Knocked some corners off and rounded some edges with bench grinder, but didn't use it much...
Went to disc grinder and grinding wheel for shaping the overall profile...
Got the shape I wanted.
Switch to 60 grit flapper wheel to soften up grinding marks...
At this point, I noticed deep nicks in sides, so I decided if I can't grind or sand them out, I would leave them in for the old patina look, since the Hickory handle looks dark & old. Maybe the pickaroon would look old...lol
Before I started, I sanded the shellac from handle. Then applied two coats of Boiled Linseed Oil, letting oil soak in for a day or two.
I will apply BLO for another two or three times or as needed. Handle is 28" long.
This will be a handy tool to move firewood and serve other duties.
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Nice, I like it! I had never heard of these things until my friend asked me to make one. Once I made it I was really surprised at how easy it made to pick up firewood and stuff. They definitely are a must have if you cut/split a lot of wood.
Nice! Brings back memories from when I worked in a paper mill. There were guys in the pulp mill who used them all day inspecting and feeding wood into the pulp grinders. Require the same respect as an ax.