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I made a wedge style handle for a tamper tool. We used it for a landscaping project at my sister's.
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Tamper missing handle
Tamper missing handle
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Tree limb to be cut
Tree limb to be cut
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Future handle
Future handle
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Trimmed off branches
Trimmed off branches
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Perfect fit
Perfect fit
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Another look
Another look
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So turns out I didn't do enough research on what a "wedge" handle was! I thought it was something that was simply wedged into place, but now I know that a physical wedge is placed to split the handle to keep it snug. Looks like the only handle BBs are for pin or wedge style, so I can delete the above post and maybe try it for an oddball.
 
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Hi Bryan, feel free to submit to oddball.  I like having your post above to help others understand what is and isn't a wedge handle so thanks for posting it!  Plus there's this: Deleting stuff
 
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Made a wedge style handle for real this time! Had an old round head hammer lying around and an old chair leg for the handle. Used a hatchet and carving knife to shape the handle, and a hand saw to cut off the extra at the top.
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Round head hammer head
Round head hammer head
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Old chair leg
Old chair leg
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Starting to shape the handle
Starting to shape the handle
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Finishing touches
Finishing touches
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Pre wedge
Pre wedge
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Wedge in
Wedge in
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Side view of wedge
Side view of wedge
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With the excess cut off the top
With the excess cut off the top
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Carved this wood handle for an adze from an unknown piece of wood that looked as if it was a piece of dimensional lumber.
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Made an ergonomic handle for a hammer using serviceberry wood.
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Closeup of wedge
Closeup of wedge
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ergonomic handle!
ergonomic handle!
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Hammer handle under construction
Hammer handle under construction
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Hammer head without handle
Hammer head without handle
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I came into possession of a hatchet that was attached to a modified axe handle. The axe handle broke off, and I decided that it needed a more typical hatchet handle instead so it could be used for more precise woodworking purposes.

I had been drying the branch of Griselinia for a year, so it seemed like a good candidate for a tool handle. Since I didn't take the bark off, it was slightly spalted, but was still quite hard and strong. This shrub/tree species was historically used for tool handles, and I can see why! It is resistant to checking while drying and it cleaned up very nicely. Tried it already, and it works a treat!
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The hatchet head needing a handle & the wood I chose to make it out of (dried Griselinia littoralis)
The hatchet head needing a handle & the wood I chose to make it out of (dried Griselinia littoralis)
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Carving down the handle with a sideaxe
Carving down the handle with a sideaxe
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Finishing with a cabinet scraper & attaching the handle with its original metal wedge
Finishing with a cabinet scraper & attaching the handle with its original metal wedge
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i made a hatchet for my lady. i messed up the first 2 pieces of wood i tried, so that's why the wood may look different in each photo. I was going to make the whole neck chiseled down, but i like the way this looks with just the handle being smooth.
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broken handle and blade and woodv1
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in progress woodv2
in progress woodv2
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in progresswoodv2
in progresswoodv2
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in progress woodv3
in progress woodv3
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finished woodv3
finished woodv3
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