I replaced the old screws that holds the iron and ship-breaker with some of brass. Flattened their heads and gave them a nice chamfered ring.
A wile ago i got some pieces of Norwegian west coast grown apple from a friend. Having saved it to make a new handle and knob to a jackplane I restored this summer (another project soon to come) and decided to match up the filletster. It has an beautiful warm glow to it and I think it would ad both warmth and enjoyment to the touch and feel to this otherwise skinny, hard, cold bodied plane. A good weekend project!
Shop safety notice! Yes, that is a strong Swedish barley wine and a knife you see, but I can tell you that the gingerbread holds you down and makes you remember the seriousness of the situation. Don’t drink and knife out there!
They turned out really great. Little linseed oil and some wax then I joined the two pieces with a brass rod and glued them up with epoxy.
It is now absolutely lovely to pick up!
I have more then once found myself wandered of to my shop, just standing there, holding it.. warm, trustworthy, a loving grip. A Christmas grip.
Next up —> Depth stop
Merry Christmas everyone!
-- R E