|Project by tbone74||posted 12-16-2011 10:51 PM||1677 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
When I first started wood working, about 6 months ago, I made my first trip to the lumber yard. I bought a small piece of lace wood, padauk, and cherry. As the guy was writing up the ticket, another customer walked up and said with a demeaning tone, “wow what a wierd selection of woods, i’m sure that project will look “interesting” Being the nice guy that I am I smiled and laughed, while in my head I was thinking of hitting him right up side the head with this hunk of padauk.
I finially got around to making something with the wood. Well, the front of the plane looks like Daffy Duck’s bill, and the colors are a little “out there” but I like it. I rounded the curves with my micro plane, the one made for hard cheeses, not hard wood… I’ll have to invest in a rasp! The total legnth is 15” and the iron is a cheap Buck Bros. from HD. I lapped the bottom and sharpened it with a sand paper glued to a granite tile. It’s a razor and takes off a paper thin shaving. The finish is a couple coats of boiled linseed oil.
Thanks for lookin’, Any and all comments welcome!