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.
    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 +1518

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  • Don't Stalk me
    Don't Stalk me Day ago

    Tarnished Grip, Dullen Axehead=> “The Flash Fore!”

  • roger ochoa
    roger ochoa Day ago

    Wow! Muy facil de hacer, con cosas que seguramente tienes al alcance de la mano.

  • Kai Haensel
    Kai Haensel Day ago +1

    I’m stuck in loop hole of restortion

  • Vladimir Schostak
    Vladimir Schostak 2 days ago

    Не рубит, а ломает

  • Vladimir Schostak
    Vladimir Schostak 2 days ago

    Сколько еб*и ой ой ой

  • Comics
    Comics 2 days ago +1

    12:10 sound of a very incovenient insect that appears at night when we are sleeping

  • Tricia Hunter
    Tricia Hunter 2 days ago

    It would be better to knock someone out if you through it at then

  • laurelhole
    laurelhole 2 days ago


  • Decklin Holt
    Decklin Holt 2 days ago

    I dont like the crust bruh 3:10

  • K H
    K H 2 days ago +1

    I wanna see how black his hands get after using an aluminum handle.

  • hey guys its me
    hey guys its me 2 days ago

    12:04 sounds like that dank scream in apex videos

  • Тот Самый
    Тот Самый 3 days ago

    Дрова козлят в основном зимой, для того, чтобы обогреть дом...или натопить баню...зимой хрипнешь металическую рукоятку держать...все руки отморозишь...не то, дерево лучше...зимой холодно будет, летом он горячий будет...нет ни чего лучше деревянной рукоятки для топора!!!

  • Yekda Herdal
    Yekda Herdal 3 days ago

    you better be look diffrent jop obv u doesnt seems like fit for this also not talented the hatch u ruined maybe u can use as decor just maybe ..

    • kushmaster-swag lord 69 mlg Zuckerberg
      kushmaster-swag lord 69 mlg Zuckerberg Day ago

      @Yekda Herdal Jop? stop being mentally retarded and learn to spell also read thr description he says he knows it's not ideal he just did it for fun dumbass

    • Yekda Herdal
      Yekda Herdal 2 days ago

      kushmaster-swag lord 69 mlg Zuckerberg that doesnt change the fact u dont have talent for this jop

    • kushmaster-swag lord 69 mlg Zuckerberg
      kushmaster-swag lord 69 mlg Zuckerberg 2 days ago

      before you go criticizing someone you should atleast learn how to type functional sentences and use proper grammar.

  • Ванек
    Ванек 3 days ago

    какой ты метал использовал ???

  • yacine babacine
    yacine babacine 3 days ago

    Stunning job

  • Zzlatov j
    Zzlatov j 3 days ago

    Зачем он клемы подцепил к железу

  • E M3
    E M3 3 days ago

    Why you removed the antique wood 😡

    • Дамян Петров
      Дамян Петров 2 days ago

      I don't think it's possible to restore it. Why even bother? It's just an old handle. It's not like he cut down a millennial tree or something. Also in the description of the video he says he bought it for 4€ so it really isn't as antique as you think.

  • ablg 13
    ablg 13 3 days ago +8

    It was at that moment 1:35 when you know Michael Myers is looking at you 😅

  • Santino Jemmy Gruta
    Santino Jemmy Gruta 4 days ago

    Is that a minecraft horse 5:34

  • Martin Jensen
    Martin Jensen 4 days ago +2

    You have a lot of good vids, but this was not one.
    1. You want a wood handle because the grip is better
    2. Metal handle - summer/winter=very warm/cold axe handle
    3. Handle gets rusty
    4. So u allready sealed of the top/bottom of the axe head with metal, and then you also put a bolt through it? Overkill.... I’m a practical guy, but this axe got very unpractical.. but hell u have 40mill+ views and I have 0... well done ;)

  • DroidProductions
    DroidProductions 4 days ago

    Looks like an axe from the future

  • Ahmed Kamal
    Ahmed Kamal 4 days ago

    2:57 its so satisfying

  • Gutter Phoenix
    Gutter Phoenix 4 days ago

    MOSQUITO 11:33

  • Gutter Phoenix
    Gutter Phoenix 4 days ago

    11:26 MOSQUITOES

  • SikeyszBNR
    SikeyszBNR 4 days ago


  • Yusuf Sönmez
    Yusuf Sönmez 5 days ago


  • Hernán Adorno
    Hernán Adorno 5 days ago

    12:00 a mosquito (?

