|Project by pendledad||posted 09-09-2012 02:28 AM||1698 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Here is my first project, done completely by hand. I bought a ton of wood from an estate sale, and part of the lot was this extremely dense heavy wood block. I had no idea what to do with it or what kind of wood it is. I decided it was the right size for a small hammer, possibly for my chisel work.
I cut through the wood with my ryoba, but it was slow going. The wood has an amazing grain pattern and a rich deep red color.
I hand bored a hole and tried to chop a square mortise. It didn’t go so smooth because the wood is like steel. I decided I would shape the tenon as best I could to match the hole in the head.
I made a fit, although it wasn’t pretty. I cut a wedge out some other hardwood scrap and glue it all up.
The hammer is a perfect weight and will be my new chisel hammer. Next up a toolbox to store my wood working tools.
Any tips are appreciated. Anyone know what this wood is?