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#1 Rodney

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:41 PM

I just finished this one yesterday. 

The handle is cut from a white oak crook and the shank is a bit of a rarity around here.  A piece of dead alder.  Usually by the time a piece of alder hits the ground around here it's pretty well mush.  I can only guess why this one isn't rotten. 

Either way, instead of turning to unusable mush it developed some really nice color and texture instead.

Here's some pictures.

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An "In Progress" shot with the chunk of oak I cut the handle from.

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#2 dww2

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:07 PM

That's a very sweet stick, Rodney. I love finding a handle piece which is already in the right overall shape. Pretty amazing finding that alder to be sound, too.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:09 AM

Kind of the right general shape but way too big.  I took a lot of wood off to get it where it is now.  That's for sure about the alder.  the things we get excited about around here... :lol:

 

The bad news is there was a second bend that would have made a good handle in that stick.  I managed to mess that one up on the bandsaw.  No pictures of that one. :rolleyes:



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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:11 AM

Yeah, been there, buddy. Even though I tend to not use many power tools I'll get to a certain spot with the handsaw and figure I can split it the rest of the way and the grain takes a sudden nose dive.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:16 PM

There is a lot of truth in power tools allowing you to make mistakes faster. 

In spite of the occasional blunder I like my band saw. It saves a lot of time on the grunt work.



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:36 PM

Nice stick




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