|Project by Chiaroscuro||posted 03-23-2017 05:55 PM||521 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
I purchased the hardware from Gramercy Tools (toolsforworkingwood.com). The stretcher is cherry wood, the swan neck cheeks are hickory (the wood Gramercy uses for their build). The handles and the toggle are from a wood pile of “domestic cutoffs” at Woodcraft. It’s a light wood with prominent grain and easy to turn and plane. This was the first time I worked with hickory… hard stuff. The design is from Gramercy (they have a PDF that is free to download – you don’t need to buy anything there) modified to the swan neck design after looking at several different examples online. I generally finish to smooth but don’t try to erase all the tooling marks. It was shaped by hand and I want that to show. Finished with BLO and paste wax.