Re: [hobbicast] Tomahawks
- I kinda wanted to stay out of this one, but let's consider for a
minute: lots of gun parts and aerospace crap these days are cast out of
exotic steels via the investment process. If it's good enough for those
purposes, it's probably good enough for a tomahawk. The difficulty is
casting those metals with the home hobby furnace.
Forging was the traditional method, of course; but toughness is the
quality for the occasional use 'hawk, I'd guess.
Have you checked the availability of the ones already on the market?
Lots of rondeyvooers pack these things around, along with their
flintlocks and trade rifles.
And Jim, about that peace pipe 'hawk, and scaring the round eyes,
C'mon. You've been smoking too much peoyte, I think. :-) Remember it
was the Brits who taught your people to scalp us...
John A. Hern Jr. 1900 Millview Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
mailto:hern@... Dipl.Ing. Mechanical Engineer
- --- In email@example.com, "Ejay Hire" <ejayhire@h...> wrote:
> Axes and Hatchets are Blacksmith work. Castings lack the necessaryimpact
> strength. Here is a Link from AnvilFire.com on makingAxes/hatchets.
> I am sure that it looks great. I just worry that if I cast up a
> replicas and they fall apart that my credibility goes down thetube, again.
>here again, but axes and tommohawks cast up real goodin carbon steel.
> hey!! just jioned the group..... I hate to stir up a can of worms
most australian racing axes are cast from old railway iron, actually.
they r usually 58-60 Rc and will take a 14 deg. razor edge ok.
to see some, go to my web page,
am not kidding here. just hated to let some of the coments go by
without some resistance. look at plumb. still cut in competition with
a champion plumb. good steel.