
     
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    Hmmm.
    That would be handy to have!:drool:
     
  5. LordOfTheFlies

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    I just bought this wedge on ebay......and dunked it in a 5 gallon HD pail with vinegar for week.

    Took off all the rust/patina. Will hit it with the wirebrush, put an edge on it, and then into the toolbag it goes.

    Another Warren-Teed heat treated 5lb wedge. These things work amazingly well. So much better than the blue wedges they sell at HD.

    Here is the before:

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    And here's after about a week.....Needs a few more days. I'll grind off the head - those are dangerous as heck. Previous owner should have done that....but then again, the previous owner might have died 60 years ago too.......

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  6. LordOfTheFlies

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    Cleaned her up pretty good.......Put an edge on it and sharpened my original Warren-Teed 5lb wedge as well. Now they have each other as company! Will clean it up with the cutoff wheel tomorrow....

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  7. Hatchetdancer

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    I used to split everything with a wedge and sledge. Now I noodle and if the splitter won’t get it, off to the outdoor burner it goes
     
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    Currently bringing back to life an old Brades Co (made in U.K I believe) hatchet head.
     

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