Short entry here. I scraped the majority of the bark off with a draw knife and let it continue to dry some more.
Now I’ve moved on to the spoke shave and smoothed it all out..
I also used my belt sander to smooth the edges around the top and bottom of the head of the maul..
I also gave the end grain a second coat of paint to further prevent checking.
Next up wrapping the handle with leather!
-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy