Scraper shaves my way
on tour and the oil bath…
Part five of the tour, my ohhh I take a long journey here, hope you enjoy the ride!
I have decided to do also a scraper types and set up guide after think we need that…
Time to bring out the artillery!
A hack saw to cut the brass bolts into length.
Then make them sweet and smooth.
Here we are.
The chisel is the one I used to pare the mouths – sweet yes? It holds an excellent edge, and becomes so easy razor sharp.
Here we are the little team.
But what is this? Where are you going?
My wood friend Napoleon has soon his forty years birthday, and I have some presents for him, so I will make him a little visit, and yes I’m a child so I will bring my new tools to show him even they are not done yet.
Others might notice a book and a sketchbook…
Here he is! Trying my Lansky sharpening system, yes he sits there in his wonderful workshop with all those wonderful planes over him.
Happy birthday Napoleon!
(I gave him a frame with the original drawing for his workshop that I made for him when that was just a dream now he is there, and also I had bought him a set of trammel points from England and made him a little box for them).
Ohhh yes and he served us a wonderful beer.
I brought him also a wax I had bought in France for him, but then it was my turn!!!
Look at all these presents, and it was not me who had a birthday…
Stuff for the lathe even some wonderful Kirchen chisels.
So when I sat in the car late that night I asked myself was it really not my birthday?
Thank you again Napoleon the only man I Denmark I know who understands the thrill of a good piece of wood or a sharp edge on a tool.
Now time to give the little fellows mouths.
Mark and cut with marking knife.
(This knife is Japanese and I gave it a leather binding).
Saw the mouth sides (here with the little zone saw that are so sweet for details, and so cheap there are no excuse not to buy one).
Opening the mouth (now with my home made dovetail chisel).
And now the little people also lay there with the mouth open!
Are you talking to me? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgcVLOe9qFM&feature=related
Time to shape the soles.
And here they are the four Jacks… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWG_OIzqK6g
(A big hit in Denmark a long time ago!).
Ok perhaps Four tops are better on a US site http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3bksUSPB4c
Ok we take a small pause! Look at this wonderful little vintage adze I have bought from France for 15 dollar! Isn’t she sweet?
Ok and yes I have a problem! I need order around me, look at that table, it’s kind of a sickness.
Sandpaper on a rod is a wonderful tool to shape with.
For the bigger parts I save time and cut first.
Here you can see why you should shape the soles before you shape the handles – then you will not need to make a setup like this to keep it straight while cutting.
But it gets the job done.
Now time to remove most of the burns, and make the surface smoother.
I prefer it is not all smooth, I have a thing with tools – they need to look like tools, not jewelry.
And some sanding. Perhaps it would be better with a scraper! I feel stupid now.
Here they are after sanding final with 400 grid, ready for the oil.
Look at the difference!!!
This makes the mahogany come to life so amazing.
And the oil bath, look how they suck that oil with joy.
That’s it for now, next time we will talk finish.
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-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.