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    Pitted Collins DB


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    Finished up this pitted Collins early this morning. Tomorrow it goes to a benefit auction. I hope it inspires some bidding, cause I kinda wanna keep it now.

    The pics are kinda lame as I took them on my desk at work, but I hope you enjoy anyway!




    "Grubbing bit"






    Have a good one,

    Matt
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    Don't ask me why there is a thumbnail attached....I can't seem to make it go away either....

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    I like it. Is that a cruiser or a full size? What's the handle length?

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    Thanks, Pegs. Sorry, but getting this ready for the auction took me away from getting pics to you! You are next though!

    It's full size on a 36" handle. It probably came out a hair shorter than 36, but the tape measure that is usually in my desk is MIA. Time to blame it on someone random just for fun!

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    Don't ask me why there is a thumbnail attached....I can't seem to make it go away either....
    This should be your signature. Funny.

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    That axe has some character. An instant family heirloom for the high bidder.

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    Thanks, Steve. I've seen some pics of heads that were polished on top of deep pits, but this is my first go at it. It's a pretty cool look.

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    That thing is cool! The first pic made me think axe murderer. Fill them pits with some fake blood for Halloween or cut off some chicken heads with it and never wash it off, doh!

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    Matt, Your Collins double bit is stunning with the blackened pitting and a polished surface. How did you polish it and how did you get the pitting to hold a black finish?

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    That turned out real nice Memphis!
    I hope the auction goes well and it fetches top dollar

    What auction is it for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearhunter View Post
    That turned out real nice Memphis!
    I hope the auction goes well and it fetches top dollar

    What auction is it for?
    Thanks, Gents. It's for a United Way auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Ott View Post
    Matt, Your Collins double bit is stunning with the blackened pitting and a polished surface. How did you polish it and how did you get the pitting to hold a black finish?

    Tom
    Thanks, Tom. It was pretty rusty, so I hit it with the wire cup brush. But then I decided to polish the high spots so I started with flap discs and my angle grinder followed by progressive hand sanding. The pits are deep enough that sanding didn't get to the inside. I used a sanding block to make sure I wasn't pushing the sandpaper down into the pits. It you just used your fingers you may end up pulling the patina out of pits. I hope that made adequate sense.

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    twenty years of hard axe work would smooth out those pits

    all good

    buzz

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    Awesome. You have a win-win situation on your hands. If it sells, you have done some good service. If it doesnt, well, you know....
    John Frankl

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    Quote Originally Posted by CedarEater View Post
    That thing is cool! The first pic made me think axe murderer. Fill them pits with some fake blood for Halloween or cut off some chicken heads with it and never wash it off, doh!

    You're a sick puppy. You're gonna fit in great here.

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    Hey, that's nice and a great gesture.

    I like how you kept the pitting. This is the kind of look that I always think of when I see Rick Marchland's apocalyptic sheaths.

    Someone is going to be a the owner of a great looking tool.
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    Just got word that the axe sold for $150 in the auction!!!!! Isn't that awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3mphis View Post
    Just got word that the axe sold for $150 in the auction!!!!! Isn't that awesome!
    Heck yeah..,
    Congrats Memphis! Good on 'yer mate

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    Damn!!!! Way to go Memphis!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3mphis View Post
    Just got word that the axe sold for $150 in the auction!!!!! Isn't that awesome!

    Totally frickin' awesome! Well done. Full marks.

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