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Micro tomahawk- its done

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Hickory n steel, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Utican

    Utican

    215
    Sep 18, 2010
    Good job my man!
     
  2. .30WCF

    .30WCF

    101
    Jul 25, 2016
    There are a few slight blemishes, but when the patina takes back over, it will have the hand forged look.


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  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I could use my electric engraving pencil, but I wouldn't feel right about that as the steel came from a cheap Chinese machete.
     
  4. Moonw

    Moonw

    Nov 19, 2014
    Good job, both of you getlemen. I had this idea for a while, but I don't have any forging knowledge whatsoever. Maybe some day.
     
  5. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Thanks 👍 and don't be discouraged.
    Do you have a welder and blowtorch ? Because if so the easiest way to do it would be to cut out a piece for the bit then weld it to a small piece of pipe. After that just drift the eye by heating it and hammering in a spike. ( for throwing at a foam target it doesn't even need to be hardened steel so a cheap welding plate from Lowe's will work ) if I had a welder and welding experience I could probably make one by that method in under two hours including a handle and sheath.
     
  6. Moonw

    Moonw

    Nov 19, 2014
    Nope, but I may just get some. Thanks for the tips!
     
  7. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I'll bet you'll be able to do a great job, this head was my first attempt so I have no doubt you'll nail it 👍
     
  8. Moonw

    Moonw

    Nov 19, 2014
    Thank you very much! Really like the community on this subforum...
     
  9. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    All I used was a torch, hacksaw , hammer, and files to make this ( the file pattern was something I had previously done to the spine of the broken crap machete I made it from )
     
  10. Moonw

    Moonw

    Nov 19, 2014
    :thumbup:
     
  11. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    The head was mailed back to me today, and will likely be here before next week ( don't remember the exact day I mailed it, but I believe it arrived to him in under a week )
    I also got a huge cardboard box to make my target out of, I plan on ending up with a 18"/18" block made up of 18"/3x strips. I just have to figure out how it stick it together ( maybe I'll make a wooden frame to hold it together )
     
  12. Remzy

    Remzy

    373
    Feb 7, 2015
    Awesome micro axe! :)
     
  13. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I don't want to speak too soon, but it should be pretty cool little tomahawk when I finish it ( if it throws well anyway )
     
  14. cityofthesouth

    cityofthesouth

    Jan 29, 2014
    Awesome. That pic with the Jersey sure makes it look as tiny as it is!
     
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  15. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Definitely. It would be funny to see a pic of it on my Vaughan sub zero to make it look like a full sized hawk or use that picture to make someone think that the Jersey axe it's setting on is giant
    " check out this giant Jersey axe head I found, here's a standard tomahawk head for scale " 😁
     
  16. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Resourcefulness, cooperation, recycling, invention, sharing of skills, and....


    A 35lb Jersey!


    Definitely take that picture.

    There are some neat guys in this forum. :thumbup:
     
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  17. .30WCF

    .30WCF

    101
    Jul 25, 2016
    What about my 35# thumb?

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  18. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Did it perhaps belong to Paul Bunyan 😁
     
  19. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
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    Need to make a target still, bug the hawk itself is done ( had to make yet another haft )

    Thank you micah for welding this up for me, and thanks to everyone who followed along even though I kept adding meaningless updates.
    This was definitely a fun project that resulted in a cool little hawk that may or may not throw well.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
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  20. Liam Ryan

    Liam Ryan

    Sep 26, 2005

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