|Project by KelvinGrove||posted 03-05-2015 10:33 AM||1087 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My small effort for the 2015 Dovetail Tool Swap. This was my first tool swap but it won’t be my last. Thanks to all the Lumberjocks for encouragement.
The mallet is all maple with black walnut splines. I made one for myself which was maple and black walnut but the walnut turned out to be too soft. I put that lesson to use on this one. Another lesson I learned is that, yes you can cut out a cavity in the center piece and fill it with lead shot but that also weakens the face of the mallet. (Which leaves you looking at a hole in the face of the mallet and for all that lead shot all over the floor of the shop.) For this one I used pieces of 3/4 steel pin as weights and dressed them up with Georgia state quarters.
My wife was kind enough to let me use her new lathe to turn the knife handles. The small blade one is epi and the large one is a piece of black walnut both donated by Lumberjock Soddbuster. (It’s hard to beat good neighbors!)
The square is made from a piece of spalted tamirand. I was looking for something unusual and when I saw that piece it jumped right into my cart. I think the unusual color and grain goes well with the brass blade and rivets.
And now I have to learn to make hand planes.
If you are interested join us for the next tool swap.
-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. If traffic is passing you on the right, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG DAMN LANE.