Brought to you by How + Print

Winsted Tools


Working with Hands - James E. Price

  Small Bearded Hatchet 2 of 3  

In order to achieve a rich brown color for the helve, I used
a wood dye that is water based.

This photo shows the freshly dyed helve.

The dye dried quickly and I then saturated the wood with an oil finish.

Next I prepared the end of the handle to receive a poplar wedge.

This photo shows the wedge driven part way in as a test.

I sharpened the cutting edge with a diamond file and honed
it to completion with an axe stone.

Woodworker's Guide to Wood Collection only $79.99 at Shop Woodworking
2 of 3  





Copyright 2005-2018, and Wiktor Kuc.  All Rights Reserved.  Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
No part of the content from this website can be reproduced by any means without specific permission of the publisher.
Valid CSS!