MG13 wood handles

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MG13 wood handles

Postby 1fozziebear » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:18 pm

Does anybody have or know where I can get replacement wood handles for the MG13. Mine is missing it and would love to out some on it.

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Re: MG13 wood handles

Postby Fishpaw » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:59 pm

I need a replacement set too. I do have the original wood handles. One is in good condition and the other is half gone. Good one could be used as a template.

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Re: MG13 wood handles

Postby 1fozziebear » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:46 pm

I assume they are half-rounds. Kind of like a Broomhandle?? Can you take some photos and maybe a couple general dims. I'll search around to see if anyone would make a few sets.

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Re: MG13 wood handles

Postby Fishpaw » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:43 pm

Just dug out the original handles. Better pics and measurements soon. If it would be better to send them in the mail, I can do that, but only if its someone who isnt going to lose or keep them of course. Image

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Re: MG13 wood handles

Postby 1fozziebear » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:27 pm

Looking at those. I wonder if I could fashion them out of dowel rod cut in half and "whittle" it to final size??

I don't want you to feel like your risking those. Is there anyway to measure the length, width and thickness. I'll figure out the holes. Also, is there a taper to them??

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Re: MG13 wood handles

Postby JBaum » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:36 am

A nice piece of white oak from a good wood shop, maybe a stair railing spindle, would be good for that. It's already tapered somewhat, and white oak has a fine grain with excellent strength, with hardness against dents. Pine, while easy to work with, lacks the qualities necessary for durability.
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