|Project by sIKE||posted 02-25-2008 04:58 AM||3186 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
Made two of these as Christmas gifts. The heads are made from hard maple and dark walnut and the handle is made from hard maple all finished up with tung oil. The plans are from a recent issue of ShopNotes. This was a very fun project to make and I have a thrid in progress for myself with some Mahogany added to the mix. There are three pieces of 1/2” threaded rod imbedded into the head to add heft. The handle is shaped to the hand of the owner.
Now for the shop accident:
I got my finger boogered up while resawing the maple on the TS. Was using a push stick, zero clearnce insert, and was standing to the side. The board pinched and was sent flying back and up. I had on a thick lined flannel shirt on. My arm was curved and the board raked accross my index finer and hit me hard in the chest. Like a 6’6” 240 lbs guy hit me full on in the chest. I promptly stopped and made a thin ripping jig and no longer cut with the thin piece up against the fence. Lesson learned.
-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"