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Tricorn

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01-15-2020 05:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool handle commission axe tomahawk

I have a tomahawk head that I purchased without a handle as I intended to make it myself. Fast forward, and I have had to stop woodworking and have sold all my tools. This was part of downsizing and prioritizing hobbies after becoming a parent.

Anyways, I would like to commission someone to make handle for me. I can ship the head for fitting. Preferably a figured wood suitable for tool handle usage and finished. If you could add a pewter end cap, that would be great.

Please let me know if you are interested, and we can discuss terms.

Thanks


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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 01-15-2020 09:17 PM

Do you know you can buy handles online?
Examples:
https://beaver-tooth.com/
or
https://tennesseehickory.com/

Even the hardware store sells replacement handles, for that lacking wood working tools.

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 01-15-2020 09:28 PM

Figured wood is usually not he best for strength

-- Bondo Gaposis

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SMP

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#3 posted 01-15-2020 11:19 PM



Figured wood is usually not he best for strength

- bondogaposis

Basically this here^. There is a reason handles were made from Straight grained hickory for centuries. Or you could make a one time use burl handle.

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John Smith

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#4 posted 01-15-2020 11:24 PM

Tricorn – what will the tomahawk be used for ?
display as a wall hanger or actual chopping wood and killing varmints ?

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-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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Michael Murphy

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#5 posted 01-15-2020 11:43 PM

Do you have a picture of this tomahawk head?

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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Tricorn

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#6 posted 01-17-2020 01:14 AM

All,
I appreciate your responses. I found a site that sells pre-carved handles in various sizes. With most of the wood removed, I should be able to fit the head using files.

I will be back on if it doesn’t pan out.

Thanks again

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SMP

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#7 posted 01-17-2020 01:58 AM



All,
I appreciate your responses. I found a site that sells pre-carved handles in various sizes. With most of the wood removed, I should be able to fit the head using files.

I will be back on if it doesn’t pan out.

Thanks again

- Tricorn

Do you have rasps? I would suggest those to save time. If you don’t have any, files will work slowly. Or check amazon for the chinese hand cut rasps. I got a pair for $13 and they work amazingly well.

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