Shiny axes in use... lets see them!

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  1. Catahoula35

    Catahoula35 American savage Supporter

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    Took out my shiny little norlund today... found a log of lighter pine and helped myself to a bit... on a sidenote, this particular area was full of more than ive ever seen in one small place... 20190902_111350.jpg 20190902_111555.jpg
     
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    Wish I could...Mine ain’t shiny. Too old and get used too much.
     
  3. Catahoula35

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    Polish her up! I bought this one shiny... it soon wont be. Greaf little hatchet.
     
  4. Catahoula35

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    So am i to believe that there are no other forum members here with a shiny axe the use?
     
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    Wish I could help! Gorgeous axe you have there!
     
  6. Catahoula35

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    Thanks... its not just a gorgeous axe... its the most handy ive found yet... also... made in 'murica!
     
  7. seasonofthewoods

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    I might have some pics
     
  8. Catahoula35

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    I was hoping to get a chime in from you!
     
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    Here is the one I Built for @RangerJoe or Joe Robinet
     
  10. Catahoula35

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    20190906_132141.jpg the newest shiny axe... hafted by myself. Wetterlings bushman handle+Plumb super scout head=my new precious.
     
  12. Kelly W

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    Sorry I've been slacking on axe pictures

    I love shines axes

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    :)
     
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    What are y’all using to shine them up?
     
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  14. Kelly W

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    In my case for these 3. The helko on the left is new. The Sandvik in the center was in fair shape and I used from coarse to fine abrasives to clean it. The plumb to the right was a gem when I got it and took very little effort to get it gleaming. Quality steel is always a friend when bringing a nice axe to a shine.
     
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    Elbow grease on the plumb... like @Kelly W said... abrasives (sandpaper) until you can check your teeth in it!
     
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    Awesome. Have some sandpaper and elbow grease and a couple aces headed my way. Hopefully will join in the shine soon...
     
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    I was talking about me...too old, used too much. :)
     
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    That Plumb :32:

    I've been looking for a affordable National pattern head for a long time!
     
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    Here's a glam for ya @O8H3

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    Sure is purdy! I just bought on evil bay, a Collins paper label hatchet, and boys axe head that's stamped and still has the paper label! And a True Temper Tommy axe head too...
     
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    20190909_193940.jpg 15680761848161801085585.jpg here's the final fruit of my labor... ready for action... can't wait.
     
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    15683397109821886141087.jpg started on the new guy tonight...
     
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    Picked up a new to me/used GB small forest axe, so I figured I’d personalize it and join the thread. Some sand paper, elbow grease, and three beers later, and she’s looking good.

    Before.
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    After 80 and 220 grit..
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    After 400 and 800 grit...
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    After 1000 grit...
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    After 1000 grit and a little Flitz.
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    Looks great! Next time don't skip the 160 and it would be a mirror!
     
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    @Northwest Axe i just used a pack of sandpaper that all the grits pre-selected. Will grab some different grits and see if I can finish it up a little better!
     
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    You can skip a grit, but you'll have to work double hard with the next one to get all the "scratches" out from the previous one. Technically, you can polish from rough as all get out to mirror with nothing but toothpaste and cotton cloth- but it's going to take a LONG time.
     
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    Man I'd say that a FINE job!!! That axe is going to look awesome!
     
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    Looks super good for sure! Only reason that I said that is you skipped 160, but it look like you were going by the rule that says you double the grit every time to remove the scratches from the previous one. Aka 80-160-320 etc.
     
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    These shiny cheeks sure helps pop the axe back out of this dogwood

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    Today's favorite axe

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    :)
     
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    I started to clean up this axe so it would bite a little deeper, might have to get some more sand paper and make it shiny...

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