1960's Brades Co Axe Restoration #AEGPOWERTOOLS #VINTAGEAXE

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  • Published on Apr 22, 2019
  • This is my dad's 1960's Brades Co no 301 3lb Axe. It has certainly seen better days. Rather then it being thrown out for scrap, I said I would take it and see what I can do with it.I have never attempted to make an Axe handle, or polish up an axe, but I'm very happy with the end results.
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  • Andy Marriott
    Andy Marriott Month ago

    Lovely bit of restoration

  • back in the workshop
    back in the workshop 2 months ago

    Mmm looks good, does your Dad want it back now?😂

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  2 months ago

      Haha, when he saw it, I didn't realise it was the same axe. He doesn't want it back though, cus he wouldn't want to get it dirty

  • TOMMY TURBO TREASURES
    TOMMY TURBO TREASURES 4 months ago

    brades are one of Englands best vintage hand tool makers, best quality steel and craftsmanship you will ever see, they even made military gear such as the land rover spade that attached to the side of the land rover as a entrenching tool if they got stuck , of witch i own 3 ranging from 1944 to 1956, all of witch are serviceable and get regular use:-)
    im actually after a brades axe, im hoping to spot one at the car boot sale...lol but they are a hard maker to get hold of, ill spot one some day id imagine but ive been looking for years, i plan on doing what you have done in this video and restore it...
    really enjoyed the video buddy was a pleasure to watch:-)

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  4 months ago

      Ha ha, that's quite a funny thing. Glad you managed to got hold of one though, will look out for it on your channel

    • TOMMY TURBO TREASURES
      TOMMY TURBO TREASURES 4 months ago

      @James' Man Cave found a 301 2 lbs brades axe today at the car booty....FINALLY....lol needs restored...how weird is that, were talking about them and i go find one...:-D you must have brought me luck...lol

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  4 months ago +1

      Again, that's really useful and interesting to know. I did some research and found out that archaeologists use brades trowls, as they regard them the best. I'll make sure to look out for a draw blade, as I too like to frequent a car boot sale or 2! Lol 😂 hope you find the odd video on here of interest and thanks for watching again 👍

    • TOMMY TURBO TREASURES
      TOMMY TURBO TREASURES 4 months ago

      James' Man Cave “brades” also made a draw blade for wood carving, if you ever see one id buy it, come in handy for a man such as your self:-)
      I consider “brades” to be the best vintage tool makers of all time, the best of Englands steel was used way back when and it cant be matched these days, tools for life are brades, I’m a man of steel so to speak...lol i work with and craft steel as a profession;-) im currently watching your mallet video, and all the rest no doubt:-) great channel buddy, and no worries on the info... 👌

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  4 months ago +1

      Tommy, big thanks for the info, I find it really interesting to find out information on old English tool makers. So the more info people tell me the better, so thanks for that, and thanks for watching and good luck in your search for one

  • Suj Menon
    Suj Menon 5 months ago

    Great job James. I always like a restoration video (like those by Hand Tool Rescue channel). Liked the expression while sanding the handle as well 👍😆 Haha...

  • SCRAP WOOD TO CRAFTWOOD

    Great restoration james buddy just shows with a little time and effort what can be achieved excellent job mate look forward to the next video

  • dixy1967
    dixy1967 5 months ago

    Well done James! Excellent job & great video. Keep em coming mate 👍

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago

      Thanks very much, wasn't to sure about this one, as loads of axe restoration videos out there. But people seem to being enjoying it. 👍

  • Christofix - DIY Projects

    With this video you have proven that you don't have to throw anything away and that you can still make something beautiful out of it.

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago

      😂 👍

    • Christofix - DIY Projects
      Christofix - DIY Projects 5 months ago

      @James' Man Cave same her my friend,and you know what they say, great minds think alike hahahah LOL

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago +1

      Thanks. Maybe it's because I like old tools, or maybe because I'm tight, but if I can fix it and not buy something new then I will 😂 🤣

  • Andy Pugh
    Andy Pugh 5 months ago

    Nice job James.

    • Andy Pugh
      Andy Pugh 5 months ago

      @James' Man Cave Definitely.

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago

      Likewise Andy, likewise 👍

    • Andy Pugh
      Andy Pugh 5 months ago

      @James' Man Cave If you do make some, be sure to keep one for me.

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago +1

      Excellent, will look forward to that

    • Andy Pugh
      Andy Pugh 5 months ago

      @James' Man Cave I am. I've a couple of ideas. Hopefully get started this week.

  • Pete Beardsley
    Pete Beardsley 5 months ago

    There are few things more satisfying than taking something broken/rusty/junk and making it shiny and useable again. Good job James.

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago +1

      Thanks Pete, I have to admit, I did find it quite therapeutic grinding and then sanding the axe head so it didn't have any blemishes left. Looking forward to using it in anger now! 🤣

  • Thomas Prendiville
    Thomas Prendiville 5 months ago

    Another great video by one of my favourite youtubers 👍 and I'm not being biased even though we have similar accents.
    Well done James.

    • Thomas Prendiville
      Thomas Prendiville 5 months ago

      @James' Man Cave haha, I'm sure you can cope with the pressure.
      Well done James 👍🏻

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago

      Well thanks big time Thomas. Not to much pressure on me for future videos then ☺

  • Sparky 415 Everythings Adjustable

    Brades made good tools, that's a Kent pattern axe if you were interested 👍

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago

      This is why it's handy to know people like yourself! I had a quick Google of them last night, but most of the stuff I read was about their history. Thanks for the info, am interested in finding another brades tool now to go with this one

    • Sparky 415 Everythings Adjustable
      Sparky 415 Everythings Adjustable 5 months ago

      They did a wide range of tools, as well as axes I think I have a lump hammer, brick bolster chisel and even a herb chopper for the kitchen & lots of axes 👍 there's a ton of stuff out there if you google them

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago

      I am very interested. All I really found out about the company, was it was bought by spear and Jackson in 1967, and they make a trowel archaeologists love. So that good to hear some more about them. Thank you

  • Hand-i-Craft
    Hand-i-Craft 5 months ago

    Fantastic piece of work😀.

  • Mulligan Farms
    Mulligan Farms 5 months ago +1

    Throwing it out ??? Good on you for restoring it.
    Neat connection with your dad's axe, the zebrano from you mum's box, and the handle you made.

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago +1

      Hey that's a great thought about the connection, I hadn't thought of that! Good spot. 👍

  • resinAce
    resinAce 5 months ago

    First :) That was a nice restoration! We actually have an axe-throwing centre in my local town, teaching essential skills for a zombie apocalypse.

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago

      Haha, good spot. That one is extremely nosey and fearless. I had to chase her away 3 times. 😂

    • resinAce
      resinAce 5 months ago

      @James' Man Cave btw loving the duck appearances - you got video-bombed a few times there XD Especially the one at the end that was casually walking past whilst you were swinging the axe!

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  5 months ago +1

      Haha, sounds like that would be something fun to do on a stag do! 🤣 🤔