|Project by DanoP||posted 03-06-2012 04:20 AM||2135 views||14 times favorited||21 comments|
Well, I always wanted one but didn’t want to shell out the bucks for a good one. So, decided to make one. The cross piece is Jatoba sandwiched between Walnut. I ran two brass dowels top to bottom to help prevent splits when the knurled knob is cranked down. The brass plates are epoxied and riveted. Both knurled screws are threaded directly into the jatoba. I threaded the wood, then soaked the threads with thin CA then chased them again with the tap. I am absolutely amazed at how much torque you can apply to those threads without stripping them. The blade was made from an old jeweler’s file (annealed, shaped then retempered). Finished with CA.
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