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Ash sledgehammer handle

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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 03-19-2017 11:44 PM 195 views 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend broke the handle on his sledgehammer recently. He’d seen the nice oak handles I’d made for the froes, and wondered if I could re-handle his hammer. I had a scrap of ash laying around, so today I made him a new handle.

Used a Japanese pull-saw to rip the scrap to size, then a (Kunz adjustable mouth) spokeshave to shape the handle and smooth it. No sanding needed, I just had to wind the mouth of the spokeshave almost closed and be careful about working the grain in the right direction. Two coats of BLO, a day or two of drying, and a quick coat of wax and it’ll be ready to go.

-- Dave - Minneapolis





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