Green woodworking tools

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Green woodworking tools

Post: #254302 Davie Crockett
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:54 am

Many of you know I'm into coppicing and green woodworking as a hobby. Well, I decided to take it a step further and make myself a foot powered lathe and other tools. Traditionally the lathe return stroke would use a pole to provide the spring. Being short of space, I decided to use a bow as my spring.

I'm very pleased with the result: (Link goes to album on Facebook)

I also made a Twca Cam (Welsh spoon knife) with an old half round file and a handle from a broken trowel. I had to anneal, shape, forge, and oil temper the blade before inserting it in the handle. it has edges on both sides of the blade to cut both ways.
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Re: Green woodworking tools

Post: #254319 Zech
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:03 pm

Very nice, well done! :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Green woodworking tools

Post: #255040 MuddyWitch
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:38 pm

Impressive stuff!

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Re: Green woodworking tools

Post: #255063 Carltonian Man
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:16 am

Pure skill DC. Superb :salute: :salute: :salute:

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