|Project by JJohnston||posted 11-08-2010 04:44 AM||1565 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This was just a fun little lathe exercise I knocked out today. It’s construction-grade Douglas fir 2-by, 2 layers glued up (I put the seam right in the middle in the first shot). It’s 10” long, head and handle 5” each, and a little under 3” diameter at the big end. It’s probably too soft and chippy to actually use. If you look closely at the second shot, you can see some dents that have formed already after a short session of experimental chiseling, about a third of the way down from the end. All in all, even this quickie has given me some valuable info I can use when I make one out of a suitable wood. Meanwhile, I’ll use this one, to heck with the dents.
-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln