|Project by midnightww||posted 10-27-2014 07:53 PM||1251 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
A simple valet for my father’s birthday. Made from Spalted Maple and Bubuinga. This was my first attempt at half blind dovetials. They were a lot of fun to make,, but I have some practicing ahead of me. The maple was picked up on CL for pennies (what I told my wife anyway). There is nothing better than taking a handplane to a rough piece of wood and seeing what emerges (except maybe using a powered planer in a tenth of the time, for the more evolved out there)..
On a side note, does anyone else have trouble planing bubinga? I used a smooth plane set to nothing, tried attacking at every angle, but still managed some tearout no matter what I did..Maybe I need to try a higher angle plane, or is this just user error?
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