I had an axe that broke on me, it was the axe head that "died", the handle was largely still in good condition. Rather than just throwing away the handle, I cut it down in length, carved some grooves on either side for a bit more grip. Once the sanding and lacquering was done, I set to making the lashes. They ended up with a length of about 750mm, with the lash width of approximately 7mm.