|Project by RGtools||posted 05-15-2011 04:18 AM||1826 views||6 times favorited||19 comments|
This was a fun little project that started with my wife handing me a thrift store saw and saying “I hope you can use this”. The iron here came from that saw and was a treat to shape, It brought me back to the days when I used to do jewelry work. I did a good portion of the work on this tool during my lunch breaks at work, I would take only a few tools for a specific operation and then I would work out of the back of my car. This is a great way to relieve the stress from my job so I am going to have to some up with a few more mobile projects like this.
Some of the particulars. Black walnut and oak, finished with a very nice oil and beeswax mixture that my wife makes. It’s actually supposed to be a salve of some sort but when she makes a batch that’s not up to snuff I get it and use it for tool finishes. The finish is nice because it is very easy to renew, and since I never fully shape my handles until I have used the tool for a while it makes sense to go that route.
Thanks for looking.
-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan