|Project by jordanp||posted 09-29-2013 02:38 AM||1701 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Bought a new smith and Wesson hatchet about a year ago and the first time I used it on a camping trip the plastic handle broke and revealed a hollow plastic handle. Wasn’t happy..
After sitting in my Alice pack for a year, I pulled it out chiseled away the remaining plastic and fit it with a custom made tzalem wood handle. Turned out pretty solid finished it in BLO and paste wax.
In total I spent about an hour making, fitting and finishing the new handle.
I added a picture of the lovely plastic handle remains.
-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy