Intro: Restore an Axe!
I made my axe better, restored if you will... Here you go!
Step 1: The Gig.
So, I have this axe.... so noone ever.
It is beat, it is old, it is rustyish. I do not even know what the handle was made of...
But I decided it needed to be restored. Well, made a littler better, fixed, look cool. To me atleast.
So, step 1 is... Figure out what you want, how you want to do it, and then while doing it, improvise because how you thought you were going to do it is usually not going to happen!
Step 2: Precautions! YAY!
We are (well I am...) going to use things that make dust, sparks, flames, and heat. We are also using sharp objects. So please, work with respect and know that I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE for any HARM done.
With that out of the way... here we go.
Step 3: Cut Old Handle Off... Face Palm.
So, we are replacing this horrible handle. I used a knife I just sharpened (instructable coming!) to slice this disgusting electrical tape handle. (I got this from my father, he got it from who knows where, just like it is.)
So, cut and rip, and repeat until you have original metal or wood handle. (mine is metal, so this will be about metal handle.)
Step 4: Straighten If Bent, Then Start to Clean.
I used heat and a hammer to beat this handle back into shape. It was bent to begin with, now it is still bent.... just not as much.
I then started to sand it by hand.....
Step 5: Sand and Sand Some More.
So, sanding by hand is horrible, and slow......
So i used a Dremel, well... the cheap off brand that is black and de.... you get it.
With a sanding bit, I then switched to the wire wheel attachment which helped a lot.. just sand until your happy. I did.
Also, this creates dust, and sparks. Wear better safety gear than I did...
Step 6: Wrap It Up.
Literally. I used para-cord, black. I did two layers, so it is a good sized handle. No tape... I did use a little bit of Hot glue for the end, after wrapping it to keep it all good. tie it, then secure with hot glue.
Step 7: All Done!
Enjoy your newly remodeled, axe!