Hatchet Rehandle

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Project by ChickenChaser posted 03-27-2016 07:36 AM 1182 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Brother in law had this old hatchet he needed rehandled. He has beenmaking me some things out of metal recently that will soon be part of new projects for me. I wanted to return the favor, so I made this handle for his hatchet. Not like I really needed an excuse to make something out of wood.
It’s made out of bradford pear, and I was thinking it was a little thin, but I had another piece of BP that was even thinner and smacked it on the concrete a couple of times and it didn’t break, so i think this may hold up.
It’s just finished in boiled linseed oil, and has some very nice rays on the back and front of the handle.

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#1 posted 03-27-2016 08:49 AM

Looks like it should feel and serve excellent!

I have three old hatchets waiting for the right piece of wood. I don’t want to buy the handles because I really want to make them.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#2 posted 03-27-2016 01:12 PM

Looks like it has some nice grain on it, well done. Did I ever tell you about my family hatchet. It has been in my family for six generations and has been passed down from generation to generation. I came all the way from Ireland and has only had the handle replaced three times and the head twice, but it is still in great shape. ;)
Have a great day!

-- Brian Noel

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#3 posted 03-27-2016 03:20 PM

Good job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 03-28-2016 01:26 AM

‘Nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 03-29-2016 01:34 AM

Nice save, I’m sure he will use grab for it often.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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