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I’ve broken my share of ax handles. A couple of real bad swings can reduce a wooden haft to splinters. At best this means a trip to the local hardware store for another handle. Worst case: You’re in the backcountry and are forced to lean sticks against a rock and jump on them to chop them. Here’s how to make your own axe handle. If you do it right, it’ll be tougher and fit you better than any store-bought handle.

I’ve broken my share of ax handles. A couple of real bad swings can reduce a wooden haft to splinters. At best this means a trip to the local hardware store for another handle. Worst case: You’re in the backcountry and are forced to lean sticks against a rock and jump on them to chop them. Here’s how to make your own axe handle. If you do it right, it’ll be tougher and fit you better than any store-bought handle.

This image shows the shoulder from the inside. The seams are just as neatly finished inside as out. Shoulder seams interior, WRHS 61.82.8 See more detail by clicking on the image!

Man’s linen shirt, late 18th century

This image shows the shoulder from the inside. The seams are just as neatly finished inside as out. Shoulder seams interior, WRHS 61.82.8 See more detail by clicking on the image!

british uniforms american revolution - Google Search/brought many to the shores of the new world//Klefford as mercanaries others on both side of the conflict.

british uniforms american revolution - Google Search/brought many to the shores of the new world//Klefford as mercanaries others on both side of the conflict.

colonial military uniform    http://www.nps.gov/fost/historyculture/patriot-leader-of-new-york.htm

colonial military uniform http://www.nps.gov/fost/historyculture/patriot-leader-of-new-york.htm

VERY FINE AND RARE AMERICAN SHORT SABER WITH MUSHROOM CAP POMMEL, CIRCA 1770-1785

VERY FINE AND RARE AMERICAN SHORT SABER WITH MUSHROOM CAP POMMEL, CIRCA 1770-1785

Knit Cap Recovered from the 1798 Wreck of the DeBraak off the Coast of Delaware. Putman, Tyler Rudd; "Textile Artifacts from H. M. Sloop DeBraak.","Military Collector and Historian." Volume 65. Spring 2013. No. 1

Knit Cap Recovered from the 1798 Wreck of the DeBraak off the Coast of Delaware. Putman, Tyler Rudd; "Textile Artifacts from H. M. Sloop DeBraak.","Military Collector and Historian." Volume 65. Spring 2013. No. 1

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