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wow!, How did you make the handle? I wanted to put a nice wooden handle on mine but dont know how to go about it, any pointers?

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sham that is sweet looking. What kind of wood is on the handle maple and hickory? Now you have got me thinking heres and Idea find an old pool cue and cut it off drill it out then fit it up.

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wow!, How did you make the handle? I wanted to put a nice wooden handle on mine but dont know how to go about it, any pointers?

I use a 1" hole saw to cut the pieces out of a board with a drill press. Then I use a forstner bit the size of the spear handle(1/2" for mine) to cut out the center of each piece. Then slide them on the handle, glue, sand and finish them.

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sham that is sweet looking. What kind of wood is on the handle maple and hickory? Now you have got me thinking heres and Idea find an old pool cue and cut it off drill it out then fit it up.

elwood, its walnut and hickory. You should try the pool cue, I think that would look pretty cool.

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Very nice!

I'd put a small Vikings sticker on the center weight. Viking Pride!

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Originally Posted By: Laska
wow!, How did you make the handle? I wanted to put a nice wooden handle on mine but dont know how to go about it, any pointers?

I use a 1" hole saw to cut the pieces out of a board with a drill press. Then I use a forstner bit the size of the spear handle(1/2" for mine) to cut out the center of each piece. Then slide them on the handle, glue, sand and finish them.

sounds like a bit of work, but sounds good to me, Ill give it a try, what material did ya use to put the "clear coat" look on it?

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That is nice sham! Looks like you powder coated it? What kind of wood you use?

Thanks. No powder coat, just spray paint. Its walnut and hickory.

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I tried to make a one piece wood handle for mine last year on my wood lathe but getting the hole through the center never worked out. Might give it another try if I ever find time.

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do you think putting the handle on a spear would make it unbalanced to throw? Just curious, Im going to start making a handle for mine very soon.

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Laska, I didn't have any balance issues with the wood handle. It throws just fine. Post some pics when you get it done.

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Laska, I didn't have any balance issues with the wood handle. It throws just fine. Post some pics when you get it done.

will do for sure, I plan on using cherry and walnut

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So Im working on a handle like sham's today gluing it today sanding and stain tomorrow... I should have pics up in the next day or so...

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Maybe you should make it a PFD double duty spear grin

Couldnt help it laska cant wait to see the finished product and if the barbs still give you trouble let me know I can fix it

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