English Boxwood lovers beware!
This boxwood infill set has finally made its way into a plane. There were a few points where I was a little worried some of the figure would be lost as I started refining the shape. When the above photo was taken - I was gritting my teeth a bit.
But after final shaping - this is what was left. I cannot recall seeing a more figured piece of boxwood. Ever. Despite all the figure, the fitting process went very smoothly and nothing “tore out”. There were a few small pin sized voids in a few of the eyes - but a drop of CA glue filled them nicely.
Curl and birds eye - what else could one ask for!
I applied the first coat of french polish to the A7 shoulder plane last week. True to form - the Rosewood came alive.
Another view of the front infill.
The rear infill is ready to be installed and I hope to finish up the A7 this week.