another nice thing about being able to make tools on site is that we can make specific tools for specific jobs. This is a cleat on the original boat.
I have a number of these holes to punch through so made up a pair of tools to do the job, they work well. I start by swinging them as an adze then progress further by tapping on the back of the head with a mallet.
We only have a small tool store so it’s important to keep it organised, this is one wall.
and the trick with bronze age tools is finding branches with just the right angle, ideally around 80 degrees which is not common. We have permission to scrump wood from a number of local sites and having found a small ash with very open grown habit in some scrub we collected a good number of handles.
The haul, it was a very pleasant walk one evening after a hard days work too.