|Project by woodsman||posted 09-01-2009 03:54 AM||2830 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
One of several Tomahawks I have made this past year. I just finished this one today. The haft is made of high quality Tiger Maple. Finger grooved to make for a better grip. Larger brass heads on the top row and smaller for the next two. I rounded out square stock on the lathe. I then run it through the table saw 3/4 of the way up the haft. I rasp and file until the wood feels like a used bar of soap. The top portion is left rounded because the particular Hawk head maker (Forest Forge, one of the best out there) makes them round. Lots of hours and love go into these. The finish is Tung Oil. How I get that finished Pop on the grain will stay home (with me)for now. I may try and sell a few this year.