The billet is prepared. The smoother shows the color I will be
striving for and the end.
At Richard Arnold's Charity Event Ollie Sparks gave me the iron
and cap iron I ordered for this project. This is entirely custom
made even the cap screw, beautifully hardened, then surface
Usually the plane is made around the iron but in this case I had
to have the iron made to suite the size of the boxwood -
something I couldn't change.
I am now scratching my head over the handle. A 6"x6"x1" block of
boxwood is what is needed - any suggestions Huw? I am going to
see Bob at Timberline in the next few days to see if he has any
Gabon ebony, African blackwood or bog oak that size.
After a few days the boxwood billet hasn't moved a micron so I
think that won't be an issue.
I am ready to start cutting?