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Old 06-28-2016, 09:59 PM
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Default Ax head cleaning has finally begun

So far I have found 4 old ax heads in my yard and they have been laying in a chest in my garage awaiting a good cleaning.

Two days ago I started soaking one to remove the rust. I cannot believe how thick with rust these things are.

I am going to soak it for a few more days and then do a run thru the electrolysis tank (my buddy is reverse engineering that as we speak) then I am going to try the old hot wax soak... Not too sure about that though.

It looks pretty cool when you compare the before and after. It would be even better if I could get a definitive date as to when they were made.
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:36 AM
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Looking good so far!
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:41 PM
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Wow, very nice! Already looking much better.
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