Antique Hatchet Restoration. SORT OF...

  • Published on Jun 8, 2018
  • Alright, how would you call this experiment?
    Hatchet restoration? Makeover? Wrecking an hatchet head?
    Yes, I know this kind of handle doesn't make any sense: it's heavy (1.4kg or 3lbs), slippery and so unpractical to make.
    This project is just for fun, my hope is to inspire others to make something just for fun.
    The hatchet is not branded, bought it for 4€ at flea market. For me it's totally worth the experiment and fun of it!
    As you can see the mold I made failed, that's why one side of the handle (the one facing up in the mold) is not as clean as the other. I guess making a taller mold with way more sand would have made it much better. Next time!
    It still came out real solid, I've beaten that as hard as I can and it had no sign of weakening at all.
    I just started to list some of the stuff I use for my projects in this amazon storefront:
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    Index of operation and materials:
    1:03 Electrolysis: water and sodium carbonate solution, parts connected to negative side and steel sacrificial anodes to positive sice of a DC power supply (car battery charger). 2-3 hrs at 10amp.
    2:15 Hot wire foam cutter machine and high density foam (kind used as home insulation).
    3:53 Smoothing the foam with 320 sandpaper.
    4:13 Gluing foam piece with hot glue.
    4:40 Regular white plaster brushed on foam to help with cast quality.
    5:20 Lost foam mold preparation by sifting fine sand (I'm using burned out petrobond sand but any fine and dry sand would work)
    6:22 Adding sodium carbonate as degassing agent and "lite salt" (a mix of potasium cloride and sodium cloride) as flux to the molten aluminum.
    11:15 Peening a 10mm round stock pin.
    11:49 Polishing the handle (previously sanded to 400grit) with coarse and fine polishing pompound on two cotton wheel (only coarse polishing shown in video).
    12:27 Re-grinding bevels and sharpening on 200 grit belt.
    For those of you worried about the molten aluminum tempering the hatchet steel:
    I tested the edge with my hardness test files and it results between 45 and 50 Rc.
    Unfortunately I forgot to record the testing before uploading the video (actually a friend on Patreon remembered me about that) so if you don't trust me here are some considerations:
    The hatchet is most probably made of something like 1050 steel. These steels are tempered between 400-1000°F (200-540°C) with hardness going from 50 ro 30 on the Rockwell scale accordingly.
    Considering that aluminum melts at 1200°F (650°C) I think it's safe to say it can't possibly heat up the steel more than 800°F (420°C) or so, in color temperature terms just over blue, and I think the edge can't even go above brown that is around 480°F (250°C). So at the end I think the edge does get tempered by the aluminum but not that much to be a problem. Also, the fact that the steel was already tempered does not make any difference in the steel structure, tempering depends (after a minimum time) all on max temperature reached instead of time at temperature or thermal cycles.
    That's all!
    Thank you a lot for watching. See you next week!
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  • Black Beard Projects
    Black Beard Projects  Year ago +1652

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  • Fsho Jun
    Fsho Jun 11 hours ago


  • Владислав Трунов

    So so...

  • Nikita Warnar
    Nikita Warnar Day ago

    Or you just buy a new one.

  • ChocoBoi
    ChocoBoi Day ago

    Why do i get satisfied so bad with this.

  • Kunto Bimo
    Kunto Bimo 2 days ago

    I like ur job

  • vicepl278 iu
    vicepl278 iu 2 days ago

    It Is are asmr🤨

  • Scarlett Hardie
    Scarlett Hardie 2 days ago

    People that are experts at this: DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME
    Me:imma do the exact opposite of what they tell us to do
    0.1 seconds later
    Me: cuts off both of my arms
    Me: now what?

  • Idkwhat Idowithmylife

    1:17 can somebody explain what the was doing please I’m amazed

  • Margaux Zigleir
    Margaux Zigleir 3 days ago +1

    Am i the only one who's hearing minecraft cave souds?😂

  • Vinny Games
    Vinny Games 3 days ago

    This guy is fast

  • Ice Bagel
    Ice Bagel 3 days ago

    BBP: (Sees old thing)
    C O N T E N T

  • さとうさん
    さとうさん 3 days ago +1


  • ZT . YU . NR
    ZT . YU . NR 4 days ago +1

    12:04 I ended watching and searching for the mosquito 😂😂😂

  • 藍璟誠
    藍璟誠 4 days ago

    3:06 from this fucking straight line , I know he's not a normal guy.

  • Koray Baştan
    Koray Baştan 4 days ago

    Wtf u doing

  • DEANTJOO Mester
    DEANTJOO Mester 4 days ago +30

    12:02 Sounds like a mosquito that wants to bite me while I'm sleeping

  • Педигри
    Педигри 5 days ago

    Я в этом не разбираюсь, но зачем рукоять делать из пенопласта, а потом поджигать?

