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Blake McFarland

Metal Etched Axe Restoration

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Hey guys,

I thought I would share my latest project. I bought this axe for $5 at the local flea market and really wanted to make it stand out. I decided to construct it more like a knife where I put a steel tang throughout the entire handle. For the handle, I used Walnut and Maple pieces to give a good color contrast. This was my first time trying metal etching. I love how the etch worked, however I wish I would have etched it even longer to get a deeper depression in the metal. To get an even deeper etch, and add a little more design, I took a rotary tool and bored it out even further. I then put some super blue on to darken the depression. After that I needed to test the weapon in slow motion of course!

Overall, I am happy with how this axe turned out and I would love to hear your what you guys think / what you would have done differently.

Full Timelapse Video-

Thanks!

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