Looking for some guidance. I’ve had this axe head for a while now. It’s basically a paper weight for the reloading bench. I thought I would try and make an axe handle from scratch so that I can use it as god intended. I know some of you could whip one up in a couple of hours but It’s going to be a little harder for me since this it’s a totally new skill. I’m pretty handy with most things but “creative essential wood crafting” is not something I do at all. Step 1 I think is getting a nice piece of hard wood for the handle. What should I be looking at? Type of wood, diameter, length, etc. I’ll get to step 2 once I solve step 1. Your direction fellow Mossberg owners is appreciated. This is not a full size axe head. It’s more in the hatchet family. The shotgun shells are there to give scale to the axe head.