|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 06-26-2016 05:04 PM||952 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I made this on the spur of a few moments, basically because I wanted to and I could do it. The wood is a scrap piece of oak which was about the size I needed. I cut a shallow dado in the wood with my table saw to accept the brass and (hopefully) hold it straight. 1 brass nail holds the brass ‘blade’ in place along with some epoxy. The off center nail is…my trademark, yeah, it’s my trademark!
I was aiming for a 1:8 but I goofed up my angle, forgetting how to actually measure it. I later correctly measured the angle using my bevel square to determine what I had actually created. I plan on making another, truly at 1:8 with darker wood to tell them apart. I could post a step by step for that one.
So, are there dovetails in my future? Well, somewhere in my future, but not right away! I just like making tools, especially ones with brass.
The wood measures about 1/2×1/2×3 inches. The brass is 1/2×2-3/4×1/16 inch. The wood is finished with boiled linseed oil.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!