Well i posted about 2 weeks back that i was interested in creating a replica of the Lombardi Trophy which is given to the super bowl winner every year in the NFL. I got abunch of great replies as to how i should tackle this with the limited amount of tools that i have. I chose to take the hard route of course. So courtesy of Hurricane Irene and a downed maple brach ive got my stock:
So i peeled the bark off with a Witherby drawknife once belonging to my grandfather.
Drew the outline of the correct diamter of an NFL football (8.95”) and a shaving i kept going.
Once i got it to the proper size i started tapering the ends by drawing consecutively smaller circles on the butt ends. Here is where it stands as of today. Still got quite a bit of work to do but im givin it hell with the hope that it might someday resemble the picture i have in my head.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty