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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-08-2016, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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I found an old hatchet while cleaning out my garden shed and I donít remember ever having it. The handle is broken and someone painted it as if to mark it as a safety hazard and I only say that because I kind of remember a contractor doing that kind of stuff.

I may have pulled it out of the trash to fix it as my own, but just donít remember even how long Iíve had it. Funny thing is that I know I have another better one that belonged to my dad and I canít find it anywhere.

Anyway I just googled ďhatchet handle replacementĒ and saw a few different styles, but I donít see a size and wonder if they are universal.

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that's a broad head hewing hatchet and the handle that's in it is pretty close to what you are looking for... straight...
A Collins style handle have a slight hook to the handle which more of a chopping ax...
length/diameter is what make you happy in the comfort zone...
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Wow Stick, I know nothing about hatchets and the fact that you added more meaning to this hatchet just blew me away.

I had no idea of what a “hewing hatchet” was so I googled it and was shocked to see some guy selling one on eBay for $300 although I’m pretty sure mine isn’t even a fraction of that. LOL

So I was trying to find out what they are used for and I found a YouTube video of a guy using it to shave bark off a branch. I don't know what else they are used for, but I'll keep looking.

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Wow Stick, I know nothing about hatchets and the fact that you added more meaning to this hatchet just blew me away.

I had no idea of what a ďhewing hatchetĒ was so I googled it and was shocked to see some guy selling one on eBay for $300 although Iím pretty sure mine isnít even a fraction of that. LOL

So I was trying to find out what they are used for and I found a YouTube video of a guy using it to shave bark off a branch. I don't know what else they are used for, but I'll keep looking.
proud of that head .. ain't he...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewing
here ya go....
ash or hickory are just the ticket..

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Heads a bit larger than that and with full length handles were used to hew railroad bed cross ties by hand by the old timers in my area.
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proud of that head .. ain't he...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewing
here ya go....
ash or hickory are just the ticket..

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I don't have access to those hard woods and it would be cheaper to buy one from Amazon for $8.



I just realized that someone sharpened it wrong by grinding both sides and I'm not sure if I should try to fix it because it will Take off about 1/4"
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A great resource for old tools is Eric Sloane's A Museum of Early American Tools:

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I don't have access to those hard woods and it would be cheaper to buy one from Amazon for $8.

I just realized that someone sharpened it wrong by grinding both sides and I'm not sure if I should try to fix it because it will Take off about 1/4"
that looks like the ticket but will it fit...

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that looks like the ticket but will it fit...
I don't know. If its too big then I can make it smaller, but I don't know what to do with it if its too small.

I'm collecting an assortment of stuff that I bought on line that don't fit anything I have and pretty soon I'm going to have to start selling stuff on eBay just to get rid of it and probably at a loss.
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