  • Corwin Forest
    Corwin Forest 5 days ago +1

    12:10 sounds like a bee buzzing in a very tiny, funny way.

  • Corwin Forest
    Corwin Forest 5 days ago +1

    I can see Ron Swanson doing this with his wood working skills.

  • humacao01
    humacao01 6 days ago

    Dude for the effort and nice work on the blade why go with an aluminum handle.... @2:17 I was like ahh shit im done.... 39K of subscribers are telling you something..... "just for fun" its your only excuse, like your one casting trick....SMDH

  • murathan m
    murathan m 6 days ago

    This is salakça

  • Lil' Dolphin
    Lil' Dolphin 6 days ago

    Looks like we got a king of random fan on our hands

  • Russell Eustace
    Russell Eustace 6 days ago +1

    You should have dipped the end in flex seal liquid

  • Григорий Артамонов

    Ебанько! Кто же на весу рубит брусья?

  • Ammar Afif H
    Ammar Afif H 7 days ago +1

    Pasar kandangan okeh mas

  • Mae Urnos
    Mae Urnos 7 days ago


  • Christocream
    Christocream 7 days ago

    Looks good to me. One blow with that rusty thing and your bound to get a infection that will kill you

  • Enes Black
    Enes Black 7 days ago +2


  • レイギエナ種の頂点に立つ


  • Giffameenute Official

    10:34 i feel you

  • Clinko gamer
    Clinko gamer 8 days ago


  • •Cami— Cami•
    •Cami— Cami• 8 days ago

    Polar: polar wants to buy your ax ewe

  • Frost Rusher
    Frost Rusher 8 days ago

    Oooo Electrolysis. Wooooh

  • A _St4cks
    A _St4cks 8 days ago +1

    44,000 made of the video just from views

  • F皇進
    F皇進 9 days ago +4

    圧倒的不審者の極み 外国バージョン

  • Андрей Никитенко

    Knowingly meaningless work. The result was obvious before starting work.
    The handle is heavy and the center of gravity is shifted, it is inconvenient to work. If you work with this ax, the ax will loose on the handle due to the ductility of aluminum. Not immediately but inevitably.
    And the author does not know how to chop with an ax, only to break boards.

  • Gangster of Love
    Gangster of Love 9 days ago +1

    Nobody in the comments have screens or what? Everyone talking about mosquitoes

    DODOGAMER999 10 days ago

    Means ax made of cork wow 😲

  • Ruchi Gupta
    Ruchi Gupta 10 days ago

    1:12 for those who don’t know the process he conducted, He conducted electroplating

  • ZACH 031
    ZACH 031 10 days ago

    12:06 sounds like an ANNOYING fly hahaha

  • Antonio Lorenzo
    Antonio Lorenzo 10 days ago

    hola k hace.?

  • David Kalil
    David Kalil 10 days ago

    VERY GOOD!!!!

  • ChanvateyVlog
    ChanvateyVlog 11 days ago

    *Great rescue old things videos* 👍👍👍❤😍❤👍❤❤😍❤💛💚💙💜💔❣💟💝💗💖💚💙💟❤💚💙

  • Shadow Lord
    Shadow Lord 11 days ago

    Literally at 1:36 I bet he was like you know what ima take my time...few seconds later he realized that he was recording and he wanted to get this done and I bet he was like screw it ima go sonic mode

  • Leonidas Knightis
    Leonidas Knightis 11 days ago

    Restoration A+
    Axe Throw D+
    Subbed 💪

  • Jenea Demidov
    Jenea Demidov 12 days ago

    Скользить в руках будет

  • Nicolàs Zx
    Nicolàs Zx 12 days ago

    Me satisface el sonido del cinsel

  • Partizan Одольфович

    Испанский стыд

  • Partizan Одольфович

    Очень глупое решение!!!

  • Tony Ross
    Tony Ross 13 days ago


  • Carolina
    Carolina 13 days ago +1

    I would totally loose all of my fingers in those machines

  • Oficina aprendiz de Marceneiro

    Beautiful job my friend 👍👍👍

  • Bruno Zoterio
    Bruno Zoterio 14 days ago

    Qual processo é esse 1:11 ?

  • Khoa Võ
    Khoa Võ 14 days ago

    Việt Nam ơiiiiii.

  • Kazuyoshi Sakamoto
    Kazuyoshi Sakamoto 14 days ago

    Preeminent technique.

  • Hubert USA
    Hubert USA 15 days ago

    I love 😊 mistrz. Ana.

  • Amirul Zaini
    Amirul Zaini 15 days ago +1 first i was like " no metal handle " then i see the styrofoam and i was like " wtf is wrong with this guy "

  • Morning Coffee
    Morning Coffee 15 days ago +3

    5:35 when the teacher tells you to turn your phone on silent but the vibration is to high

  • Kaiser Pdm
    Kaiser Pdm 15 days ago