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Project by woodsman posted 02-01-2010 06:44 PM 4938 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest Hawk. The butt cap is poured in place Pewter. The wood is extra fancy Curly Maple. The stain is a two part Dark mahogany, and then later in the process Cherry gel stain. The finish is 1 part Boiled Linseed Oil, One part Poly, and one part Minerals spirits. 7 coats in total with lite 0000 steel wool rub between each new coat. The head is a Blacksmith made Rogers Ranger. The Hawk looks great, the photos were taken quickly and not up to my standard. Hope you enjoy…

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#1 posted 02-01-2010 06:47 PM

Cool Tomahawk plus great wood


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#2 posted 02-01-2010 07:05 PM

Very nice.

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#3 posted 02-01-2010 07:14 PM

a cool tool for the toolbox :-)


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#4 posted 02-01-2010 07:27 PM

Very cool project, do you carve the handle? This would make a great project walk through.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#5 posted 02-01-2010 07:45 PM

In responce to to Raspar, I start with a square blank 1.5 inch X 1.5 inch. I then rip it down to my approximate width. I use a wood rasp to shape and then a smoothing file. I then use 80 grit on a stationary belt sander then progressively go from 100-150- 220-400 grit sandpaper by hand. Thanks for all of your comments.

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#6 posted 02-01-2010 08:29 PM

Now, that’s beautiful work! It would look great next to my Mountain Rifle… My hawk is an old trade hawk with a soft steel blade and a blood stained hickory handle. It’s used for everything from driving a tent peg, to splitting a deer.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 02-01-2010 08:57 PM

I must say that is a beautiful piece of work. Would love to see it in person some day.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?"

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 10:07 PM

Really beautiful woodsman. I tried googling Rogers Ranger tomahark heads but didn’t find the one that you used. Where’d you get it?


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#9 posted 02-01-2010 10:20 PM

I’m amazed at the variety of cool things I see on here. Very nice. That is beautiful wood and workmanship…

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#10 posted 02-01-2010 10:33 PM

that handle is just amazing…. the overall piece is stunning… do me a favor, don’t test the throwing ability my way… great project, I can see it displayed nicely in a dark stained shadow box… hmmm…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#11 posted 02-02-2010 01:31 AM

This may be the first tomahawk I have seen. It looks great. I certainly would not want to be on the receiving end of this weapon.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#12 posted 02-02-2010 02:37 AM

Beautifully made; I like it very much as an axe thrower. But I doubt if I would actually throw that one if it were mine! LOL! By the way, I’ve been looking for heavily figured tiger Maple or Cherry without any luck. Where did you get your wood?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#13 posted 02-02-2010 06:44 AM

BEAUTIFUL THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#14 posted 02-02-2010 07:26 AM

thats beautiful well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#15 posted 02-10-2010 09:31 AM


-- Ray

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