|This is what we started with.|
I decided to start with the piece that had less protrusions and junk although it had a bit of a bend to it. I started by trying to clean the bark, that still had a lot of sap in it, off with a combination of a spokeshave and some small planes.
|The beginning of something wonderful?|
I got a rasp and started to make the narrow end a little more oval shaped, to help to work out where some material needed to be removed I jammed on the head, then removed it, rasped a little and repeated. This was working quite well until disaster struck.
|Disaster, or a blessing in disguise?|
|A much better idea I think.|
Looking back, to make it easier, using a draw knife or something like that to remove the bark would have given be a good place to start with the planes and spokeshave and would have probably eliminated most of the problems I had. Maybe I can make one?
I will be doing a writeup soon on how I built my forge and also there will probably be some posts coming on things I have made with it.