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Mahogany Shop Dust Extractor / Air Filter

02-27-2017 10:14 PM by heldercruz100 | 1 comment »

View on YouTube As we all know woodworking involves a lot of sanding, and that makes a lot of dust in the air. So yesterday I found an old extractor, it was from my growroom but still works. I made a box with joinery, painted the fan black and as usual gave it a mahogany finish, I think it makes a nice contrast, what do you think??

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Dave's Workshop #19: More File Handles

02-14-2017 08:37 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Since I found out how not difficult it is to put a handle on a file, I decided to have a file handle making party today. I put handles on the rest of my needle files that will go in my lutherie kit. They were made from those wooden handles of those disposable foam brushes. The ferrules are cut pieces of small diameter copper pipe. The handles of the larger files are made from various short spindles that I’ve saved over the years. One of the nice things about using the spindle...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #14: 2 chisels rehandled

01-09-2017 02:24 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

I had two chisels without handles. The flatter one is from of old. It was from my dad’s stuff. It’s purpose when I was growing up was to pry open the old ‘extra’ refrigerator we had in the basement. The handle of the fridge had broken somewhere in my pre-history. The handle on the chisel was clear yellow plastic. The plastic broke some years ago when I was using the chisel to do chisel stuff. Surprise! It lived for some time in one of my tool boxes, handleless...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #9: Tiny file with Cheap-A handle

01-04-2017 11:31 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

In one of the videos I watched on bow re-hairing, it was sugested that a tiny rat tail file would come in handy. I happen to have a double set of tiny files, so I thought I’d put a handle on the one I apparently need. I took one of the easily discarded wooden handles from a used foam brush and drilled out the plastic tang that remained in the handle. Then I fit a copper ferrule on it and glued in the file. (The hole was just a bit loose for the file tang.) I did a bit of sanding...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #3: Tiny chisel/scraper

01-03-2017 01:49 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

Even though this is technically a chisel, it is used principally as a scraper to get hardened glue out of the small wells in a violin bow where the ends of the hair hank are anchored. I fashioned the blade of this chisel from the Phillips screw driver ‘blade’ of an old, low quality pocket knife. It was not a genuine Swiss Army knife, but a bad, cheap knockoff. The blades loosened up after a few years and the knife lived in my tool box for ‘just in case’. I general...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #2: I can handle this file!

01-03-2017 12:26 AM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

One of the tools I’m going to need for my (hopefully) career in instrument repair is a common file. Judging by the photos of appropriate tools I’ve found on the internet, this one should work well. It was a spare I had, possibly one I got from my dad’s estate. I cleaned it up and decided to put a handle on it. I grabbed a scrap of walnut and cut it to appropriate length. Then I drilled a hole in one end to accept the tang of the file. Then I drove the file into t...

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Woodturning Projects #1: Woodturning Handle | An Alternative Approach

09-02-2016 03:15 PM by Scott Seganti | 0 comments »

A great way to save a few dollars on your next turning tool purchase is to buy your tools un-handled and make your own. I came up with a design that works really well. It includes set screws which allow you to remove the tool from the handle if needed. https://youtu.be/jpzoXaAUR_o

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Dread Knot Woodshop #5: Make Lathe Tool Handles

02-01-2016 09:02 PM by Darryl Jones | 4 comments »

In this installment of Dread Knot Woodshop, we make longer handles for some old Craftsman lathe chisels on the lathe. https://youtu.be/lcr6bpbVtSw

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Dave's Workshop #14: T-Wrench Handle

01-25-2016 01:31 AM by Dave Rutan | 7 comments »

“Necessity is the mother of invention” as the old saw goes. When I was researching the scroll saw that I got, I found that the special T-wrench was missing. So I looked it up and found that it is metric and 3.5mm. 3.5mm is not really a standard size as I found. They aren’t included in sets of hex wrenches and to buy a T-wrench of that kind would cost more than I’m willing to spend. Then I just looked online for a normal Allen key that was 3.5mm and found that...

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The eBay Chisel- Turning a Handle

01-24-2016 06:46 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

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