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post #1 of 52 Old 05-23-2011, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Shop made hand tools

Any one else make their else make their own tools and fixtures?
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i have turned a few mallets but nothing like those. they are beautiful.
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Any one else make their else make their own tools and fixtures?
Actually yes & no... I started on a nice mallet when I put a chisel through my finger. I'll finish it a post a few pictures...

In the mean time I'd love to see some more picts and details especially on that saw! Details man details!

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Like everything made in my shop; these tools were made with hand powered tools. The wood is primarily hard maple. The slide on the Marking Gauge is walnut that I harvested from iur family's farm.

I purchased the hardware for the Turning Saw from the "Tools for Working Wood" website. The saw is really sweet and serves as my needs as a "Band Saw".

I will take some better pictures and post them when I get back to the shop.
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Like everything made in my shop; these tools were made with hand powered tools. The wood is primarily hard maple. The slide on the Marking Gauge is walnut that I harvested from iur family's farm.

I purchased the hardware for the Turning Saw from the "Tools for Working Wood" website. The saw is really sweet and serves as my needs as a "Band Saw".

I will take some better pictures and post them when I get back to the shop.
Great I'd love to see more! I've been looking around lately for some brass flat bar for a gauge, I need to get on that.

What did you use as a scribing edge for the gauge?

Made any planes are chisels?... Those are definitely in my bucket list! I'll be at the shop tomr and will snap a dew pictures of that mallet...

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I made the small mallet for my main shop helper, my four year old granddaughter.

As you can see in the photo, I use an exacto blade held with a wedge in the marking gauge. I am thinking of changing it to a blade from an Olfa Cutter (a rolling cutter used by quilters).
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Well to start off, I'm sure just about everyone has made a mallet at one point. I actually haven't made any hand tools other than a mallet a few years ago. But I do like the marking gauge that I've seen in some magazines, May be my next project :]
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As promised I finished it up one handed :)

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As promised I finished it up one handed :)

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Oh, btw... Used NO power tools all the way through. That was the whole point of it - an exercise in hand tools... From rough cut to done. Even pulled out the spoke shave :)

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that thing is sweet tom.
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Tom ,

Your mallet puts mine to shame. It is almost to pretty to use.
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Nice! Great job Tom!
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Well thx guys! Wrangler there is a bit of detail lacking... I had some trouble with the wedge mortise and had already carved the handle... LOTS'O wedges! Lol

I have the bug now though... Gonna take a crack at planes once I'm two handed again.., two more weeks to go!

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Very nice work guys. Wrangler, did you make the marking gauge from a plan? I need one but I'm a cheap bastard and it would be fun to make my own.

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My wife gave me the book: Making Woodworking Aids & Devices - by Robert Wearing. This book is an inspiration for anyone that has a passion for building with hand tools; especially with home built tools.

This book has several different types of marking devices.
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My wife gave me the book: Making Woodworking Aids & Devices - by Robert Wearing. This book is an inspiration for anyone that has a passion for building with hand tools; especially with home built tools.

This book has several different types of marking devices.
Just ordered it from amazon, under $6 with shipping! Thx!

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Twds OP.......eeeeyuuup.We make right many tools N fixtures,wouldn't have it any other way.

Love the saw BTW.BW

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Very nice work guys. Wrangler, did you make the marking gauge from a plan? I need one but I'm a cheap bastard and it would be fun to make my own.

Jeff
I knew I had seen this somewhere recently... Last issue of Woodsmith Vol. 33 / No. 194 (Aug)

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I'm thinking about making a "dovetailed dado saw", and plan on mounting a spare japanese pullsaw-blade on an angled block with a handle.
But I've never actually seen one, just pictures, and those pictures have all been from the wrong side, so I don't know if I should make slots in the blade so I can advance it gradually. Also many japsaw-blades have a rounded toe (for starting a cut in the middle of a board), and I can't agree with myself whether this is beneficial or not
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Wrangler, or anyone else for that matter, you ever make a spoke shave? I want to build some planes, prolly talk to Darren about that when the time comes, but a SS may be a good place to start I'm thinking...

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