I have a pile of well dried mesquite, screaming to be made into hand tools

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Forum topic by AZWoody posted 05-20-2016 05:49 PM 924 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-20-2016 05:49 PM

The problem is, I do not have the time to do any of it and I would love to have a set of 2 of so heirloom quality hand tools and infill planes. This would include marking gauges, marking knives, mallets, etc. Something that would make me proud to use and display.

Anyone interested and willing to work something out? I can pay for the work, or even trade some of the mesquite.
I also have some bird’s eye cottonwood that would make a great contrasting wood.

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#1 posted 05-20-2016 09:23 PM

I am going to be making a new marking guage and mallet myself soon. Would be happy to make you a set as well for the cost of enough wood to do two sets. Like your idea of cottonwood to contrast. I know I’ve not posted before but I’m in AZ. The valley, you’re far more south.

Either way, I’m relatively new to wood working and plan to make a heavy mallet with lead weights inside, if you’re interested let me know. I don’t have a lathe so they won’t be fancy turned handles but will look classic and actually work. I won’t be offended if you go another route.


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