|Project by rustfever||posted 384 days ago||1222 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
My 18 YO grandson asked to come to the shop and make a Lacrosse stick in the manner of a Native American Lacrosse ‘Stick’. Being dumb, I said ‘Sure’ we could do that. Well, let me tell you, there is a lot to bending Kiln Dried White Oak to a 3” R. I manage to do it, but that is another story. I’ll deal with that some time in the future.
So, out of the steam box and into the banding strap and around the jig we went. It took us 12 minutes to complete each bend. We were able to bend three excellent stick on three seperate days.
Jonathan spent five days in the shop, each day over 8 hours, and never complained. I taught himself the Draw Knife, Spoke Shave, and how to use a Shaving Horse. My level of knowledge was almost nonexistent on each of these tools.
The first lacrosse stick to him 1 & 1/2 days to make, The second, just under 8 hours. The third was only 4 & 1/2 hrs.
He then went outside and played catch with his younger brother, lacrosse style.
Alll said, Granddad had an outstanding week!
-- Rustfever, Central California