My friend Connor invited me and a few other plant geeks (including Andi Houston and Andy Firk) over to his place in Micanopy the other day.
He’s got all kinds of cool projects going on; however, we got there at dusk so it was hard to see much… but one thing I saw and had to share was this innovative way to put a solid hickory handle on a sledgehammer head:
When that tree fills in, that head will be encased in immobile hickory wood. He told me that he cut the sapling above the hammer head and slipped the head over, then the tree grew a new top and has continued to thicken.
I’ve tried researching this method after seeing this at Connor’s farm but haven’t had any luck yet. If you know more, please share!
read somewhere that the Indians did that with stone heads for clubs and cutting tools
I would love to read more on that.
Wasn’t that so cool?
Any update on how this turned out? My dad recommended this technique to me years ago and I’d like to try it out but want to get some background first.
I love this. We keep finding tool heads on the property. I should stick one on a hickory sapling…