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Old 12-18-2018, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Firemanís axe restore /gift

I found an old fire axe and being that my uncle is a fireman I decided to restore and add a little to it as his Christmas gift.
I sanded it down to remove rust and pitting and used my etching machine for the designs and wording.
Now Iím going to do an acid wash over the axe and clean up the handle.
This is the Progress thus far.



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Old 12-18-2018, 10:51 PM   #2
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Epic
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:55 PM   #3
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Being a fireman myself, thatís awesome!


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Old 12-18-2018, 10:55 PM   #4
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Very cool. He will love it.
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:15 PM   #5
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That is awesome!!!!
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:32 PM   #6
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Very nice. Looking good.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:16 AM   #7
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Oh wow!


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Old 12-19-2018, 10:32 AM   #8
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That's really cool.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:54 AM   #9
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Amazing gift and very cool.
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:32 AM   #10
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Nice work.
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:12 PM   #11
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That's awesome!
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:01 PM   #12
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Wow! Now that is a very cool gift.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:14 PM   #13
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That is VERY COOL...........and Im not even a firefighter.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:31 PM   #14
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slick!
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:54 PM   #15
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Looks awesome. How deep are the etchings?
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:01 PM   #16
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That bad boy is sweet! Might as well come up with a price bud!lol
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:05 PM   #17
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That is bad to the bone!
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:18 PM   #18
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Looks awesome. How deep are the etchings?
Somewhere in the .015Ē range probably.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:27 PM   #19
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As a retired firefighter, very nice.
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Old 12-19-2018, 05:02 PM   #20
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Almost complete just a few more coats of rubbed boiled linseed oil then thin wax and shine.




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Old 12-19-2018, 06:25 PM   #21
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Old 12-19-2018, 07:48 PM   #22
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What kind of etching machine do you use looks awesome


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Old 12-19-2018, 07:51 PM   #23
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That's super nice!
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:03 PM   #24
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What kind of etching machine do you use looks awesome


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Itís is a personalized plus. This was really too big for my little machine but it did an alright job and didnít burn up so a success...
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:05 PM   #25
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I’ve got a brother who is a hose dragger. That thing is awesome!
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:53 PM   #26
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Very cool!
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:15 AM   #27
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Almost complete just a few more coats of rubbed boiled linseed oil then thin wax and shine.




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These are the gifts that bring tears to your eyes, simply outstanding!! Merry Christmas to all.


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Old 12-20-2018, 10:21 AM   #28
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Where did you find an old Fireman's axe at?
Just curious...
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:27 AM   #29
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Plant clean up I found 2 actually. Not sure what I’m going to do with the second...
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:28 AM   #30
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You Offering?
I will take it !
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:30 AM   #31
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That is really awesome. Nice work!
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:31 AM   #32
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I Have had family members saying I could do these and sell them but dang those fire axes are expensive to buy new and not something you see being sold second hand.


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Old 12-20-2018, 10:51 AM   #33
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Too cool! If you got into this as a business Iíd buy several of them!!
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:48 PM   #34
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Thank yíall for the comments. Maybe I will do the other axe and sell based on the feedback here.


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Old 12-20-2018, 06:00 PM   #35
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You should

those are very cool


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Old 12-20-2018, 06:51 PM   #36
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good job......


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Old 12-20-2018, 08:44 PM   #37
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You really did a fantastic job on that axe! And what a considerate thing to do too. Kudos.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:49 PM   #38
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Very nice
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:56 PM   #39
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Looks great
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:58 PM   #40
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Nice work Wylde!

For those looking, Hoffman Blacksmithing makes a nice version:

https://www.hoffmanblacksmithing.com/new-page/
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