|Project by Don W||posted 10-03-2011 07:01 PM||1523 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I have been working on this for a while. Al, this is kind of like your saw handle. It wasn’t worth saving, so it became a challenge. It sat for a long time after I accidently cut the curve on the wrong end. So now its shaped on both ends. It was a block with the iron-wedge section all roughed out. I don’t have any before pictures but if you look in the pile its the forth wood body from the right. I didn’t take before pictures because I really did have very high hopes it was salvageable.
Its soaked in BLO for ever, and the wedge is salvaged from another wood body that was beyond repair. The blade and cap are other parts as well.
I intentionaly left the makers layout marks. I thought they should be there. It would serve as a smoother or a short jack, and I may use it from time to time just to ward off the “collector” personification.
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