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Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:54 am
by bentech

none of those wire wheels nor a caustic agent are going to do a bit of different to the tool head future to the business end of a future handle mating with that chunk of steel

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:50 am
by Lrus007
i always have burned handles out. build a little or big fire and toss in.
after in fire a while or after fires out next day. tap the old handle piece out.
then hit with your wire wheel and paint. handles are pretty easy to replace.
when young many farmers had broken handle tools sitting around. i would
ask if i could have them. mauls, sledge's always was yes so got many sizes still.
Lrus007

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:00 pm
by dill786
whats the best technique to take of all the grime then?

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:04 pm
by Prawn Connery
Acid.

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:05 pm
by Prawn Connery
I'm on an acid trip.

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:13 pm
by Prawn Connery
Brass wire brushes are pretty soft and you'll probably wear them down before you remove all the rust. Try it, but steel wire is best. Or you could use acid.

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:15 pm
by dill786
i managed to take the core out it was more time consuming than i thought it would be...





the 2 metal screw/pins came out as i took the core out



i had these stone chuck attachments laying around so they kinda work, the middle one works the best its rough grained..


Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:19 pm
by dill786
the stone attachment made a bit of a difference its time consuming though !!!

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:04 pm
by dill786
Prawn Connery wrote:I'm on an acid trip.


like Caustic Soda ?

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:59 pm
by bentech
again
no need for a shiny finish on the inside of that maul head

those burrs you've pictured are all for bringing down metal which isn't needed here

you want that surface as rough as possible to afford a good mate to the handle your installing

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:15 pm
by Prawn Connery
Caustic sod is an alkali. Have you got any pH Down? Phosphoric acid will do it.

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:39 pm
by dill786
bentech wrote:again
no need for a shiny finish on the inside of that maul head



oh yeah i didnt do that, some of the wood was stuck inside the maul head and i just used a screwdriver to scrape it all off, the little stone attachment i use on the body just to see if i could get the grime off,

i might spray it so i just wanted a smooth finish

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:19 pm
by dill786
its getting there !!!

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:40 pm
by Prawn Connery
When you're a hammer, everything is a nail.

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:21 pm
by dill786
did some more work in the garden it was a nice spring day !!!!

Re: sledgehammer restoration !!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:01 am
by bentech
damn!