$3 picked this up over the weekend. I have precious little of the octa-sized, green emblazoned grip finished tools, so this one caught my eye with the homespun oak mallet heads knowing full well they were not factory installed. While the attempt was probably well intentioned, the head was not square with the tips, nor on center. Just a few smacks was more than enough to splinter the head.
My thoughts for putting this back in order is to use donor Bet'r Grip or some other resilient handle and spare my Oxwall or Xcelite collection from dwindling.
But since the PO has ground down the nibs that hold the head on (yes I could build up with MIG), and since I own zero lathes, I was thinking running a screw down the center of the new head and secure that way (knowing it will collect stuff) and be weaker. The alternative is to put a cross pin through both the head and hammer from the side.
How say ye for this repair?