Cherry Axe handle

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Project by Ballantyne posted 12-10-2013 11:24 PM 5629 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres the story of the Axe head who needed to be hung!

I also have a youtube video of me making this!
Watch and subscribe! :)

So, I posted an add on Kijiji saying ill hang some axe heads for people.. Maybe a special axe head or somthing with sentimental value type thing.

So A guy mailed me his, and I hung it for him!
He said he couldnt find a handle to fit it.

So I took a stab at making one!
Started by using the fro to split the log, trying to keep as much grain together as I could.
I made 2 handles.
The first one I cut out but chainsaw, the next one I used an axe to cut out the shape. I used an angle grinder to get rid of some more material. Palm sanded, then by hand. One coat of linseed oil so far.

For the fawns foot, I used my torch to give a different look. I personally like it! The grain is almost purple with the right amount of flame.

Overall length is 31”

Let me know what you think!

Watch the video of me making this! Subscribe to my youtube channel as well! Thanks!

-- Jeff, Bobcaygeon, Wilderness Explorer

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 11:02 AM

Handle is beautiful. Great work.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 12:33 PM

Nice work, looks like you got the shape just right. I wonder about whether cherry is strong enough for an ax?

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 03:12 PM

beautiful work.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 03:22 PM

Thanks guys!
Im sure the cherry will fine fine.. I know everyone uses hickory, but, how can that be the only wood to use? you know? So, well see:) It definatley turned out great though !

-- Jeff, Bobcaygeon, Wilderness Explorer

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