|Project by sIKE||posted 03-06-2008 05:31 AM||5607 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
This is third one I have made, they are very good experience for learning the techniques of lamination and for shaping wood. I am much more comfortable with things nice and square but this really pushed my woodworking skills. The best moment for me was when I realized that I could put the handle that I was trying to shape into my vise and really go at it with my rasp, chisels, and most importantly sandpaper. The little 3M Sandblaster pads work great for shaping. The 80 grit pads are really aggressive and you can really get in and around curves to smooth the wood easily. The lamination is made up of Hard Maple, Dark Walnut, and Mahogany and the handle was made out of a block of 8/4 Hard Maple. The one surprise with the wood was when I started slicing the maple and got towards the center it was lightly splated. It is finished with Tung Oil. I need to go back tomorrow and sand out a couple of glue spots and add one more coat of Tung Oil and it will be complete.
This is a project out of a recent issue of ShopNotes.
-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"