|Project by shipwright||posted 12-16-2013 08:39 PM||4559 views||8 times favorited||38 comments|
So … it appears that taking up hand tools involves more than just making a few planes. ..... Who knew??? These things need to be adjusted with little mallets and the blades have to be sharpened really sharp. OK, I’m into it now so here’s my solution.
The little mallets have Osage Orange heads and Mesquite handles to match the planes. (Oh, I do have it bad, don’t I?) The smaller is just right for the block plane and the larger works better for the bigger planes.
The sharpening station was going to be just a box to keep my glass sheets in, to keep them clean and safe, but oh no, I had to go and veneer it to make it pretty. (It’s Zebrano with Carpathian Elm Burl ends.)
.... and if you’re going to veneer it, you may as well add some of the left over marquetry you have lying around from an old project.
Am I getting carried away? ...... No matter, I’m having fun.
The photos show:
1) The mallets and portable sharpening station.
2) The same, with the box closed
3) The box, chocked in the wagon vice, in use.
4) Open, showing storage of honing guide, extra abrasive film and foam sheet.
5) Suitcase shot.
6) The end showing the Burl
Thanks for looking in.
I hope I made you smile … at least a little.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/