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  • #59165
    Jay
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    Hey guys… I want to make a couple handles for mallets/hammers. Does anyone know of a U.S. source for hickory handle blanks? I have seen a few for pen blanks, but that’s all. If someone can point me in the right direction, I appreciate it.

    #61522
    BrianJ
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    May have a better chance looking for stock hickory in your local wood shops, I bought mine finished at a reasonable price, for a 2.5lb axe though, made sure to get straight grained stock with the grain orientation running correctly. Have you seen the forestry service videos on hanging an axe? Great stuff I thought, even though you are not looking for axes….https://m.youtube.com/watch?autoplay=1&v=Xz3rs-eaN3E
    The handles are covered first.. It’s an hour long video.

    Ontario, Canada

    #61545
    Jay
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    Thanks, Brian… I had forgotten about this thread. I was actually looking for handles for a couple mallets. Oddly, hickory seems really hard to find. The Woodcraft store in our area doesn’t even carry it.

    Anyway, I ended up getting one of the octagonal pre-cut handles from this place and just shaping it a bit with my spokeshave.

    http://hickoryhandlestore.com/collections/hammer-handles/products/14-octagon-pattern-claw-hammer-handle-white-american-hickory-item-x7114-2

    #61547
    David Gill
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    Great video I enjoyed watching Thanks for posting

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #61550
    Greg Merritt
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    @jochs99 …They did as of last Saturday (08/16). They changed the store around including the lumber selection. They had a rack full of hickory. You may want to call them before making a trip down though.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #61555
    Jay
    Participant

    Oh geez… I was just in there 2 days ago to pick up an air filter for the new basement shop. I probably walked right past it. Thanks, Greg… I will take a closer look the next time I am there.

    Did you see that big table-top size piece of exotic wood they have hanging? Really beautiful.

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