More Desert Ironwood
The mouths still need to be filed on these 2 planes - but otherwise, they are completed. The A5 is infilled with Desert Ironwood and is a mate to the Ironwood filled A5 from a few posts ago. They came from the same piece of wood.
A knot appeared out of nowhere in the bottom of the handle. There was absolutely no indication that it would be there when I roughed out the blank... I am just thankful it was not 1/4" to the left or right - that would have made a real mess of things.
There was a great bit of burl on the cheek. It made for a tricky fitting process - but it was well worth the efforts.
This XSNo.4ss is filled with a darker Desert Ironwood - Burl this time.
It was a rather grey day when I took these photos but there was a bit of light during this last shot. It was tricky to capture, but the lighter flecks look like gold in sunlight.
This last shot is a detail of a plane I am working on. It is a variation that I have wanted to make for several years now. Any guesses?