|Project by Marcus||posted 06-12-2013 02:36 AM||3110 views||50 times favorited||40 comments|
I wanted to make my son something special for his 2nd birthday, and I decided on a tool set. I had a piece of curly maple that I had been hanging onto for quite a while, and this seemed like the perfect project for it. The walnut comes from my grandfather who was a cabinet maker. He passed away a couple years ago, but while at his house talking to my uncle, I saw this beautiful piece of 8/4 black walnut in the garage which my uncle let me take. Seemed like a good use for this wood as well. The dark accents are wenge (no story here, just some wenge I picked up cheap!).
I tried to make everything as faithful and realistic as I could. Im a bit jealous of the plane. If you replace that wenge “blade” with a piece of iron, it will make perfect shavings. The mallet is a great size for my grown up hands, hopefully he can keep it that long. The square is about as true as I can make one in my shop. Obviously the saw has very little practical purpose, but I patterned the handle off the dovetail saw I personally use.
I have way too many hours into this little set, but it turned out great, and hopefully he’ll get a lot of use out of playing with it, and then actually using it.