|Project by Don W||posted 08-31-2011 02:29 AM||3739 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
The body is white oak from a piece of firewood I salvaged off the wood pile. It’s actually off the same piece as the smoother. The sides are scrap pieces of ash.
The blade is from a Stanley #81 that I bought to restore. It was a little to short for the #81 so I bought a new hock blade for the #81 and used the old one here. I haven’t had a chance to really use it yet, but it tested out very nice.
The finish is just 2 coats of BLO. It will get a couple more before it goes into heavy use.
As you can see in the very last picture, somehow my first glue up wound up about an 1/8” to wide. I had to set it aside for a couple of days to cool off, rejecting the thought to turn it back into firewood and then re-cut and re-glued it. In the end, I guess it was worth the time.
What’s the next one to be…............................................
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