|Forum topic by KCConst||posted 03-27-2015 01:53 AM||672 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-27-2015 01:53 AM
I have been envious of the tool makers in the group so I thought I would make a few of my own..I’m not sure where the belong since they’re just for me working in my shop. I hope the right image shows up. Sorry my picture taking skills aren’t that good (I don’t prepare and consider lighting etc. I’d rather just work with wood.
I also made a awl with a twist. Heated the steel twisted it , then I heat treated for case hardening and cool ground it. The handle it a gob of left over walnut. I love the appearance of walnut sap wood (UNSTEAMED) against its natural dark Missouri heartwood.
The 3rd tool was a small saw. I had Japanese pull saw break a few teeth so I salvaged a segment of it, cut a slot in a 3/8” dia. piece of brass and a walnut burl handle. I’ll use it for everything requiring clean cuts and precision.
Finally again in the vein of the “little tapper” wedge handle, I used a couple 1/4” (or less) rips of straight grain white oak with a walnut wedge. The head I just turned some glued up white oak and cherry. I was thirsty so the keg shape seemed appropriate. The real awakening was the leather wrapped handle. Extremely comfortble.. I’ll be doing more of those. A nice tender soft grip.
-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden