|Project by Blake||posted 05-24-2008 08:00 PM||3680 views||12 times favorited||33 comments|
As you can see I’ve been having fun with my new home made thickness sander. The lid is laminated from slices off of a scrap of Maple burl that I had. At the last minute I decided to make the slices vertically through the grain so you see the burl “rays” instead of the eyes. The middle strip is a piece of Mango also left over from another project.
The sides are figured maple from the local lumber yard which does not sell figured wood (it was just hiding in the pile). The keys are Wenge. So far it is just oiled with boiled linseed oil. I might give the lid a light coat of poly to gloss it up a bit after the oil soaks in. I may also line it later on.
The handle is hand shaped with various hand tools and a lot of sanding. I really should get some decent carving tools.
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