|Project by icemanhank||posted 02-21-2015 11:19 PM||1228 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
I have been inspired by some members of LJ to have a go at making some tools (thanks Mafe) and thought I would start with a kit plane. I brought the kit from Veritas and had it shipped to Oz as I couldn’t get the kit over here.
A good friend at my woodworking club; https://www.facebook.com/Hawkesburywoodcraft?ref=hl
had a smallish piece of Gidgee which is an Australian hardwood found mainly in the outback. The wood is mostly burnt due to it’s massive burn time and the fact that it burns away to nearly nothing (virtually no ash even). The trees don’t grow very large and this piece still had the bark, cambium and sapwood.
I wanted to use just the brown heartwood but the piece was too small so I concertrated on getting as much of the heartwood on the sole of the plane and what happened to the rest just happened.
The kit was really nicely finished and a great starting point to do something like this. I am looking forward to trying to do some other tools for my workshop as I found it a really satisfying project.
The finish is 3 coats of Scandinavian oil.
Thanks for looking.
-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia