Thought that you’d like to ponder this photo………..
You’ll recall the various planes that I’ve restored recently? I thought that I should treat my faithful Stanley No.5 plane to an “upgrade”.
It was given to me about 40 years ago, before I started at the LCF and the
varnish on the handles was cracked, chipped and generally manky. So, the old varnish was
stripped off and the handles re-finished with Tru-oil and wax. They feel so, so good to use now; well worth the effort!
I also had a go at my old (again 40 years!) Tyzack dovetail
saw. The handle was refinished in the same way and after much searching around
I found a place to send it off for its first proper sharpening in years; works as good
A few posts back I mentioned using aluminium as an alternative
inlay material. On that same instrument, I thought that I’d try a Rocklite Ebano
fretboard. In the photo below you can
see the rocklite fretboard on the left and a prime ebony one for Andrew’s twin
point on the right.
No problem’s in cutting the fret slots or planning the taper
on the rocklite one. So far so good…
Labels: Gary Nava luthier, Handmade mandolin