Thursday, 28 February 2013

Wetterlings Axe

Got this little beauty yesterday off my good mate Hugo on BCUK, the axe is a Wetterlings according to the sticker that's on it, but apart from that, i have no further details on it as to model or approx date of manufacture, it has a fifteen inch helve and a three and half inch cutting edge

I intend to totally revamp this little axe by removing all of the paint and varnish that covers every surface of the axe, once i have all of the surfaces exposed, i can see what lays underneath and from there i can decide to keep or replace the helve as the grain orientation on it is awful, but, if the helve looks sound enough i'll keep it for the time being as the axe is only going to get used for light snedding up the woods and some bowl and spoon carving.  

Updates on the progress i make with the axe's restoration will be posted up here as and when they happen, if you can shed any light on the model etc, then i would be more than happy to hear from you.

2 comments:

  1. Glad you like it Mark, I know it's gone to a good home with you.
    Wait to you see what I'm doing to the smaller axe that I showed you, coming along nicely it is.

    Regards

    Hugo.

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    1. Cheers mate, well i can say that it doesn't look like it does in the above photo any longer.

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