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    Well this old pulaski head has me beat, I cannot get it properly profiled and sharpened with my hand tools in any sort of reasonable time, does anyone around happen to do axe sharpening?

    edit: Located in Denver, but after next weekend will be in Westminster.

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    Send a PM to Mercula. He's big into vintage axes, etc. and could probably help or provide good pointers.
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    Have you tried one of these videos ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3cwFfFL4yQ
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    Try a belt sander. Even a hand held one in a vice. If you cant get sorted, PM me and you can use my belt grinder. I like axes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StagLefty View Post
    Have you tried one of these videos ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3cwFfFL4yQ
    Thanks, I've used this method for awhile and puck + files has been how I've kept a great edge on my Estwing Fireside Friend (I love this dumb thing, my girlfriend always makes fun of me for bringing it out with the firewood whether I need it or not). I think there are a couple of problems with this one: 1) The edge had a weird profile on it from the start. 2) There were plenty of little chips/nicks on the cutting edge I had to take care of. 3) This steel is definitely better than most of the axes I'm used to, which is why it'll be a great axe once I get this dumb thing all squared away.

    Also, I generally just keep my old tools of this type oiled, but I know when I got this thing it had remnants of red paint on it. The head has pitting, so it's never going to look new, but I'm thinking of repainting it if I can find the specs for what the original paint was.

    Quote Originally Posted by ben4372 View Post
    Try a belt sander. Even a hand held one in a vice. If you cant get sorted, PM me and you can use my belt grinder. I like axes too.
    I've been tortured in Colorado by a lack of space and tools (as a renter). I might take you up on the offer if you're cool with that. I've never used a belt grinder on an axe so any pointers/help would be appreciated, and obviously let me know some beers you enjoy.

    Send a PM to Mercula. He's big into vintage axes, etc. and could probably help or provide good pointers..
    Thanks, I'll try to get in touch with them as well.

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    Not rocket surgery.
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    I'm a fan of this method.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NFzEW8rSWc

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