FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.

Amplified Parts

Apex Tube Matching

Sweetwater

Jensen Loudspeakers

WD Music

MOD KITS DIY

Antique Electronics Supply

Yellowjackets Tube Converters


* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder

LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

......................................................................

   
FDP Jam
Calendar
Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / I cooked up some apple cobblers today in my...'kitchen'.

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**********
****

If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Sep 17th, 2019 02:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

Last fall we pruned an apple tree my hunnie has in the back yard. There were a few limbs that had straight sections I thought might make some nice tool handles. Today I pulled out a stick and used a spokeshave to whittle down two 1.5" sections to make some handles for a pair of antique cobbler hammers; one for her and one for me. You can find hammer heads like these all day long at most flea markets for less than $10. The real beauty of these old hammer heads is the quality of the steel; it is super durable and lasts a lot longer and resists corrosion better than modern hammers do.

I've used applewood to make small woodcraft-type stuff, but never used it as a tool handle. It sands and finishes really well with its nice tight grain similar to maple. I think these will work well.

I used wenge for the wedges and rubbed the handles with boiled linseed oil. These will get plenty of use around the shop because they're small and handy for general shwacking tasks.

Two apple cobblers to go

mfitz804
Contributing Member
**********
**********
*******

Staten Island, NY

Our resident rational liberal
Sep 17th, 2019 02:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

Did you use a recipe or did you just...

...cobble something together???

(Yes I know we're talking about tools).

(This message was last edited by mfitz804 at 04:51 PM, Sep 17th, 2019)

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**********
****

If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Sep 17th, 2019 03:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

I make it up as I go. I whisper to the wood and it whispers back. It tells me stuff like...


HEY! You guys put me down! No! I don't want to go back to the crazyhouse!!!! NoooooooooO!

One of the first rap songs ever recorded

langford
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**********
*

Toronto, Canada

Sep 17th, 2019 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Phew. I misread the thread title as "I cooked up some cobblers in my... 'kitchen'"

Creepy image.

hushnel
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**

North Florida

A Friend of Bill W.
Sep 17th, 2019 05:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

The wood does look beautiful.

Along with the hand vice and jewelers saws, I have a hard time passing them by.

What came first the hammer or the pointy stick?

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**********
****

If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Sep 17th, 2019 07:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

If you're talking paleo-age, probably a rock held in the hand. That was the first tool (hammer). Next came a sharp rock, used against the end of a stick, to sharpen it. Then they discovered they could tie the sharp rock to the end of a stick.

NoSoapRadio
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**********
**********

Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Sep 18th, 2019 09:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice.

I've got a cobbler's hammer with what I assume is the original handle. The face is convex which kind of diminishes its utility around the shop, but I keep it 'cause it's cool.

hushnel
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**

North Florida

A Friend of Bill W.
Sep 18th, 2019 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

“Probably a rock held in the hand”

I’m thinking a Mammoth Tibia. Probably could find one diving in one of the springs. Yeah, Florida had mammoths.

Ragtop
Contributing Member
**********
*********

The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Sep 19th, 2019 03:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

Good job, Peegoo, those look nice. And functional.

Leftee
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**********
**********

VA

Sep 19th, 2019 04:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

Beautiful!

Now you can re-sole your flip-flops.

De ville
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**********
****

WA

Support the FDP - Please Donate
Sep 19th, 2019 08:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice Mr. Peegoo! Yours, and hushnel's projects are inspiring.

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**********
****

Lauren's

a tractor
Sep 19th, 2019 10:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Cheers!

I had an actual shoe repair last week. The gal next door had the heel skids come work loose on a pair of pumps and she asked me if I could fix 'em. That is easy stuff. I got science, and I got Saran Wrap!

Mikeyguitar
Contributing Member
**********
******

PA - USA

THAT...IS...RIGHT!
Sep 23rd, 2019 07:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

So this begs the question:
When will Fender and Gibson start using applewood for their fret boards?

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
**********
****

Lauren's

a tractor
Sep 23rd, 2019 08:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

It might work for that, because it is really close to maple in weight and grain texture.

However, I think it's not used for larger/longer pieces like fretboards because the trunk and branches of apple trees are usually not too straight. That's just a guess.

FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / I cooked up some apple cobblers today in my...'kitchen'.




Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:




Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Furtkamp.com 
Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2019 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved