Sunday, March 31, 2013

Making An Axe Handle

Several years back while rummaging through a scape metal pile I came across a axe.    It was a Collins 3.5 pound double bitted axe.    The handle was broke one side of the blade was chiped some.   I have always collected axes,  hatchets,  and knives.    I brought it home and it has been collecting dust ever since.    This spring I decided to get it out make a handle and sharpen it.
 This is the completed handel working at sharpen  the axe now
The board to the left was the piece of lumber that I sawed the handle from
I used a power bandsaw to saw it out and then a rasp and drawknife to shape it.
My great grandfather was a carver who carved axe handels for people in Canada he got 2.00 apiece to carve and install a handle.

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