|Project by BuyoMasilla||posted 12-20-2011 11:00 PM||1509 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Allow me to make a short story long.
I notice a bit of recurring themes on my projects. They are not up to par with most of the art works found here. They speak of my frugality (poorly disguised euphemism, or rather read I’m cheap) and show lack of patience and skills.
Given those, this may be my poster child project. Now I don’t know how much a proper marking knife costs, and I don’t think I’ll be finding out soon. When I stepped into the garage earlier I had thoughts of reproducing the one featured in Woodsmith shop projects. That called for burned furrules and a lot more work. After shaping a piece of sawsall blade with the dremel and grinder, and not having a lathe, I ended up with yet another little project out of a 5/16X2×4 piece of something (maybe cherry) that came from a 1X2X30 original piece I dumpster dove for outside a cabinet shop.
My camera does no justice to the figuring on that little piece of wood. I used the drill press for sanding it to shape, and a couple coats of cherry stain topped with some wax, both by minwax. I might have been more patient and thorough but the mid 30s in the garage saved me from trying too hard and varathaning the piece.
As usual, this project was aided by other members of this group which provided ideas and inspiration, thanks all.
Thanks for visiting.
-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........