Saturday, March 5, 2011
These are a little shorter than the one I turned yesterday due to a defect in the log, these are about 13" long, yesterday's was 15". The stock handle that I broke on Thursday night was 12 1/2". The additional length and the additional weight should provide better tool control. The original handle was Ash and had a specific gravity of .66 Mesquite has a specific gravity of .80, Desert Ironwood is 1.15. I suspect that with the additional length and the much denser wood the tool is about 50% heavier now.