Pulled this plumb carpenter's hatchet from the vinegar bath to find excellent temper and zero structural weaknesses.
the vinegar is weakening and every new tool submersion makes a great brutal landscape.
|vinegar bath the plumb carpenter's hatchet came out of .|
after the bath i give a quick "rough" polish. this rough polish will inhibit rust until i am able to work on it again and provides another perspective of the tools characteristics. this perspective more often then naught gets me excited to continue on.
|plumb carpenter's hatchet after rough polish.|
just starting to show the beauty of its age.