Tool Making #1: August 2011 has a couple of tool making related articles

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 06-07-2011 05:57 PM 1479 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Figured I would start a new series related to tool making. I recieved Fine Woodworking yesterday and I noticed that there is an article/video on making and using a simple Scratch stock. This is another one of those items that has been on my build list for a while.

Additionally there is an article on how to make a dove tail marker out of brass and some chisels for refining dove tails. The chisels look like they are right up Mads alley. The chisels are made from Hock Marking Knife blanks .

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#1 posted 06-07-2011 06:14 PM

I like Fine woodworking, it has some pretty good plans, although I usually never follow them. It gives great ideas though. I tend to make the tools and jigs as I need them, rather than just making them. I’ve made a gun cleaning station and a stock vise for checkering. I came across a jig yesterday in may reloading bench that I made, but can’t remember what it did. (they say the mind is the first to go). Later on I’ll need to pull it out and really look closer.

I’m off to finish my board jack. I think its more interesting to see the tools and jigs others make than the “real” projects. Thanks for starting this wayne!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 06-07-2011 06:18 PM

I think that vid was shown here first then FW picked it up but that guy in the vid is a member here “davemoorefurniture” . He also has another vid where he thicknesses and flattens a piece of stock with nothing but hand planes another great vid.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 06-08-2011 02:13 AM

Very nice I love the old school methods. Another method to learn for further growth in woodworking.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 06-08-2011 04:51 AM

Down to basics & a neat finish. Thanks Wayne

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 06-08-2011 09:07 PM

Now I just ordered three years membership of FWM tomorrow I will be able to become member of the online also. So I can see what you are talking about… LOL
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 06-08-2011 10:14 PM

Very nice Fine Woodworking is a great magazine.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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