"Pipe Hawk Handle Attachment" Topic
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|Mutant Q||13 Mar 2008 2:06 p.m. PST|
Some time ago, in a spasm of The Last Of The Mohicans inspired enthusiasm, I bought a pipe tomahawk. However, over the years, the head started coming loose from the handle and its finally come off. It was then I discovered while the head and handle are of excellent quality, the whole thing was held together with a bead of glue.
Of course, I have no intention of re-gluing the head back on. I was wondering what other methods I should use to putting this hawk back together?
|Coelacanth||13 Mar 2008 6:18 p.m. PST|
Maybe you could wind the end of the haft with thread? Wax might work, too (but might melt out if you ever use the pipe for its intended purpose).
|CLDecker ||13 Mar 2008 7:12 p.m. PST|
Put the handle back in place, tighten with a few taps then stick it head down in some antifreeze for a week or two. The antifreeze swells the wood to make it tighter, and takes time to come loose again.
|red dreads ||13 Mar 2008 7:26 p.m. PST|
Mark, what kind of wood is the tomahawk handle made of?
Water will do the same job as anti freeze and its non toxic,if you decide to use it as a pipe.
A small metal axe pear would hold the head once the head was fitted to the shaft. Make sure the pear is inserted horizontally accross the eye rather than vertically . A vertically inserted pear is more likely to split your handle.
Hope this helps >87)
|bluewillow||13 Mar 2008 7:35 p.m. PST|
a small wedge of timber will do the job
|Dave Crowell ||14 Mar 2008 4:12 a.m. PST|
Melted spruce or pine pitch will do the job as well.
|Fusilier ||14 Mar 2008 1:48 p.m. PST|
A period solution is to use a thin leather "washer" between the head and handle.