Discussion in 'Hand Tools' started by Brink, Apr 28, 2019.
This hewing broad axe head has been sitting in my shop for far too long.
Time for a new handle.
It appears to be blacksmith made from mid to late 1800’s, so I will make the handle by hand.
I also didn’t feel like playing Tetris with my power equipment to get to the bandsaw.
It’s a complicated handle, needs to be offset and canted.
After much work with drawknife and rasp, I can fit the handle into the head.
Shaped, and a coat of finish
Canted? I thought you were an AmeriCAN, not an AmeriCANT....hahahahhaa
Looks cool Brink. What will you use it for?
For TTTSNH ver.1
Can Ted post about 16,000 plans?
And it’s Miller time.
Found one of those on a construction project one time. Was buried and the pipeline plow dug it up.
Very nice Brink! The Johnny Cash reference was also cool!!
Hmm....a lil late on that one. You have plans to make another one like it?
Looks like an axecellent job.
I figure when this one finally self destructs.
Looks great. I have so many tools with broken handles that need to be replaced. So many broken tools and so little time.
Super nice! Is the handle made of Hickory? May be camera perspective, but looks like the handle is a bit short for this kind of ax. Nice dog! Chuck
Is that canted for a right hander or a left hander; and how the heck did you know to cant it?????????????
Very cool! Mount the head for a lefty and Ill take it