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SMP

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07-26-2019 03:03 PM

I have some old hammers that need handles. Some carpentry, some blacksmith/sledge. Nearby I have only seen cheap imported ones that are too small and poorly made/finished. Looking for something a little nicer. Anyone know where you can get decent replacement hammer handles?

Thanks
Steve


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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-26-2019 03:54 PM

i ushally make my own handles :<)))

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#2 posted 07-26-2019 04:03 PM

I usually make a trip to Ace Hardware and buy some of their. They usually have enough in stock that I can sort through them and get the straightest grain ones

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#3 posted 07-26-2019 05:15 PM

Beaver-Tooth Handle Company

www.beaver-tooth.com

-- Eric

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#4 posted 07-26-2019 08:02 PM

I’ve gotten in the habit lately of making my own handles. Mostly for heavier tools that I swing hard like hatchets and smithing hammers. Making my own lets me shape it so I can swing it comfortably without it getting away from me.

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#5 posted 07-26-2019 09:11 PM

I usually make my own as well

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SMP

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#6 posted 07-27-2019 12:26 AM

I may end up trying to make one and see. What species should I get? Not really any hickory around, maybe ash? The part that i don’t feel comfortable with is the tenon and wedge(s). But i guess that is currently the problem with a couple of them is the wedges are out and the slot is worn etc.

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#7 posted 07-27-2019 12:30 AM

been getting mine at Menard’s…

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#8 posted 07-27-2019 01:42 AM

Hickory is nice, and a lot of people swear by it. I prefer White Oak. It needs to be split to get nice straight grain. But most has more bounce back than Hickory, so less fatigue.

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#9 posted 07-27-2019 08:51 AM



Beaver-Tooth Handle Company

www.beaver-tooth.com

- Eric

Nice link, that’s a keeper. Thanks.

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Don W

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#10 posted 07-27-2019 12:54 PM


I may end up trying to make one and see. What species should I get? Not really any hickory around, maybe ash? The part that i don’t feel comfortable with is the tenon and wedge(s). But i guess that is currently the problem with a couple of them is the wedges are out and the slot is worn etc.

- SMP

I typically use Ash. Mostly because I have it, but it’s a pretty common specie to use. Almost any straight grain will work.

https://www.timetestedtools.net/2018/12/13/rehanging-the-gutter-adze/

https://www.timetestedtools.net/2019/04/10/helve-a-small-bearded-hatchet-by-james-e-price/

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SMP

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#11 posted 07-27-2019 04:25 PM


I may end up trying to make one and see. What species should I get? Not really any hickory around, maybe ash? The part that i don’t feel comfortable with is the tenon and wedge(s). But i guess that is currently the problem with a couple of them is the wedges are out and the slot is worn etc.

- SMP

I typically use Ash. Mostly because I have it, but it s a pretty common specie to use. Almost any straight grain will work.

https://www.timetestedtools.net/2018/12/13/rehanging-the-gutter-adze/

https://www.timetestedtools.net/2019/04/10/helve-a-small-bearded-hatchet-by-james-e-price/

- Don W

Those are great links, thanks! Where did you get that combo hatchet/adze? I’m looking for one something like that for green carving. I have also been considering getting a shinto rasp, this makes me realize i should go ahead and get one.

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SMP

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#12 posted 07-27-2019 05:33 PM



Beaver-Tooth Handle Company

www.beaver-tooth.com

- Eric

Bummer about his family problems. Most people aren’t willing to wait several weeks nowadays. Otherwise i would probably order a couple from him.

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#13 posted 07-27-2019 06:44 PM

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#14 posted 07-27-2019 11:47 PM



i ushally make my own handles :<)))

- GR8HUNTER


Are you saying you are a source for hammer handles?

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Don W

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#15 posted 07-27-2019 11:54 PM


! Where did you get that combo hatchet/adze? I’m looking for one something like that for green carving.

- SMP

https://amzn.to/2Yk3XSo

I highly recommend it. Ivan is a member here. He has great communication when you buy and the adze/hatchet is fantastic.

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