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post #21 of 52 Old 05-27-2011, 02:19 PM
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I've made some bar clamps that work pretty well. Only drawback is that I have to use wax paper to avoid gluing the piece to the clamp. Almost all material is recycled from shipping crates. I had to buy the zinc rod at the back slide, 1/4" dowels and glue. Red oak.
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I have not made a spokeshave. I have a couple of nice ones that I picked up at garage sales. Next time I am in the shop I will take and post a pictue of the shop built dovetail saw that my wife found at an Antique Shop. It was made using a section of hollow ground blade from a panel saw.
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Wrangler, or anyone else for that matter, you ever make a spoke shave?
just posted a link for some plans over here
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f11/m...69/#post217212
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my mallet

after seeing everyone's handywork i am almost embarassed to post mine, but here it is... maple handle, the head is from pallet wood (not really sure what it is, smelled kinda nutty, and worked like butter)
and this is 100% by hand...kinda started to regret the curves in the maple ...
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errr

oh and by the way what finish did/would you guys use for a mallet? wax?
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post #26 of 52 Old 05-28-2011, 11:36 AM
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oh and by the way what finish did/would you guys use for a mallet? wax?
Looks great! I just went with tung oil and sanding... I didn't want my hand slipping or it glancing of the chisel...

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I use GF Arm-R- Seal for almost everything I make.
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just posted a link for some plans over here
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f11/m...69/#post217212
Steve, buddy... Probably cause I'm on my mobile... But still can't get that new link to work for me... :(

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Try google-booking "American Woodworker Spokeshaves" and see if you can find it in the links.

hint.... google-book search is not the same as a google-search. You have to first click the google books link on the google homepage

Good luck
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Well... I started on the first spoke shave...

Got the blank cut down and went to town with the chisels. Shaped one side so far using a spoke shave, lol. Man this has been some work!!! Oh, and only used hand tools once again.

I'm going to cut that cheap iron down for the blade. I've already learned a few things I'd do different so I expect the next one will be much better.

Off to week-end commitments... Gonna be a few days till I get back at it...

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Try google-booking "American Woodworker Spokeshaves" and see if you can find it in the links.

hint.... google-book search is not the same as a google-search. You have to first click the google books link on the google homepage

Good luck
I'll try that... Thx!

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I'm gonna bump my own post... Cause I'm excited about it... :)

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that is really cool tom.
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These are my handplanes I made some 40 years ago...

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... and these are some boat building tools from the same period.

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Cool

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Those are Super COOL tools!

Amazing!

Thank you...

Happy Memorial Day
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These are my handplanes I made some 40 years ago...

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... and these are some boat building tools from the same period.

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Those are really nice. How are the boat building tools used?

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Those are really nice. How are the boat building tools used?

~tom
The boards for a boat are steamed and the tool below is used to bend and twist the board when it's still hot and soft. The two tools to the left are clamps that are used to clamp the boards to each other. The metal tool is a combined clamp and riveting tool. A hole is drilled through the boards, a copper rivet is inserted from the outside, the clamp is attached with the screw on the head on the rivet and then it's riveted from the inside. (Kind of difficult to explain, did it make sense?)
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Would walnut make a good mallet? I would like to try making a few mallets.
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Would walnut make a good mallet? I would like to try making a few mallets.
It's a good hardwood... I should think it would work just fine!

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It's a good hardwood... I should think it would work just fine!

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That's what I figured since its a hard wood.
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