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[–] DonkeyRichard 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I like to pick up old tools at yard sales. They don't make tools like they used to. I love the old American steel. The new Chinese crap just doesn't hold up.

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[–] european 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Pretty sure you can buy good tools if you don't mind paying.

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[–] Dyschezia [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Agreed. I just bought 7 old hatchets from ebay to restore as well.

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[–] ThisNameAlreadyTaken 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Once a month policy? Do you mean you can only return one broken tool a month, or you can only return the same broken tool once during a month's time?

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[–] DonkeyRichard 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I know NAPA Auto Parts has a lifetime replacement for their tool line. I broke screwdrivers and easily replaced them.

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[–] gosoe 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is impressive. Both in the actual job and in that you were even motivated enough to give it a go. Do you plan to finish the handle with shellac or something? Did you physically clean the metal or just soak it in mineral spirits or something?

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[–] Dyschezia [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I scraped it gently with a razor and physically cleaned it. If anything I probably sprayed it with a little windex, but I like those types of jobs to take time and hard work. I may finish the handle, but for now I like the natural reflection and feel with just the citrus and beeswax.

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[–] GumbyTM 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What did you use to scrape the paint off the blade?

Just kidding, it looks great.

Kudos on a great piece of memorabilia.

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[–] Dyschezia [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Haha I actually tried a newer Putty knife, but ended up having to use a scraper. It had sat like that for 19 years. And thank you.

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[–] Dyschezia [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hand sanded with scrap sandpaper after some scraping with a razor knife. Still trying to decide if it will get some fine sanding and polishing. It basically fell apart for the disassembly and I filled it in with 5 minute epoxy prior to reassembly.

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[–] dontdoxxmefaggots 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

should've just made a new handle

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[–] Dyschezia [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Why?

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[–] Dyschezia [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That definitely sounds like a undertaking, but it will be worth it!

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[–] armday2day 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Toss 'em in lacquer thinner and refinish?

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[–] Dyschezia [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Just sanded it down and rubbed it with an orange oil beeswax mix.

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[–] GoBackToReddit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wooden handled tools, you don't see many of those anymore. Hows the flex on the blade? Looks pretty stiff.

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[–] Dyschezia [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's fairly stiff, but retired now :)

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[–] GoBackToReddit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

lol I'd put it up too. My grandfather had a lot of those and I don't think I could bring myself to use them. I have a few sitting in a wooden toolbox I made in the boy scouts years ago... I'm fucking old....

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[–] chags 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is great. I have an old compressor that belonged to my dad. It's working pretty well after... let's see... kinda 30 years. I'm planning to restore it to its glory, if I do I'll post.

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[–] Dyschezia [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Please do! I enjoy restoration projects!

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