|Project by aldente||posted 09-15-2009 03:13 PM||1723 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I had a friend give me a hammer pin out of a dead nail gun. The nose was flat like, a roughing gouge. The inside curve had groves that ran from tip to base. I used a contoured sharpening stone to smooth them out. The base is 3/8” dia. and is threaded. I ground the tip using the wolverine, sharpening jig, and the grinder. After that it went to my Tormex sharpening system. The main body of handle is osage orange and the nose is oak. The tail stripes is just tinted epoxy. I just used Danish oil for the finish. I used epoxy to hold the tip in place. The oak nose is held in place with a 3/8” dowel and glue. It works wonderfully. The piece of paduak is what I tried the finger najl gouge on. Anyone who has tried to turn paduak knows it’s not the easiest to turn. It’s kind of punky and splinters some. Just in case anyone was wondering, the piece of wood the paduak is leaning against is Spaltted Japense Maple. This was real fun to make, and only took a couple of hours.
-- Rodd, Texas grandpa