Saturday, 28 April 2012

Re-handling an axe...

I've re-handled axes or re-wedges exsisiting handles many times now, but only ever with shop bought hickory handles. A few weeks ago my brother Ju came round with a selection of axe heads and a green log of ash with the idea that we both make ourselves a handle each. So we did.

I chose a rather nice, small kent pattern axe head and set about splitting the wood, first with wedges, then shaping it on my shave horse with a draw knife and finally finishing it off with a knife.

It has since shrunk and I've wedged it and it turns out to be my favourite axe for carving. I love it.

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