|Project by Don W||posted 11-10-2011 05:46 PM||1767 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Although the pile is getting low, its still producing some beauties. The camera batteries dies when I started this one, so other than picking it out of the pile, you’ll have to imagine the wonderful shape it was in when I stated.
The handle was gone, so I rebuilt it from a piece of ash.
Edit for Al : The Tote was gone, so I rebuilt it from a piece of ash
The Blade is stamped Greenfield Tool. Some research shows the typical tool manufacturer of the time. You can see the blade has been sharpen enough to bring it below the wedge. The picture with it above the wedge has the blade well off the bottom, just to see what it may have looked like in its hay day.
I sharpened the blade with a bit of a camber. Testing shows it works very well. I had glues this piece yesterday for the shelf in my plane cabinet. It made quick work of leveling the glue joint.
The really nice thing about these thick blades is even with serious pitting, they can be ground to smooth with out effecting the integrity.
I believe the body to be typical beach, but age has darkened it nicely. I scraped and sanded it and finished it with BLO.
Thanks for stopping by.
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