Project 2: Tomahawk Handle

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Project by Tricorn posted 07-04-2016 11:59 PM 704 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Being an individual who ceaselessly looks for things to fix or “improve,” I decided to carve/shape a new handle for my tomahawk. The primary tool I used was the Lie Nielsen flat spokeshave shown in the photos. It preformed flawlessly and resulted in the defenestration of the Hock spokeshave that I had made from a kit. After shaping and fitting, I sanded to 400 and finished with a dye, which looked considerably browner on the website. I finished up with too many quotes of lacquer; the tomahawk is probably a fire hazard at this point. Overall, I am proud of the way it turned out.

Head: Pipe hawk from Cold Steel

Stock: Flamed maple tomahawk blank from Crazy Crow Trading Post

Tools: Lie Nielsen flat spokeshave; bench vice; bar clamp; Pentel Graphgear 1000

Finish: Behlen Solar Lux Dye – nutmeg; lacquer

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-07-2016 12:48 PM

That is one beautiful handle.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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