I couldn’t pass up the challenge of an axe restoration project when I found this old, neglected axe head at our local market. At only $5 I thought it was worth a go! That was two years ago and it’s taken me until now to tackle it. The handle was made out of a piece of reclaimed Jarrah which is a very hard Australian hardwood – I’m not sure of it’s flexibility but I did a bit of a search and found that axe handles here have been made from it in the past. I don’t have any Hickory or Ash so Jarrah was the best I had.
I also added a leather grip, that came out great considering I just went for it! I used an old belt to keep the reclaimed theme going.
It was kind of a big deal talking to the camera for the first time – we will see if it happens again!
Hope you enjoy the video and as always I’m happy to answer any questions. Please bare in mind I’m no axe handle expert but I’ve made a couple now and still learning.
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