I used Robin Wood's excellent tutorial. http://greenwood-carving.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-make-new-axe-handle.html
Head area wasn't too bad, but was a little decayed around the wedge
Off with his head, and a nice piece of Ash flattened off.
All done, just used a Gransfors SFA, and my Swedish fast knife as the tools, leaving a tooled finish with a bit of a scrape with the edge to finish. Oak wedge tapped in with a baton.
And a bit of a sharpen. I'll see how it works then take it back some more maybe.
Give it a go, its very satisfying.