I need a new handle on mine
by James Denison - 2/16/13 11:45 AM
In Reply to: My best axe was by R. Proffitt
Turns out you can buy the wedge in hardware stores too which helps firm the handle to the axe. Instead I plan to take my table saw and cut out center core (heartwood) from a landscape tie and carve the end to fit. I wish the hole in axes were like the one on my heavy hoe, with a sloping collar instead of straight. On that you can slide the new handle through the hole and then it hits the widening end where it can be hammered down tight and a bit of wood left for later tightening if needed. For axe handles they do it backwards it seems. I suppose I could make one that would slip through the axe hole the same way.
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