Simple Lap Joint Haft Experiment

FortyTwoBlades

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A quick test of a simple lap joint haft for socket axes. The ideal is a curved branch or a few more complicated two-piece celt handles, but this construction method was fast and easily done with small diameter wood, and held up well enough to stand in for a more proper haft while one is being found (curved branch) or made (mortised two-piece handle.) The test head was the first-generation Traveler's Celt prototype. Currently waiting on the third generation sample to arrive, which has an oval socket and thicker bit than this first-gen example.

[video=youtube;5Ma_m9XsIjI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ma_m9XsIjI&feature=youtu.be[/video]
 
Same here! I actually didn't expect it to hold together so well, especially given that I'm no pro at jointing.
 
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