Antique Firefighter Axe 'VICTORIA' - Restoration

פורסם בתאריך 25 ספט 2021
In this video I'm going to restore an antique firefighter axe. I've always wanted to restore an axe since the beginning of my channel, but I've never found a cool looking one. But then, all of a sudden I came across this beautifully designed firefighter axe and knew immediately that this will be the one. I've found it at my friendsplace, he took it home from the steel waste and sold it to me for $20.
I really love the design of those firefighter axes with the two keys that secure the axe head. To secure the keys there's always a pin/rivet going through the handle. This axe was very special, because the manufacturer really payed attention to grind the rivets flush and let them completely dissappeared. Top quality I'd say. As always, the axe head is also secured with a regular wedge in the handle.
The axe head had really deep holes in it. I guess it was once used as a hammer. Those holes were so deep that I would've lost way too much material in thickness if I'd grind them away. So the only way to get rid of them was to close them with welding. That was reason enough for me to try TIG welding for the first time and it worked absolutely perfect. To honor the high quality of this axe I decided to etch the name 'Victoria' back on the axe head. I used a classic font and placed it on the upper side of the back.
Both keys were really out of shape and didn't had similar size. After bending them back straight I welded up material and grinded, filed and sanded them to matching measurements.
The handle was far gone and way beyond restoration. The wood was very rotten and had many holes in it. Therfore I only had one option and that was to make a new one. It was quite tricky to get it to the right shape and size, but I eventually got it done.
Overall I'm very happy how this axe turned out. I really like the contrast of the bright shining polished parts with the engraving to the dark wooden handle. Allthough I have to admit that I wish the handle was a little bit brighter. It still looks nice in my opinion and very happy to add this beautiful axe to my restored items collection.

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  • How many dollars have you spend on all your tools, machines, ovens and so? it must be astronomical.

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  • 2:16 *. _ .*

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  • beautiful work.

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  • You took that POS Hatchet and turned it into something beautiful. Well done you never cease to amaze you're a true Craftsman and artist. You are always Meticulous attention to detail. Love to see the work you do.

    • Thank you very much, I really do appreciate it :-)

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  • Sinceramente no se que decir XD

  • This person is smart.


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  • ماشاء الله تبارك الله ❤️

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  • This planet is polluted and unsustainable....I make a new one

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  • Excellent seeing u properly heat treat the axe head. It's no longer an axe, but a work of modern art!

  • Too beautiful to save lives with it in case of a fire

  • chắc mỗi tôi là người VIỆT NAM 🇻🇳

  • I might be in love with an axe

  • Spectacular!

  • I am pretty sure it is better now then when it was made ;)

  • *Perfect, every piece this guy restores could sell for thousands just as show pieces!* 👍

  • Beautiful workmanship!

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  • What a beauty

  • 1:15 Me: “there’s still a chance he can save that handle….”

  • ЛУЧШИЙ👍💯

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  • what a beautiful thing seems magical

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  • wtf how you hold that chisel backwards...

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  • Phenomenal work as always!

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  • А где вы это все находите??

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  • ماشاءاللہ۔ جی بہت زبردست ویڈیو تھی۔اللہ تعالٰی آپ کو اور کی فیملی کو اپنی حفاظت میں رکھے آمین۔🤲امید ہے آپ کو بھی میری ویڈیوز پسند آئے گی۔شکریہ👍😃🌷🌺🙋 "مجھے خبر نہیں غم کیا ہے اور خوشی کیا ہے یہ زندگی کی ہے صورت تو زندگی کیا ہے"

  • You are the king of restorations

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  • Great

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  • :o

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  • Very pretty