|Project by horologist||posted 04-21-2013 11:59 PM||2576 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Yes, more lucets.
Some time ago I made some lucets from scrap wood during a visit to the Workshop in the Woods. These are used for making knotted cords.
Last summer I made two from more exotic woods on our annual trip. Both are woods I have never worked with before.
On the way to the UP Cathy spotted some wenge during a visit to the Frank Miller Lumber Co and requested one made from this material. Fabrication was straightforward although you only have to walk past the board to get splinters, I finished it with a water based varnish.
The second is from a scrap of ebony my brother in law gave to me to experiment with and was made as a surprise for Cathy. Ebony is wonderful stuff and in many ways works more like metal than wood. The lucet is sanded to 600 grit and finished with wax only. I was afraid of making it too slick as this would make the tool hard to use. The closeup image shows how nicely the end grain finishes and also shows some defects. (cringe) Cathy is happy though so I will pretend they aren’t there.
-- Troy in Melrose, Florida