I found this hewing hatchet head in my dad’s collection of odds tools. I didn’t even know what kind of axe head it was until I saw a discusion on LJs explaining the difference. I soaked it in evap-o-rust, and grabbed for some interesting mystery wood from a pallet I have been saving for somthing special. I hope you guys can see the grain the photos do not do it justice.
I shaped with a rasp and my newly revived sargent 408. I used a cabinet scraper to clean up after the rasp. This was my first successful attempt at getting decent shavings with the scraper (still had to touch up with 320 grit). I made the handle a little thicker than normal, and offset my tenon so as not to smash my fingers when I do put it to use. I had some metal brackets left from when I replaced the horn on my cargo van, they served the purpose of a wedge( I did cheat and use some epoxy too) In the last photo you can see the nail holes from the pallet.