|Project by norwood||posted 01-24-2010 05:48 AM||1876 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I was bored while glue was drying and did not want to admit defeat and go into the house so I made a letter opener from scraps from the toy swords. Blade is maple and the handle is a different piece of maple “slight color difference” cross guard is light mahogany and the pins are ebony the larger is wedged with oak bits from my shop floor
don’t actually need one but in the proses found a good way to use little scraps of nice wood to make dowels.
cut a rough scrap however long and place it in your drill press crank on at high speed and use a 60 grit sand paper scrap to shape it into what ever size pin you need seamed to work pretty good.
-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most