|Project by John Lowell||posted 12-24-2012 01:46 PM||1190 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my first attempt at building a tool, finished yesterday. Well, not really finished, need to actually put finish on it. From FWW, I think the annual edition. I tried to use only hand tools, but the maple was hard, my tools not sharp enough. I ended up mixed tools, but lots of plane and chisel work.
Turned out rather large, if I do another, will make the head smaller.
learned several things:
Hand tools are a work out
need to be really sharp
I need to learn how to sharpen
power tools were created for people like me
cheers and happy holidays to all, johnl
Update post finish – used amber shellac (had some) and several coats of wax. Have no idea how it will hold up, but it feels silky smooth….
-- Trying, but lots to learn.....