I picked this axe up at a yardsale a few weeks ago for a couple bucks. Handle was rotten, but what I noticed when I picked it up was that it was already sharp - usually yard sale axes look like they've been used to chop rocks. So I went to the hardware store and picked up a new handle. So far, out of hanging three handles, only one has turned out the way it was supposed to. This is not that one. Here it is:
Do you like my shoes?
Enter the famous $5.00 yard sale DeWalt:
I drilled out the handle. I didn't want to smack up the head, so I figured I'd get rid of as much wood as possible without drilling the head as well.
A little foot action to pry it loose......
...and VIOLA! Here she sits on the new handle:
So it fit on the handle about as well as O.J.'s glove. Suck.
Well, uh, I've never been one to listen to good advice.
I drove the wedge and here is the result:
Next time? Take time. Learn from my mistakes. If you are someone outside of my ginormous group of followers (read: step mom and wifey) and you know about axes, feel free to chime in. I'm not pretending I know anything about axes, the point is that I'm learning about something I'm interested in.
The end result:
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