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Offline bry1975

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Lignum
« on: July 23, 2011, 08:04:09 PM »
Any of you chaps ever made tools from Lignum Vitae or Rosewood?


TIA

Bry

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Re: Lignum
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 12:05:15 AM »
Tools?  No.  But, plenty of pens out of both.  Rosewood was what I used to make my very first pen.

Either one would do well for chisel handles or somthing else in that vein. 
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Re: Lignum
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 03:18:06 AM »
Thanks chap,

What about Argentine lignum or Vera wood?

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Re: Lignum
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 05:13:28 PM »
Mallet. Another "on works" when I'll figure what would be of corect shape and way of joining one square block to another type of wood handle.

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Re: Lignum
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 06:31:52 PM »
I made one with a tapered mortice and tenon. The handle fitting through the headblock from the outside or top face.

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Re: Lignum
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 04:21:22 PM »
Thanks. That probably would be traditional and functional. Is there any magic with taper?

I can't tell exactly what variety my wood is, it's very dark and sinks very fast when plunged into water. Looks very resinous.

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Re: Lignum
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2011, 06:39:53 PM »
Pekka

There could well be an ideal taper, unknown to me. The length of the taper is the thickness of the head. The angle will depend on how big a piece of wood you have for the handle. :)  As the handle has to pass through the finished taper, this does restrict the options.

If I was making one anew, I would finish the angled striking faces last of all, after fitting the handle.

If you need any exact details, I can measure it for you.

Pete

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Re: Lignum
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011, 08:54:58 AM »
Hi

The two long blocks at the top left corner are Lignum Vitae, it's really dense stuff..




I'll see if I can find any closer pics of the grain (if not i'll dig them out and take some close up pics)



Cheers, John  :beer: