I did not find frames that i liked more than the ones that I have, so we just ordered lenses. When the lenses come in, I'll go back and see if I can find glasses that I like. Part of the problem is that the insurance puts $130 towards frames, but these frames are more than $130 and are still in very good condition.
I did some work on the axe handle this weekend. The head came loose. I shaped the handle some more, straightening it. I re-did the head. The axe now strikes truer.
I'm already working on another handle and I realized that it's too short. I'll still make it.
I've been investigating some alternate sources of wood for the handle. Old sports equipment, such as hockey sticks, have good wood in them. I wonder if I can exploit that source of cheap, resilient wood.