Making a tsuka.
Cut a boundary around the marked outline at right angles to the surface
with a chisel.
Carefully chisel out the area for the nakago.
Hopefully after a while you will have carved out a section half the
depth of the nakago.
Insert the nakago and check the fit. Make sure that it
fits well and it is secure. The tighter the better.
Now make the other half of the hilt by repeating all this
on the other half of the hammer handle.
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