|Project by Chuck||posted 02-17-2012 03:55 PM||2324 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
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, http://woodchucksworkshop.blogspot.com