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