Hatchet handle made from recycled oak rocker

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Project by Scott posted 03-09-2013 08:30 PM 1906 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this hatchet handle from a rotten oak rocker. I used my treadle lathe to turn some beads, then a coping saw and rasps to shape it. Then I glued in a wooden wedge and filled any gaps with epoxy.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 03-12-2013 04:26 PM

Great recycle of the wood. Making a very nice handle for a very useful tool.

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#2 posted 03-13-2013 11:50 AM

I keep coming back to look at your handle. It must have taken some time to carve. (Draw Knife?) Using that type of lathe must be neat too. Great project, you took the time to do what most (unfortunetly) would just through away.

Jay in North Carolina

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 12:03 PM

Thanks! I just used a coping saw to get the curved profile, then just rounded over the corner edges with a rasp. Very simple and pretty quick to do actually. I went to buy a handle from the hardware store and they didn’t have one, so I just made one instead.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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