|Project by jjw5858||posted 01-10-2012 09:46 PM||1843 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
Hey everyone, hope the week and New Year has been good to you so far.
Thanks to the fine work and creativity of LJ buddies Tim and Kiefer I really thought this was such a clever project….and being I like a good beer, although a Stewarts Root Beer is just as good, I decided to give a try at this one!
This was made from some Poplar block I had leftover from my last project, so no glue up on this one….I had no idea of how it would look…..I just took my pencil and let it happen. Got the shape cope sawed and a little tag teaming of some gouge chisels and then preceeded to rasp and file my basic shape.
Then made some layout angle lines to the side and got my eggbeater drill and used my best eye and feel to get a beginning of what would soon become my mortice.
I figured it might be fun to shape the Maple wedge like a bottle so I cut that and went for it.
Towards the end I had some leftover turnings and thought..hmmm??...there is a cool piece in one of those Oak turnings….I will cut her out and make a button or mini handle for ornamentation towards the back.
I hacksawed off a srcrew and augered into the Oak button with some pliers. Then made a small pilot hole to the back and augered on my mini back handle…...even looks like a bottle top if you like.
Everything was done using traditional handtools from chisels and hand powered grinding wheel to hacksaws…lol
Well, I hope some of you may have enjoyed my version of Tim and Kiefers Beer Plane….I hope I did their fine workmanship some justice. Thanks again to both LJ friends for the inspiration.
Ok my friends…I will enjoy a few cold ones later this evening enjoying all of your wonderful projects and ideas!
Till then be well and a fine Saranac BIG MOOSE ALE…..AND A GALOOT STYLED, CHEEEEEEERS!
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB