Well last night, I finally finished the waxing of my poncho tarp and restoration of new/old axe.
The left side is the un-waxed (as purchased condition) sheet and the right side is the one I just finish putting 2 coats of Greenland wax.
Can you see that it got darker? Also repels water much better. I have tested by shooting the water with water spray, adjusted to shoot tight line of pressured water, directory to tarp from close range. One without wax, water repels but surface gets soaked. One with the wax, totally repels and all sprayed water just rolls down. So now this tarp should hold even in pouring rain.
And the axe restoration…
Well this took really lots of time and work, since the firs helve I have fitted to this head has broken on first 3 swings… so this time, I took my time to carefully check the grain of wood and no to use uncertain part.
There is bit of knots on the bottom, but that should not have any effect on strength, coz that part should not get that much of stress.
Now, I should take this to chopping test. If works good, this might become my choice of carry.