Double Bit restore!

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Sanjuro82, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Sanjuro82

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    I'm so happy with how this one turned out! I've now have a new favorite axe. Perfect balance! Chops and splits beautifully. I have been wanting a nice double bit for a while now, so this was a great find for me.

    Vintage double bit axe that I picked up for $10. I was surprised that the head was in such excellent condition. There are no chips on either of the edges, which I wasn't expecting with such a low price. And thankfully no one has scuffed up the surface by taking a grinder to her.

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    The axe head is stamped with "93". Anyone have any info on this marking?

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    Here she is all clean up and and re-hung on a 36" hickory haft. As expected there was a really nice patina under all that surface rust. Beautiful axe IMO.

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    Here's the profile shot.

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    Turned out nicely, I'm super happy!! The handle was customized by lightly staining and burning with a propane touch. Then about 6 coats of hand rubbed linseed oil was applied.

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    wildernesswikiup14 Guide Bushclass I

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    wow... that's the same axe? Amazing!!!
     
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    Very nice. Great job.
     
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    So SWEEET

    Nice work on the steel. I really like the workmanship on the handle.

    Another vintage axe saved for future generations. Again, nice work Sanjuro.

    Double OTT
     
  5. Sanjuro82

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    Yeah this is one that I definitely will be handing down to future generations. The chopping and splitting power you can get behind nice double bit is quite amazing.
     
  6. Bax 40

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    Well you are hooked now, I bet you are already looking for another one to do!!

    Great job, my daddy and grandaddy would be proud of that axe and they were heavy users of axes!

    Larry
     
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    Very nice, looks good!. I wish I didn't use the belt sander on mine now. Yours looks way cooler!
     
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    Looks great!!! The haft is a bit too long in my opinion but that's a damn great job of re hafting and cleaning up of the head...... I love axes :D
     
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    A beauty for sure!
    Well done.
     
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    Wow. That is a beauty!:35: Very, very nicely done.
     

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