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Make a handle - PEP BB tool.sand.handle

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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in tool care.

Tools are much more useful if they have handles.  Handles occasionally break and need to be replaced.  Let's learn how to make a handle!

Tools handles that qualify for this BB are:
 - axe
 - hatchet
 - maul
 - sledge
 - hammer
 - pick
 - pickaxe
 - pulaski
 - fokken hoe

Split wood is generally better stock to use for handles but store-bought will work if you watch the grain (as mentioned in this video):


To get certified for this BB, post three pics:

  - pic of tool with missing/broken/inadequate handle
  - pic of new handle under construction
  - pic of tool with new handle installed
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I did this at the PEP1 event!  Not best handle but it's possibly the prettiest
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Wooden handle and hammer head
Wooden handle and hammer head
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Shaping handle with shaving horse and draw knife
Shaping handle with shaving horse and draw knife
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Finished beauty
Finished beauty
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This is a handle I crafted for a sledge hammer at the PEP 1 course.
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Sledge hammer head
Sledge hammer head
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Cutting the handle to size
Cutting the handle to size
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Using the draw knife to shape the handle
Using the draw knife to shape the handle
Shaping-the-neck-of-the-handle.jpg
Shaping the neck of the handle
Shaping the neck of the handle
Creating-the-slit-for-the-wedge.jpg
Creating the slit for the wedge
Creating the slit for the wedge
Fits-in-the-sledge-head-snuggly.jpg
Fits in the sledge head snuggly
Fits in the sledge head snuggly
Creating-the-wedge.jpg
Creating the wedge
Creating the wedge
Wedge-installed-and-cut.jpg
Wedge installed and cut
Wedge installed and cut
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Finished product!
Finished product!
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Testing out the sledge on a log
Testing out the sledge on a log
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For this axe head, I chopped down a Saskatoon standing dead pole/branch. I used a knife then a draw knife to peel, shape and smooth the handle. Then I split the end and made some wedges, put the head on and was a snug fit, then knocked a wedge in and finished it. Now Paul has a new axe with character for his tool rack!
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Raw handle
Raw handle
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Getting ready to shape the handle
Getting ready to shape the handle
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Axe all finished
Axe all finished
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One of my favorite hatchets.
Hammer-hatchet-with-no-handle.jpg
Hammer/hatchet with no handle
Hammer/hatchet with no handle
Handle-in-the-making.jpg
Handle in the making
Handle in the making
Handle-smoothed-out.jpg
Handle smoothed out
Handle smoothed out
Handle-installed.jpg
Handle installed
Handle installed
Handle-finished-in-the-axe-head.jpg
Handle finished in the axe head
Handle finished in the axe head
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Handle pommel
Handle pommel
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It's a bit rough, but I don't mind letting a giligan borrow this one with 30 seconds of training. The handle is made from a "scrap" of white oak that was found laying in a pile of MDF and other garbage. It still needs some oil, but it has already been put to work.
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Starting materials
Starting materials
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Tools used
Tools used
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Handle in progress
Handle in progress
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Finished handle
Finished handle
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This is a hammer head that is missing a handle before I made a handle for it.



These are a few pictures of me constructing the handle.







This is the hammer with my finished handle that I made!



My handle stood up to the work that a hammer does pretty well!



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I told Ashley that I'd give this hammerhead a handle, and here it is!







It's not *the* greatest handle in the world but the wedge seems to hold pretty well:



ETA:  Here is a followup of how this crude, yet very effective, hammer pulls a nail.

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Made a handle for a carving hatchet.
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Roughing out hatchet handle
Roughing out hatchet handle
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Hatchet head needing handle
Hatchet head needing handle
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Ready to rock!
Ready to rock!
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