|Project by mnorusis||posted 02-10-2010 06:15 AM||3421 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
Continuing on with my current shop-made hand tools kick, I finished up my plane hammer. It has a Brass and African Blackwood head and Blackwood handle.
I choose a 5/8” hex Brass rod (www.speedymetals.com) just to be a little different and thought that an octagon handle would go well with it, and it feels great. The Blackwood is pretty dense so the weight of it and the brass combined is pretty much perfect for my tastes (which is good since this is for me…about time!).
I have to say that I’m very please with how this turned out. It took 2 tries for the head but the shaping of the blackwood headpiece is perfect, they feel like one piece of material.
(BTW…if anyone has worked with Blackwood before, did it smell like licorice to you when cutting it?)
Now to finish up the 2 planes I’m working on…