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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Bag View Post
    Love it. I remember those kinds of handles on hatchets when I was a kid. Never see them anymore. I've got a couple of hi end dead blow hammers that plastic handles have started shattering and rather than toss them I've been trying to figure out how to put new handles on them. So what's the final finish? Like polyurethane?
    I have a Matco deadblow hammer I found on a four wheel drive trail a few years ago and had the same problem. I had purchased a product called Fiberfix (I think) and never used it until last week. I saved the pieces that broke off and stuck them back on and wrapped the handle with it. Worked like a charm and has the added advantage of a better grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baja View Post
    I have a Matco deadblow hammer I found on a four wheel drive trail a few years ago and had the same problem. I had purchased a product called Fiberfix (I think) and never used it until last week. I saved the pieces that broke off and stuck them back on and wrapped the handle with it. Worked like a charm and has the added advantage of a better grip.
    Hey Baja,
    Sorry I did not get back to you sooner, but the finish is nothing but good ole Rustoleum Chrystal clear spray finish. Try it and I think you will like it.

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    I quite often restore old leather handled axes, knives and hammers...glue between each leather washer, clamp them up, shape the handle when dry and I usually finish them with 50/50 beeswax and mineral oil.



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    I have a hammer-type hatchet that needs a new wooden handle and I can't find one anywhere. Any ideas?

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    Check lawnmower and chainsaw shops.

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    Thanks yumastepside! We've added your Axe Handle to our Leathercraft category,
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    My found Estwing hammer needed a new handle, ground the riveted end off and used paracord in place of the rotted shaped leather, I found that more comfortable to use, but if it were a 'nice' hammer I'd probably have gone for leather, nice job btw.



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