New holdfast design

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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 10-18-2014 03:40 AM 1705 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been tired of seeing the traditional holdfast design. Seems as if they are all the same. I decided to change it up a bit and also try out a new technique. I would like opinions ax well. These are just a prototype. On a finished set the shaft will be rounded and the duckbill will be shorter.

This is from 1” stock so it was harder to egg a nice twist. I believe 3/4” stock would look nicer and I could show the diamonds better. Do you all think there would be an interest in a “designed” holdfast?

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Andy Panko

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#1 posted 10-18-2014 03:07 PM

Cool looking design.

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#2 posted 10-18-2014 05:33 PM

Like the design and concept, as long as it’s affordable, I’d say you’d have no problem selling them. I’m just about finished with my Roubo and would love a set or two of these for it.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 03:04 AM

Thanks Andy!

RPhillips- These will be sold for $120 + shipping. My regular ones sell for $80. If you are interested just send me a message.

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#4 posted 10-19-2014 03:09 AM

Nice looking

-- Norman

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