What started out as firewood from my apple tree became a hammerhead project. Until....Disaster. It failed the first test... I was bummed for most of a week, until this idea came: The Rotten Apple Half-hammer Stickshot. All done with rasp, blades, files and sandpaper. Shot some spray polyurethane on it, then knocked the shine off with super fine sanding. Probably do a few more coats later. What's left is plenty strong, and I like the colors and patterns of the spalted areas. I'm glad it didn't go back into the firewood box now. I can't hit anything at all with it, but a new band set is in the works for it tonight.