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English Hand Tools with Jim Hendricks

  Filling-in the Towell - Making a front infill 6 of 18  

Yesterday I went to see Rob at Timberline, my local exotic wood supplier and spent quite a bit of cash on some old dry Gabon ebony, my other choice of infill wood for this project.

He also had a large piece that was really well seasoned so I got that as well... just in case I want to make a try plane!!

But today I wanted to finish the stock cutting in English boxwood to see what that looks like first. I shall do both boxwood and ebony, then we can have a vote on which is best.

The front infill is a simple block but it's important that it fits well - so I took my time. This was the maiden project for my Skelton sash saw and the added depth and rip tooth profile proved invaluable!

The replacement W Peace iron arrived too... but there was an issue with it as you will see!

Some huge lumps of ebony... irresistible!

As to Rio rosewood - no chance said Rob. Banned from all selling now.

First for me - the tool I'm restoring being used on pieces to restore it!!

Having cut a reference edge the log can now be held well to cut the other side with the Skelton sash rip cut saw.

Ah!! This will not work. I finished with the kataba!!

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