|Project by barringerfurniture||posted 10-15-2013 10:54 PM||20940 views||16 times favorited||19 comments|
Just finished this today. It was made especially for a set of five Blue Spruce Toolworks dovetail chisels that my Brother bought for me for my birthday. I made a quickie mallet first out of some cherry dowel stock and a chunk of fence post, so I could use the chisels to make the mortise on this one. The chisels are amazing. Feel like I need to up my game in the sharpening department now though.
Oh yeah, so I thought it would look cool to have the walnut wedge driven vertical into they eye instead of horizontal. You might be able to guess what happened by the rest of the design when I did that. The cheeks didn’t come all the way apart, just opened up a little. Reclamped and put the dowels in. Solid as a rock now but I didn’t intend on the dowels.
-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA barringerfinefurniture.com