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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #10: Marking Tool Swap Fall 2018

11-10-2018 12:41 AM by Bluenote38 | 9 comments »

Still not focusing on the Tool Cabinet, I joined the LJ Fall Swap. My first one and let me tell you the guys in the swap are expert. Knowing the everyone has most of the standard marking tools I looked around the shop and my eyes landed on a set of pinch sticks. Just poplar stained with Dychem (for metalworking) and coated with Wattco. The sliders are just 3/4” square steel tube drilled and tapped. But a great starting point because I figured that most people don’t have/use them so it might be a good/useful tool. My first design change was that I didn’t like how the thumb screw dug into the wood. One solution would have been a pad and another would have been an...

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