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I was on the bushcraftusa.com forum the other day and saw the work of a user that goes by "Gaga". Gaga would take these axe heads and refinish them and, frankly, they looked fantastic. So I axed (haha) Gaga what the process was. Gaga replied, "elbow grease and sweat - wire brush on drill- naval jelly- some special grinder buffing wheels... i try not to grind of any markings and i do it on 2-3 axes in one session so i can interchange them not to overheat the steel."
Sounds simple, right? Let's begin.
I had three implements that I wanted to restore; a brush hook and two axe heads. One of the axe heads looked as though it sat at the bottom of a river for a few decades. That's the one we're going to focus on.
Here they are -
This is the axe we'll be talking about -
http://www.bushcraftusa.com/ and search for Gaga. There you'll find the goods.
Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum,
Mike, Oscar, Hotel.....out.