Cutting board again. Bloomington Walnut, Salad bowl finish. The big chamfers allow for easy lifting.
SauerBokken or practice sword. Four(!!!) wood types: hickory, mahogany, cherry and rosewood. Everything made by handsaw, plane, chisel and scraper. Someone needs to learn how to wrap the handle though.
This barset was part of an estate auction. I found it in severely damaged condition; water and time had taken its toll. However, I could just see this revived and imagined Don and Roger talking about some advertising account while picking up one of the decanters.
After a little sanding and applying a light oil finish the wood came back beautifully. The sheet metal needed a ton of work and the soap filled steelwool pads were a great help. The best result was the deacanter bottle stoppers who came back shiny and as new after polishing with diamond past and tripoli.
Now to find something delicious for to pour in the decanters.
Sauerbowl for my Mom
This honking chunk of (local) cherry came from my usual wood source: Bob Cramer. When my mom saw the previous Sauerbowl she promptly asked why she hadn’t received one yet. Probably her way of commisioning a piece.
You can see the change from 10 x 10 cube to something resembling a pot or something…
Next up custom box wood handle on a shop machined square nose scraper.
Easy wood, eat your heart out. This guy end milled the living daylights out of a piece of metal and made you this. Wicked sharp.
The first turning tool from the Sauerbout shop. When my friend told me, ”sometimes one tools them out of toolstock”, (her exact words), I still believed tools came from a factory. I was a tool to believe so. It was true, sometimes one tools them out of toolstock.
All it took was:
-a scrap piece of cherry,
-a brass taper nut turned/filed into a ferule &
-a bar of tool steel from the local hardware store (Kleindorfers FTW!)
Now the only thing that still needs to be done is to mill a notch at the tip of the steel. The recess is then drilled and threaded to accommodate a screw that will go through a carbide insert. Effectively creating an “easy wood” tool (har-har!) without the $100 plus outlay.