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Offline Brad in Wisconsin

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need a handle for tis widdle pick
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:38:41 AM »


Where can I get a handle???

The pick is 13 1/2 long stamped 11/2 double bit eye 2 3/4 long 3/4 wide What is it? miner's pick, saddle pick, military?

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Re: need a handle for tis widdle pick
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 11:18:00 AM »
Try House Handle: https://www.househandle.com/.  I've yet to use them, but hear good reports; and they've got a variety.  Measure the eye on the pick, top and bottom (so you know the taper).

Can't help on what it was in its youth/who it was meant for.  Sorry.

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Re: need a handle for tis widdle pick
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 12:31:42 PM »
Could be a coal pick, also called a mining pick used in coal mines. I see one in Seller's Dictionary of American Hand tools.

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Re: need a handle for tis widdle pick
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 12:53:37 PM »
Could be a coal pick, also called a mining pick used in coal mines. I see one in Seller's Dictionary of American Hand tools.
So, if it is, Brad, you now need to get a coal mine...like buying an older British car after finding a Whitworth wrench at a yard sale.

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Re: need a handle for tis widdle pick
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 09:40:16 AM »
If it was found anywhere near southwestern Wisconsin it could likely be for mining lead.

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Re: need a handle for tis widdle pick
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 09:12:56 AM »
was found in NE Wisconsin probably why in such good shape. No coal around there now I need a handle for this pick I tried the places offered and was blown off and other ideas?

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Re: need a handle for tis widdle pick
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 09:55:24 AM »
was found in NE Wisconsin probably why in such good shape. No coal around there now I need a handle for this pick I tried the places offered and was blown off and other ideas?
A suitable stick of hickory or ash, a drawknife and spokeshave, and a method of holding the handle you'll be making seems like the next step.