Over Chritmas I've been making a batch of my chisel hammers which should last a while. The work is enjoyable but fairly repetitive, I prefer smaller batches but a run in December cleaned me out!
The wood in this batch is particularly nice rippled ash which really shimmers. I take extra time when finishing ash as the open grain is a magnet to dirt which really shows up against the light wood. The first two coats are a heavy cut shellac which seals the wood nicely. This is followed by two satin coats of Osmo Hardwax Oil and finished off with a hard carauba wax blend.
All I need to do now is put them together!