I needed to make a hammer handle and thought that maybe someone else
might like to know how.
by measuring the hole in the hammer head in both directions..
cut the end of suitable piece of wood to a rectangle with those
dimensions. Then I shape the end to fit into the hole.
primary tools for doing all the work on a handle are a sharp rasp
and a sharp bastard file.
the end of the handle will fit into the hammer head, I mark the
shape of the neck of the handle, as shown in the nest picture.
the front and back first, then mark the sides and shape them. At
this point the handle is still rectangular. Donít try to get the
oval shape until the rectangular shape is correct.
and then rasp to shape.
next picture shows what you will have now.