Well I thought a simple start would get the ball rolling easier...I have enjoyed reading so many Blogs this last year or two it was logical to start recording a little of what I am designing and making for the same reasons (and a few others) as the rest. Please excuse the fact the objects I make take a long time, I can only do tasks in short amounts, chronic pain in my tendons, a result of a repetitive strain injury, has for the last 18 years kept my making dreams in check, even typing this is a painful task.
|Spare Handles boxed and ready!|
So now it was time to fit the handles:
Also a good excuse to try out my new Colt drill bits.
It is the Chris Pye technique of 'tap and twist' so the square tang slowly reams a tapered hole.
Slow and very painful for me. As you can see from the first picture quite a way to go.
Time to get some help I thought:
What I love about this photo is the fact my son is not even looking at where the mallet is!
He has got into the 'zone' and my new Lignum Vitae mallet (made from an antique bowling ball) is just perfect for his hand.