Preparing the handle for metal part setting:
I drilled holes to avoid handle cracking with wedges.
Two perpendicular saw cuts for wedges:
Wedges are ready to be set:
I inserted the wedges with a glue and cut the excess:
I finished the handle with leenseed oil and liquid wax. As usual.
Several photos of the result:
At last I sharpened the axe, did several test chops. The grip is very comfortable. Cuts are easy and clean.
Well, I guess next project should be done with this new tool.