Ever thought about doing this? Any lessons learned?
Arm is made of cherry and head is made of maple. This was a Hand Tool School project and something I was missing.
There are a ton of mistakes here. I’m still learning to not be so greedy with the plow plane. Cuts that are too deep tend to blow out the sides. The pencil holder needs fixing cuz the arm is too low to fully hold up the pencil and make it stable. And I broke off a steel screw (that I think wasn’t really steel) that I used to pre-drive the holes for the brass screws in the head, etc. Oh and don’t polish the brass after its in the wood, it turns the wood grey.
One thing I did right was listen to Brian over at Galoototron regarding rounding out the bottom side of the arm to make it sit stable. I used my chair maker’s scraper to make the shape on the bottom of the arm.
I think it was a fun project …