- 7 July 2014 at 4:57 am #59165
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.22 August 2014 at 12:43 am #61522BrianJParticipant
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, Canada22 August 2014 at 8:46 pm #61545
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.22 August 2014 at 9:23 pm #61547David GillParticipant
Great video I enjoyed watching Thanks for posting
Wigan, Lancs. England :22 August 2014 at 11:00 pm #61550Greg MerrittParticipant
@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.com23 August 2014 at 12:40 am #61555
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.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.