What's your handle treatment?

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What's your handle treatment?

Post by frizzen » January 1st, 2022, 10:55 pm

For your Axes and other wooden tool handles, what's your preferred handle treatment and why?

I know these are usually the big ones getting talked about:
Boiled Linseed Oil
Bees wax
Pine Tar (hard type for horse / sailing stuff, not baseball sticky)
A 'Secret' recipe passed down through time
Fiberglass or Composite handles (ugh, sorry...)

Also, what kind of process, rigmarole, magic ceremony, or system do you like to follow for application?
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Re: What's your handle treatment?

Post by sumnergeo » January 3rd, 2022, 8:44 am

Linseed Oil, BLO

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Re: What's your handle treatment?

Post by Trailsawyer » January 3rd, 2022, 11:56 am

Boiled Linseed Oil!