  • hairlesheep
    hairlesheep 5 days ago +18

    I saw glue stick I was like "ha" 5 minutes later "ohhhh"

  • Abras Dragomir
    Abras Dragomir 5 days ago


  • Noob Plays
    Noob Plays 5 days ago

    Ow I Joined♥

    HAZZRD 5 days ago

    Wear headphones. It’s the stuff.

  • butwehave theuranium

    You can show your axes worth on shitty wood that's cheating.

  • صالح محمدیان


  • Edinardo Filho Edin
    Edinardo Filho Edin 5 days ago

    Very good

  • Kira Helton
    Kira Helton 5 days ago +13

    Who else thought the handle was steel and was amazed when he cut it lol

  • T3m0ur
    T3m0ur 5 days ago

    I’m guessing you already knew that the reason wood was used for handles is to prevent strain. And I’m also guessing you “forged” it later because you thought it’d look nice. Anyways, very entertaining video. Thanks!

  • Luna Rojas
    Luna Rojas 6 days ago

    Soy la unica que abla español?

  • yanibso
    yanibso 6 days ago

    זה לא יחזיק הרבה זמן עם דבק חם

  • Cool mom
    Cool mom 6 days ago

    Face reveal

  • Pazelloxu
    Pazelloxu 6 days ago

    He poured cocaine into the water to remove rust!

  • Mayki Valdez
    Mayki Valdez 6 days ago

    Pq le pones srcilla like si preguntas lo mismo

  • Pierre Hughes
    Pierre Hughes 6 days ago

    I don't understand why people make theses metal handles. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Styrofoam comes out.... On to something else.

  • Leroy Jenkins
    Leroy Jenkins 6 days ago

    Why not a wood handle?

  • Achiell Pe'a
    Achiell Pe'a 7 days ago

    from indonesia Like🇮🇩

  • Brian
    Brian 7 days ago

    If you like casting things that's fine. But casting a handle to the ax? Just a waste. Besides a cast handle looks like shit and is useless. Sorry, no sub from me

  • KAT_
    KAT_ 8 days ago

    Why tf did he not use wood...

  • Lissy Summer
    Lissy Summer 8 days ago

    Идея может быть и не плохая, но вот мороки больше это точно.

  • zonah 137
    zonah 137 8 days ago

    Tf is that metal stuff? 6:22

  • Beverly lee
    Beverly lee 8 days ago

    1:48 how long can you last?

  • RedDimnd 147
    RedDimnd 147 9 days ago

    Is he useing foam

  • Matteo Rossi
    Matteo Rossi 9 days ago +1

    ASMR hahah😁

  • Talaal Awan
    Talaal Awan 10 days ago

    dude it is so satisfying 😁😎

  • I Pee Nuts
    I Pee Nuts 10 days ago

    Normal people: let’s bury the hatchet
    Black Beard Projects: let’s dig up hatchet

    HONZIKADA 10 days ago

    Ta sekera (vzhledem k věku), byla možná použitelnější předtím zásahem co jsi udělal - The ax (due to age) was perhaps more useful before the intervention you did (google translate) - thumb down

  • Nazhir Razak
    Nazhir Razak 10 days ago +6

    3:52 sanding tool says A320

    Call it Airbus A320

  • رامي الأدعمي Rami Mushreqi

    Good job 👍🌝

  • { Starye }
    { Starye } 10 days ago

    1:39 Oh, so that's how they make Kraft cheese!

    HORIZON 11 days ago

    Spoiler alert: 12:01
    A mosquito is coming!

  • Thisnamestillsucks
    Thisnamestillsucks 11 days ago

    *Spoiler: This is a bad idea*
    Me doing anything ever

    HYPER XD 11 days ago +1


  • ansar mahmood
    ansar mahmood 11 days ago

    work and Cutting with out safety gloves

  • predators vs zenomorphes

    It sounds like a woodpecker

  • Minej Mosuris
    Minej Mosuris 11 days ago +8

    He literaly buried THE OLD HATCHET😂😂😂

  • KeyRekt
    KeyRekt 12 days ago

    Be honest with me why not hibana why blackbeard

  • Studio C-NNA
    Studio C-NNA 12 days ago

    Huntress would like to know your location

  • Just here Chillin
    Just here Chillin 12 days ago +2

    For all the people who disliked.
    -this is not a rare ax. This is just an old ax. These were massed produced, and they really only go up to $20-40 online.

  • Felipe Teixeira
    Felipe Teixeira 12 days ago

    Eh bonito mais eh ruim de corte kkkkk