Diary of a Scottish woodcrafter. Lover of nature and wild places!!
Sunday, 29 July 2012
Getting A Handle On Things
A package arrived the other day it was my twca cam that I had ordered. It comes staight from the forge no handle, so when I got time I scurried out to the shed with my new treasure to get the handle sorted out.
I used a nice clean piece of well seasoned hazel,after I pared off some rough bits and a sand with fine paper a hole was drilled into the hazel a little neater than the tang of the blade. I cut a little v notch so that the the tang would tighten up without breaking the handle. Then a couple of wedges with two part adhesive were tapped in tight and then trimmed off neatly to hold the twca cam firmly in the handle. This was well worth the money, and the time to cobble up a handle. So here's my new Nic Westerman twca cam with my own preferred handle. I can't wait to get scooping out some cups and bowls with this :)