Well, after a few fails, I am happy to present a couple that did turn out.
Both of these were harvested from the dog park, too small for full sized frames but make nice PFS or small plinkers.
Full of grain, knots, character and void of any cracks. They were hand made, carved, filed, sanded, oiled and waxed. Finally waxing was applied yesterday, so they got banded up today.
I've been using my little "Swiss Made" carving knife with these frames, as opposed to my Opinel with the larger frames. It is much easier to control when working with a smaller frame.
Filling knot hole with epoxy:
In my hand:
I absolutely love it when the eye of the forks is dead centre after carving. The smile in the middle of the one, is an added bonus:
Edited by brucered, 19 March 2017 - 03:22 PM.