|Project by Quikenuff||posted 11-23-2016 02:22 AM||476 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
My very frugal father had asked me to keep an eye out for an ice pick to replace the old rusty one he kept on his fishing boat. After a trip to the flea market and finding nothing but soft steeled, even rustier ice picks than the one now residing 85 ft below sea level, I decided to make one.
This is my 1st turning attempt. Made with a marblewood handle, a copper pipe reducer fitting used for the ferrel which was liberated from Dad’s garage, and a piece of stainless steel i picked up at Woodcraft. After i gave it him and told him where the copper came from, he approved of it’s new purpose. The lanyard was added so it won’t be so easily lost overboard.
The Marble wood was scrap, the copper free, and i think $2 for the stainless rod. I don’t know which he was more excited about, the handmade ice pick or the fact that it cost $2 to make?
I don’t think I have the turning bug yet, but it sure was nice to make a project start to finish in a just few hours.
Thanks for looking!