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Project by woodsman posted 1786 days ago 2656 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 1786 days ago

That’s a nice looking tool. How does it throw? who made the trunk? That looks like a good project

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#2 posted 1786 days ago

High quality indeed great

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#3 posted 1786 days ago

Fantastic grain on the wood. I want one!

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#4 posted 1786 days ago

That would make a great hiking stick/camp axe. It Looks very well made and could handle rough conditions. I think something like that would be a good seller to an outdoorsman. Fine looking instruement.

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#5 posted 1785 days ago

Very nice work.

Nice detail.

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#6 posted 1785 days ago

Very nice Tomahawk! You really did make that grain POP on the haft, beautiful finishing job. Keep me on your list when you do decide to divulge the finishing technique! Good luck on the sales endeavor. And Keep on keeping on.

Ken McGinnis

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#7 posted 1784 days ago

Looks neat!

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#8 posted 1784 days ago

great design! very unique!

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#9 posted 1782 days ago

reminds me of the movie “Patriot”

very Nice

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