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Pick Axe handle?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Win38-55, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Win38-55

    Win38-55

    5
    Nov 29, 2003
    I have what I call a pick axe, it needs a handle. I have seen numbers such as a number 6 or number 7 but no size. Are they all same size? https://win38-55.smugmug.com/Pick-Axe/i-Ktcs43n/A https://win38-55.smugmug.com/Pick-Axe/i-3bzPTqK/A
     
  2. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Replacement handles are typically a universal fit. They made need rasping down to fit the particular eye snugly.
     
  3. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
  4. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    I don't come across slip fit pick handles worth a hoot at hardware stores anymore. What's out there these days are modified sledge handles with a tapered plastic sleeve attached. Nice to see from the Tennessee Hickory catalogue that traditional ones still exist. The reason I've been looking I have a 16 lb sledge head with a 1 1/2 x 2 'round-over rectangle' eye (much larger than an standard sledge eye) that I was hoping to be able to adapt a pick handle to.
     
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  5. Win38-55

    Win38-55

    5
    Nov 29, 2003
    NO 6 it is. Thank you all. That link to catalog was very helpful. Thank you again. Martial
     
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  6. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    Report back when whatever you ordered actually fits.
     
  7. Win38-55

    Win38-55

    5
    Nov 29, 2003
  8. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    Lucky you...and the grain orientation on it looks to be good as well.
     
  9. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Looks like excellent wood! And it will fit up nicely.

    I try to set those with 1/2" or less wood protruding above the head. I either shave the handle or cut off the top. Don't make much difference.
     
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