I was splitting firewood today, did about a cord and my arms were dead from swinging the maul.
so I go in the shop and find my grandfathers old craftsman axe. Sharpened it up, and checked the handle, no obvious damage. I split about 20 logs and moved over to a pile of locust. Wound up hit the log square center the handle broke off, and I fell smacking me head off a log to my left. Hurt! I was dizzy and stumbled around till I found the 4 wheeler. I do not believe the struck the handle off the log as the axe head was stuck at an angle that it seems impossible for that to of happened. Handle must of had some internal defects.
Be careful with old tools, as they may not be in as good of condition as you assume.
I was made to go to the er . Mri of my head, they didnt find anything. No suprise there.
pap was probably chuckling at me. He always said I was clumsy. Said I was the only person who smashed his thumb with a hammer 3 times in a row.
Edited by toomanytoys84, September 15, 2013 - 08:42 PM.