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I finished this tomahawk today. Forged from a 24oz ballpeen hammed head. Haft is curly maple stained with aqua fortis and hand-rubbed with linseed oil.

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Very good! This actually could be a very usefull tool in the places with rocky soils. Here where I live it is almost impossible to dig a hole without a pick. Having a small one along with you would be handy especially if you have an axe on the other side. Thank you for the idea! And of course a great weapon just in case...

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Love it Troy, that is a cracker!

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I'm not really a Hawk fan, but Troy, that's a real beauty!

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Very nice work and forging the curly maple looks real good as well I just got a very "old Can of Boiled, cleaned and clarified ?" linseed oil (not sure what or why that was important to print on the can) but the gentleman was an Ol wood worker and one of the best in my area . I have a Ol Springfield Grand I intend on refinishing with it as it looked and preformed very well on a old piece of Chestnut !

 

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You guys are A-1, First-rate, .....friends. p.s. Alan, had a friend drop off a 32 oz head yesterday. He wants a BIG hawk. Oh my aching arm!

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that is great. I don't usually like ball peen remakes, but this one is slick! Really good.

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Really nice! I wish someone would do a video tutorial on on of these I would love to see the approach to drawing it out towards final shape! It is hard to invision where and how to begin and take it too a finish state!

 

Hey Troy I got too ask do you do this by hand or do you use a power hammer? I just watched a video on uTube and they were using a power hammer and it still looked like a lot of hammering. So now my curosity is up as too how many folks do these by hand!

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SWMBO won't let me have a power hammer. Pure shoulder power here.

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