round metal clamp 10.saw 11.hatchet 12.round wood rasp
Now we get to go in the woods again by the water, yay!! We are looking for a very flat kind of long stone.the
flatter the better.(see below) After that, You will need a fresh stick for the handle to your tomahawk. Make sure it is the right size
and length for your stone. I use alder or viney maple usually 4 or 5 pieces just in case when available.Also, I will bring
back several flat stones to see which one will fit the best. Now you are thru in the woods by the water. But you can always hang out a while to take pictures and absorb the beauty!
Adding stick to stone- the tricky part
After you have found the perfect stick for the perfect stone, you will need to strip the bark off. It is easier while the stick is still fresh. Make a split in the top of the stick so
the split goes about 1/4 of the way down.(see below) Now take the wood rasp and start filing inside the crack where the stone will go.
When you have filed enough, you can add the stone into the area you have filed. Make sure it is even inside the stick. Take your round metal clamp and tighten it so the stick closes together on the end. Once it is closed together put a drill bit in the dremel tool and drill a hole next to the clamp all the way thru the stick.
Wrapping the leather- Very tightly
Grab a strip of leather and run it thru the hole you drilled then tie a nice knot on the end of the strip. Start wrapping the leather around and around over lapping itself dab some glue here and there to help hold it. When you are getting towards the end of the leather strip, drill another hole with the dremel tool.run the end of the leather thru the hole making sure it is tight and tie a knot in that end. Start wrapping more leather strips and dabbing glue around the stick.
When you come to the stone, wrap leather around it form an x over3 or 4 times and then continue wrapping until the crack is covered up. You can add super glue at the end of the crack. That will stop it from going any further.
When you are done wrapping the leather, remove the clamp, the leather will hold it. If you soak the leather when you take it out to dry it, makes the leather even tighter. It usually takes overnight.
Decorating the tomahawk;fun, fun, fun!
Decorating is fun, use feathers, beads and paint. I painted bear claws on the stone.and used a dremel in the stick to make a design on the handle. So there you have it a brand new tomahawk wall decoration. I showed you how now go for it and enjoy!!
would love to hear from you so please shoot me a comment or questions,
have a great day!!!!
stripping the bark
stone for toma
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