1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

  2. Click here to enter the drawing for your chance to win a Kizer Sheepdog & Ka-Bar Dozier Folding Hunter, , Bladeforums.com swag or memberships!

    Be sure to read the rules before entering, then help us decide next week's giveaway by hitting the poll in that thread! Entries close at midnight, Saturday August 10!

    Once the entries close, we'll live stream the drawing on Sunday, July 28 at 5PM Eastern. Tune in to our YouTube channel TheRealBladeForums for a chance to win bonus prizes!

    Questions? Comments? Post in the discussion thread here

It followed me home (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Steve Tall, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    A plastic lining would be subject to damage by saw points. Some sort of liquid applied coating would be better. DIY spray-on bedliner might be a good choice if it resists evaporust.
     
    A17 and Fmont like this.
  2. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    A good investment if you can get many things cleaned with it over time. If you use a trough, you will want a fairly tight cover to protect it over a long period of time. 5 gallons is big money if only used a few times, cheap if you get long use out of it. I buy 1 gallon at a time. I pour mine into various sizes sealed Tupperware type containers and drop my items in. I just leave them sealed until next use. If it were me, I would try your first idea then move on if it wasn't satisfactory. Maybe experiment on a hand saw. When done I run the items with fine steel wool under running water, dry, then spray with wd40 and wipe down. I usually use a cup brush on saws but I may try one this way. After removing the handle...

    BTW, one of the selling points is it being skin safe. I tend to get dermatitis outbreaks on my hands with chemical contact so I use rubber gloves anyway. Itchy blistered hands are no fun. Your milage may vary.
     
  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I don't know how much it costs, but they do sell that big bucket of it that has a basket.
    Any YouTubers who use the stuff say they're getting lots of use out of it, but maybe the bucket with the lid and everything as they supply it has something to do with that.
     
  4. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    717
    Apr 20, 2017
    Yeah, a 5 gallon bucket runs $75. I was thinking just pour it back into the 5 gallon between uses. But I'll pick up 1 gallon before i jump into the deep end
     
  5. FLINT77

    FLINT77

    247
    Apr 8, 2013
    This is exactly what the evaporust website suggests for items that can't be submerged:

    Soak a thick paper towel with Evapo-Rust® and then place it over the rusted area. Make sure the soaked paper towel conforms to the shape of the object bein de-rusted. For heavier rust, cover the soaked towel with the plastic wrap and tape the wrap down to prevent moisture from escaping. After an appropriate period of time, remove the soaked towel and rinse the area with water. The paper towel must remain soaked with Evapo-Rust® for this method to work effectively.

    For heavy rust I've found that it can take a couple days soaking - and I'll periodically go and flip the item over and give it a quick scrub with a toothbrush. Light rust I've seen cleared off in just a few hours. most stuff I just let soak overnight and its all set.
     
  6. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    717
    Apr 20, 2017
    Well how do you like that! The downside would be that there's probably no recovering that evapo-rust. But I'd sure like to try it out. I'll run by tractor supply tomorrow, says they keep it in stock.
     
    Square_peg and A17 like this.
  7. A17

    A17

    921
    Jan 9, 2018
    I used the paper towel method but it left polka dots all over my drawknife. I'd try the blue non-patterned shop paper towels if I had to do it over. I suspended the drawknife over a plastic tub full of evaporust and tools, wrapped it in paper towels, and draped the towel tips into the evaporust to draw liquid up and to try to prevent it from drying out too fast. It worked, but I had to "sprinkle" the towel throughout the day to keep it from drying out.
     
  8. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
  9. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

    719
    Nov 14, 2017
    Nice looking jersey up there JB!
     
    Fmont and A17 like this.
  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    That solid metal knife looking thing is interesting.
     
    Fmont, jblyttle and A17 like this.
  11. Maine20

    Maine20

    275
    Aug 8, 2017
    This looks like a Kelly Perfect to me. It’s big, 4lbs 13 oz.
    No markings at all, no eye ridges. Any thoughts on the maker??

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    find a td bank location
     
    Fmont, garry3, A17 and 2 others like this.
  12. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    It's a crab knife.

    It's definitely reusable, but it can only convert a finite amount of rust before it's used up. You will know when it stops working effectively. I would always recommend knocking off as much heavy rust as possible mechanically first. It helps the Evaporust work more quickly, and helps it last longer.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
    Fmont, A17, Miller '72 and 2 others like this.
  13. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I'd guess a Woodslasher. A Perfect would have a stamp.
     
    Fmont, A17, Trailsawyer and 2 others like this.
  14. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
    Somethings off with the bevels, they're the right shape and radii, but the... Sprout I guess it is is a touch too think I think, and the cheeks of the bevels seem too short but I haven't really looked at a kp in months so it could just be weird but what it seems like to me is a very convincing and nicely made fake.

    I personally think that a fake is more interesting than a real one, so long as you know it's fake but in this case, both would be equally cool cause you just don't see 5 pound KPs that often
     
    Fmont, Yankee Josh and A17 like this.
  15. Maine20

    Maine20

    275
    Aug 8, 2017
    I thought the same thing but haven’t seen any 5 lbs woodslashers. Or ones with beveled cheeks. It’s definitely possible though, there’s plenty of axes out there I haven’t seen.
     
    Fmont, Yankee Josh, garry3 and 2 others like this.
  16. FLINT77

    FLINT77

    247
    Apr 8, 2013
    could be a plumb jet wing.

    or.....

    could be a Barco Kelly Perfect.

    I had this axe which looks very similar to yours - and with no discernible markings anywhere at all on it.

    [​IMG]

    then I soaked it in evaporust and found this

    [​IMG]

    If I had wire wheeled it those markings would have been quickly removed and I would have never known what it was. As it is now, after some additional cleaning and I don't remember what all else I did to it the markings are almost gone.
     
  17. Maine20

    Maine20

    275
    Aug 8, 2017
    Interesting! Do you remember the weight of your head?
     
  18. FLINT77

    FLINT77

    247
    Apr 8, 2013
    Yes, my head weighs 3lbs, 12 -13 oz. And the cutting edge is ~5 3/4". Don't remember the front to back length, probably ~7 1/2".
     
    Fmont, garry3 and Square_peg like this.
  19. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I know your axe is definitely a Barco KP, but not one of the extra sloppy examples they're putting out today.
    Probably 10 years old or more, but honestly I don't know how long they've been as bad as they currently are.
     
  20. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Twenty dollar axe heads were recently mentioned in another thread. I'm pleased to report I found another! Really it's $22 after you deduct shipping costs. Screenshot_20190722-190050_Chrome.jpg
    Overlaid bit too! Screenshot_20190722-190112_Chrome.jpg
    It's far from perfect(no pun intended) but It'll clean up nice for sure. Screenshot_20190722-190526_Chrome.jpg
    I can't see from the photos if it has TT on the other side. I'll just have to wait till it gets here. Money well spent in my book!
     

Share This Page