Love the picture on page 4 of the pdf showing fingertips resting on the
"Circular Safety Cylinder" (cutting head). I'm sure it is safer than a
square head, but I don't think that picture would ever be published
On Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 3:02:11 PM UTC-5, Markem wrote:
I was looking for a 16".
There was a 20" Oliver in Houston about 5-6 months ago, for about $2K. Th
e guy said someone offered $1500. I thought about it for a few weeks, but
was hesitant for one that large. I suppose I could have asked if he'd ta
ke $1700 or $1800, if I had considered buying it. There's been a time or
two when I thought to call and ask if it's still available.
It's been a while since I've posted: The cypress chairs are slow going.
Hand hewing the parts is a lot harder and time consuming than I bargained
for, but they are getting there. Using shaving horse, draw knives, scorps
and chisels on dry/salvaged wood.... despite being cypress (generally soft
wood), the carving is not nearly as easy as with green wood. I have 4 cha
irs at about 75% complete. The fifth chair is essentially not started, ye
t. They are heavy, so I've been trying to shave off as much bulk wood as p
I don't think I'll be doing another project as this, at least not multiple
pieces in one project.... lots of work. But I wanted to do a project usi
ng only hand tools. This kind of work is for younger folks. I'm liking
the chairs, though. I think they'll turn out pretty good.
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