Making a tomahawk

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Kuffaar

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So this journey started one year ago. I 3d printed a head I wanted to use. Then sand casted and poured with Nordic gold (not real gold) my father in law ended up surprising me with some African black wood (super super hard stuff) then yesterday I decided to pin the blade with purple heart so I turned some wooden dowels on my lathe. Then today I have the head sitting in an oil bath after cold bluing the head.
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Pretty cool man. The black wood is prolly Mahogany.
Thanks man. It is African blackwood. And the hardest wood I have ever worked. The pegs are purple heart. Similar species to mahogany. But no where this beast. I used my cabinets shop table saw to cut the relieve to accept the blade and I warped an armana blade. (Not the cheap home depot blades) my bandsaw with a metal blade was used to finish the cuts.

https://www.bellforestproducts.com/african-blackwood/
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Thanks man. It is African blackwood. And the hardest wood I have ever worked. The pegs are purple heart. Similar species to mahogany. But no where this beast. I used my cabinets shop table saw to cut the relieve to accept the blade and I warped an armana blade. (Not the cheap home depot blades) my bandsaw with a metal blade was used to finish the cuts.

https://www.bellforestproducts.com/african-blackwood/

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With the close up I can see some brown black streaks in it. I’ve got some ebony pieces I use for some projects I’m working on and it’s hard as woodpecker Lips as well.

I think some of the eBay folks selling *ebony* is really selling the stuff you’ve got there.

I’ll have to look into that and see if it would work for me. Definitely cheaper on that site you linked.
 

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With the close up I can see some brown black streaks in it. I’ve got some ebony pieces I use for some projects I’m working on and it’s hard as woodpecker Lips as well.

I think some of the eBay folks selling *ebony* is really selling the stuff you’ve got there.

I’ll have to look into that and see if it would work for me. Definitely cheaper on that site you linked.
Yeah man eBay is an open flea market haha. Go to the source and you will always get a better price.

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Cool project, tell me a little more about the Nordic gold. What’s the composition, similar to bronze ?
Similar to bronze in hardness. Its a 90% copper 8% aluminum and 2% tin. I did some slugs with the same pour and really impressed the thump it did on a tree lol.

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I do stainless, titanium, sterling and gold. Nothing is too hard with enough passes at 100% power.

The reflective properties only matter for the aggravating alignment of the piece, and the amount of eye protection :chuckles:
 

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Kuffaar you did a good job on that beauty. ........................... drill sgt.
Thank you sir. Head is now set on handle just got some cleaning up after curing. Then my son wants to gold leaf the handle
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