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post #81 of 98 Old 01-17-2013, 08:51 PM
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Well I might custom a pry bar with a sharp edge and get a scraper axe and gouge out of it.

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ok! but i am actually only going to use 2 tools, so can i have 2 pieces of wood?
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Use a third tool (hand saw) then you say it started as one.

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ok! but i am actually only going to use 2 tools, so can i have 2 pieces of wood?
I used many pieces of wood that were scraps from other projects and the rules committee didn't disqualify me so go for it.

I'll bet you find a use for a third tool though sometime during your build, if not, try and find an alternative way to do something and use a third.

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here is mine, i need a mallet anyway, and i had some scrap maple (not hard maple), so i thought, why not?

i have only used a saw, but am planning on using a drill (electric, sorry) and a dowel to make a couple of pins for it.

the head is pretty small: 6 1/2" long, 2 1/4" wide and 1 1/2" tall.

ok, i was wrong. i also used a block plane to round the edges of the handle.
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Longknife that turned out amazing. I'd never heard about the potatoes trick before. Great job!

Chris that's going to be a good basher man. Looking good!
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Well, seeing this thread revived, reminded me I'd never attempted it, though I'd wanted to when Firemedic challenged us. So today I decided to jump in.
My daughter had bought me a set of chisels for Christmas and I thought I'd make a place for them to live.
My three tools of choice were a Stanley low-angle block plane, a marking gauge and a hand saw.
I've never ripped anything with a handsaw before. At first I didn't think I could cut to a line, so I clamped a board for a straight edge and followed it.

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The other side of the board I got braver and ripped it on the line, bringing the two sides parallel. I didn't do too bad I guess. Then I cleaned up the edges with my little plane.

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The next part really scared me, to try. Resawing by hand.

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I took a 5/4 x @1 1/2 board and marked it with my cheapo marking gauge on both sides. I clamped it down, started cutting from one side. I cut for a little ways straight down my marked line, flipped the board, and started cutting down that marked line. I continued doing this, flipping and cutting, till I got the board resawn. I then cleaned up both edges with my plane. I ended up with a 1/2 inch board and a 1/4 inch board.
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Nice going, Ray, looking forward to more!
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Thanks Jean. Next I cut the 1/4 board into squares for dividers. Then using the chisels to get the right spacing, I set the blocks on the board making sure to leave about 1/8 clearance.

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After glueing these onto the board, I glued the 1/2 inch board on front.

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And here is the finished product. Not fine woodworking, for sure. But, I did do things I'd never done before- ripping and resawing with a hand saw, and using the marking gauge. I would definitely rather use a cutting gauge instead, after reading about them. And I had fun doing this. Thanks for looking.

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Thanks for showing us that Ray. I'm glad you had fun and learned something in the process.

I like your chisel holder, I've been looking for something to keep mine off the bench, I may just have to steal your idea.

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here is mine, i need a mallet anyway, and i had some scrap maple (not hard maple), so i thought, why not?
Chris, got a final pic for us? I'm curious about you using pins for the mallet. Is it more for decoration or to reinforce the glue joints?

I just build a simple one like you but I used a M&T and a solid piece for a head and just glued it together. You've got me wondering if I should pin mine as well to help during heavy beating.

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Thanks trc. Steal away.
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Looks good ray. Fine work.


So what's a cutting gauge ?

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Chris, got a final pic for us? I'm curious about you using pins for the mallet. Is it more for decoration or to reinforce the glue joints?

I just build a simple one like you but I used a M&T and a solid piece for a head and just glued it together. You've got me wondering if I should pin mine as well to help during heavy beating.
Tim, I finished it, but I haven't taken a final pic of it.

The joint is very tight, and I used plenty of glue and clamped it overnight, so I don't think it will be going anywhere anytime soon. If it gets loose, I will pin it, but I think I'll leave it as is for now.

I'll take a pic later and post it.
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Looks good ray. Fine work.


So what's a cutting gauge ?

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Thx Chris. A subtle difference but as I read, can be significant end result.

Essentially any marking gauge could be made into a cutting gauge.

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Yep just put a blade on it and there ya go. The marking gauge kind of tore the wood, making it a little harder to see exactly where to follow with the saw blade. I think the blade would have worked better. At least I think so, and thanks there Dave.
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