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Chris Wright

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#1 posted 09-06-2009 03:40 PM

I’d keep the ring, or ferrel, for any other handles you decide to make, it helps reinforce the striking end. Like Sam said though, leave a little wood protruding from the end. Also, you can take some water and let it soak into the end grain a bit and touch it to an iron to steam the end, causing it to swell up and grip the ferrel better.

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