With a little encouragement yesterday I finally made a colinear hoe. I took an old lawnmower blade and hammered it flat, cut out the blade and forged the stem (copying the design of another hoe).
This morning I took this mallet and this foe,
and this piece of ash, and that dog eyeball,
and split out a handle.
then I drilled a hole and hammered in the tool stem to the handle. I hammered it in before I shaped the handle so, with more mass, it did not split the piece of wood.
I shaped the handle with a belt sander.
All that and no hoe jokes, I'm biting my tongue...