Tomahawk Refurb Project

Inspiration came to me on a lazy Sunday afternoon for a new project:
Replacing the handle on my tomahawk.

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The current handle is polymer synthetic, and it’s way to flexible to be useful.

 

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I’m thinking of Tru-oil, because it’s what I have on hand and I like how it turned out on the buttstock of my Mistress.
Will finish it off with either a leather or hootchie cord handle wrap, yet to be decided.

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Our favourite hardware store – Bunnings – was selected to source a new handle from. Mainly because they offer a sausage sizzle on the weekend.
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A little bit of sanding of the replacement hammer handle to smooth things out and then the application of Tru-oil commenced.

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Once I was happy with the finish, fitting to the ‘hawk head commenced.
A little bit at a time…

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Finally, I was happy with the fit of the handle to the tomahawk head, and hammered in some wedges to lock it all in and applied more Tru-oil to the exposed timber.

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Looks good, and feels much better in the hand.
Time to do some test chopping around the backyard to see how performance improves.


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