|Project by Tricorn||posted 07-04-2016 11:59 PM||337 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
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