Oak Machete Handle

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Project by Chuck posted 02-17-2012 03:55 PM 2707 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a machete with a cheap plastic handle that broke after a little use. I decided to make a new handle from some scraps I had. I had gotten some oak edge boards from a sawmill that i was using for fire wood and charcoal making.

I cut two rough shapes from the rough sawn oak and then glued them together with a sheet of paper between them, I remembered seeing Norm do that to turn something a long time ago. Then I cut out the handle on the bandsaw and sanded it until it felt right in my hand. After I split the pieces apart and cleaned off the glue, I routed out a recess for the blade thickness in one side and then assembled the handle with screws and epoxy.

I finished the handle with a few coats of boiled linseed oil.

-- Chuck,

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#1 posted 02-22-2012 05:27 AM

Nice handle, Chuck! That hook makes a good grip so it won’t slip!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 04:22 PM

Thanks, it fits my hand way better than the plastic handle did.

-- Chuck,

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