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    Cold day project - Couldn't find one at the store, . . .

    I couldn't find this model of handle at local stores. The wood is Ironwood.

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    I'm pretty sure my ax has a chain and gas engine attached to it .
    Not sure where the handle would go .

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    Very nice work! You are clearly skilled at your craft.....one I wish I'd learned, but have not. Bravo!
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    Well done!
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    Nice! Store-bought handles are quick and easy but they don't satisfy the way that one will.
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    Very nice!

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    Very nice handle indeed.

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    That looks great! I have an old 'boys' axe that the handle has a sideways warp to it and you just gave me another project, thinking of that way I'm not sure I should thank you.
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    Well done for sure, I would've slowly and painstakingly turned that log into something oval and resembling a football bat.

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    BLISTERS, I feel blisters

    Well done
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    Well done. Love seeing wood projects done so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin101 View Post
    That looks great! I have an old 'boys' axe that the handle has a sideways warp to it and you just gave me another project, thinking of that way I'm not sure I should thank you.
    Is handle original to the axe head?
    Broad axe handles can be found in left, right and centered configuration.

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    Very nice. I also like your drawer pulls on the work bench!
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    Nice handle, it is always nice to make something that is useful. Most people don't appreciate the work that goes into a good handle. I worked for years in the machine room of a furniture factory, I kept a few hickory boards stashed for handles. I made handles for almost anything you could want including the company's hammer handles. Having access to the machinery made it a lot easier. I have even made a few fancy handsaw handles, a few was enough.

    I picked up a S.A. Wetterling hatchet at the local flea market and made a new hickory handle for it. I cut it out with a band saw and finished by hand. Being retired I don't have access to the fancy machinery, it takes a bit longer.

    Does your axe have a makers mark? I like old tools and have several axes and hatchets, I don't have an axe of that pattern but I'll find one.

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    Those Hudson’s bay type axes are my favorite. I have a Norland hatchet that looks like it’s little brother. Once I looked it up and saw it’s value on E bay I started keeping it in the house.
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    Well done sir !

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    Grand Dad's old double bit axe handle had so much English on it that I replaced it with a home made one from a guy in Nacogdoches. Hickory; ready for many more decades of use.

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    Not an axe, but I found an old shovel head with the handle gone on this place we bought a few years ago. Thought it would be neat to make a new handle for it. We have quite a few Osage trees on the property and I figured if I can find a straight stave of Osage long enough, it would make an awesome handle. Maybe I'll get around to it this year.

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    Nice job!
    I just replaced an axe haft on a mid 19th century fire axe. I cheated, and located an old fawn's foot haft. But, still had to do the whittling, to get it to fit that old cast head, which is missing a chunk.
    And, if anyone has any old heads, like this, laying around, please let me know. Thanks!
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