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#298673 - 03/21/21 05:23 PM Re: Bushcraft / Camping Axe [Re: KenK]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2269
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: KenK

I used WD40 and very fine sandpaper to remove the rust (didn't have Scotchbrite pads). Still a few dark spots, but happy it wasn't worse.

For recent onset surface rust on things (I don't have an ax to be specific about that tool), I have found that those Bounce Dryer Sheets (antistatic things) are good for cleaning it off. They don't rip, and have enough toughness to the fibers to make very good super-mild abrasive wipes. We use discarded dryer sheets to clean many things - bathroom sinks, tubs, mud/dirt on shoes, the stovetop, etc. They are some of the best cleaning rags around - and they're free if you would have instead discarded them after using them in your dryer. They are not absorbent, but they are good scrubbers that you can follow up with a paper towel if needed.

They're also handy if you have longer hair and live in a cooler/dryer climate to get the static out of your hair (I use a fresh, clean one for that task however!)

If you reload ammo, a dryer sheet is a great addition to your brass tumbler to clean things out. I made the mistake once of ordering tumbling media that had some red rouge mixed in with it. That turned out to be a royal mess. Dryer sheet to the rescue for cleanup!

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#298674 - 03/21/21 06:05 PM Re: Bushcraft / Camping Axe [Re: Craig_Thompson]
DaveL Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 10/03/18
Posts: 73
Loc: Colorado Springs,CO
Thanks very good info

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#298686 - 03/23/21 11:33 AM Re: Bushcraft / Camping Axe [Re: Craig_Thompson]
Craig_Thompson Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 56
Loc: SE PA United States
Well, I ordered a Council Wood-Craft Axe, 24" haft. Will see how it works out!

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#298700 - 03/25/21 12:48 PM Re: Bushcraft / Camping Axe [Re: Craig_Thompson]
Craig_Thompson Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 56
Loc: SE PA United States
The Council Wood-Craft Axe arrived yesterday. It looks very well made.

Is there anything that I should do before using it?

Coat the head with anything?

Coat the haft with anything?

The sticker on the haft "WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm" is curious and sort of humorous.

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#298701 - 03/25/21 01:17 PM Re: Bushcraft / Camping Axe [Re: Craig_Thompson]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3544
Loc: USA
Iím a fan of a wipe down with a Tuf-Cloth) for steel tools in general. And I found this article that seems pretty sound: http://hultsbruk1697.se/blog/2018/05/02/axe-maintenance-care/ .

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#298707 - 03/26/21 01:23 AM Re: Bushcraft / Camping Axe [Re: Craig_Thompson]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2985
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Craig, it's a tool that is meant to be used. Don't abuse it, but don't turn it into a shelf queen either. Looking forward to your report!

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#298708 - 03/26/21 02:18 AM Re: Bushcraft / Camping Axe [Re: Craig_Thompson]
hikermor Offline
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Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7507
Loc: southern Cal
That sounds like the infamous Prop 65 California warning. It is on just about everything in this state and it is now so universal that it is essentially meaningless.....
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#298709 - 03/26/21 02:55 AM Re: Bushcraft / Camping Axe [Re: Craig_Thompson]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2985
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Yep, I get prop 65 on absolutely everything. And I'm a long way from Long Beach.

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#298710 - 03/26/21 10:45 AM Re: Bushcraft / Camping Axe [Re: Craig_Thompson]
Craig_Thompson Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 56
Loc: SE PA United States
Fear not doug. I am a user, not a collector! I take care of my tools but do use them appropriately without hesitation.

I just do not want to find out in the future that I did not maintain it properly.

How about the leather cover?

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#298731 - 03/31/21 04:15 AM Re: Bushcraft / Camping Axe [Re: KenK]
EMPnotImplyNuclear Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 377
Originally Posted By: KenK
by the time I unpacked the axes several of them had rusted from the leather contact.

Hi,
wax your leather? https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/corrosion-from-leather-sheath.957283/#post-10885249


Originally Posted By: Craig_Thompson
Any assistance is most appreciated.

Here is a gateway thread wink rabbit hole
Why I Hate the Husqvarna 13" Hatchet-- Review

https://www.youtube.com/c/SkillCult/search?query=hatchet
...
Commonly Axed Questions: BEST FIRST AXE? Start With This.
HUSQVARNA FOREST AXE: Grinding the Bit To Chop Well, & Why Most Axes Don't
Expensive Axe Buyer's Guide: (SPOILER ALERT, Don't Buy One)
Failure By Design, Axe Handle Design Mistakes and Improvements, *Spread the Stress*
Axe Myth, Grip and Control, Thin v.s. Thick, Tradition v.s. Modern
This Axe Grind Dummy Rule is Kinda Dumb
COMMONLY AXED QUESTIONS: Straight vs Curved Axe Handles, Oh, the Controversy!
AXE BUYERS CHECKLIST, #1: Damage and Wear
...
https://www.youtube.com/c/SkillCult/search?query=safety
How You Will Cut Yourself Splitting Kindling, & How Not To, Hatchet Safety
Best Axe Use and Safety Videos

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