Tomahawk from roofers hatchet

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  1. Cody Cox

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    I made this tomahawk from a rusty old roofers hatchet I found near my barn. I didn’t take any before pics of the head, I always forget. I made the handle out of an oak stair bannister that was probably 100 years old. My parent tore a house down and I got a few. Very fun project. Now I’m looking for more decrepit old hatchet heads to re shape.
    I also made a sheath from some scraps I may upload pics

    the roofers head pic is just for reference
     

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    That looks great !!!
     
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    I would remove that wedge and use a wooden wedge the full length of the eye to fill the gap. I would be afraid that it will get loose like it is. Of course I'm only going off the picture, it may be tighter than it looks.
     
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    Love it. Turned out great!
     
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    Good work, Cody.
     
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    Thanks everyone! And yeah the wedge was my main problem because the eye was way smaller at the bottom the the top. Which seemed backwards, but I’ve never had a roofer hatchet, I will try the wood wedge, I never even thought of that. I was excited to find it on my property as well as a pick. I might redo that too.
     
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    Very nice job! I might need to try this!
     
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    If the wedge doesn't want to come out I would just leave it and try it like it is. That turned out cool though. I have never thought of or seen that done.
     

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