It looks much easier on TV ...
- I got a request to make an axe handle simple enough.
After recently watching an older Woodwrights show I decided my old axe needed a new edge and I'd give it a try. If he could do most of the shaping in a half hour I could spend all day and get the same results.
Between the draw knife and the axe I was able to wood butcher the blank out of dry Ash. I really need to try green wood working because dry was a lot of work.
While the axe was a surprising quick and accurate way to remove a lot of material I need on of the little benches Roy sits on and crops into. That will have to wait till it is sprint and logs are more available.
As a side note if your impatient get a band saw it would be much quicker :-)
This does get me one step closer to making a stool from a tree that will be this summers project.
>As a side note if your impatientget a band saw it would be much quicker :-)
>one step closer to making a stool from a tree that will be this summers project.
>This does get me
>Yeah, I've been working mostly in lumber from the firewood pile the last couple of months ... Rough hewing, even with a sharp hatchet, can be a real pain. I have gotten faster, and my froe-work has greatly improved.
Somewhere in here I intend to turn one of these larger bits of oak into a plane. I need something far shorter than a No 7, even shorter than my old Sandusky jack, but larger than a block plane for flattening this stuff. My 4 1/2 is tuned for tissue paper, and I'm not interested in messing with it. I'm thinking a German Style Scrub, and either two blades with different cambers or just two complete planes.
Still comes back to one thing, takes a bit more to start in the rough than it seems on TV.