|Project by BTKS||posted 08-26-2012 10:57 PM||1998 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
YES it’s wood. The handle is turned from Ash. The ferrule is 3/4in copper pipe. The gouge is a hoof rasp usually used by Farriers. The handle was turned for a friction fit onto the handle. If I would have taken more time, the pipe would have been heated and allowed to shrink onto the handle.
The gouge is a Farriers rasp and measured roughly 2in across when it was flat. It is now a 1 1/2 in gouge. The short handle and inward bevel make it for carving. I may make another one with a longer handle and outward bevel for the lathe. I left the markings of the file grooves and rasp teeth on the surface. The back of the bevel is filed smooth and will be mirror finished.
This project is a trade item for our blacksmith association meeting.
I still have to harden and temper but that will be one quick step.
Thanks for looking, improvement advice and comments are welcome.
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)