While we’re on the subject of knives, this one, while it is a knife, will principally be used as a scraper in tight spaces. The blade began life as the awl in the cheap pocket knife that I mentioned a few posts ago. The handle is a scrap of white oak from the hardwood scrap drawer. (I have a hardwood scrap box as well.) The knife was finished with boiled linseed oil. Check out the other luthier tools I’ve made here:[link] Enjoy a few more pictures:
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...
Card scrapers from sawblademake your own Sometimes we need sizes that you cant buy, like here when I was making some spoons.Also this is a chance to recycle an old saw blade and most of all to make some tools. ;-) I had this saw blade in a scrap box for quite some time, not the ideal blade since the steel are quite hard, so an old saw would be better, the type of saw you can hand sharpen, but this did fine and was quite thin so it gives a good flex on the small scrapers. First step w...
hello all.. Now, having got the parts of the basic structure ready I wanted to get this glued up solid before fitting the parts that form the drawer pocket so I needed to get the legs shaped. Apart from the use of the Cocobolo panels the legs were the only other part I was fairly certain of once I knew this would be a table. I had seen some legs I liked and which seemed like they would fit here. I had a photo of the piece that sported those legs and imported it into sketchup. I used th...
I used 1/16” x 1/4” ABS cream color bought from LMI. The 1/4” is just high enough to cover the crown on the ends. This stuff planes and scrapes very well so it was easy to plane it down to the board level without stressing the bond joint. I began by cutting the fretboard to size. This meant cutting it off flush where the nut goes and cutting it about 3/8” past the highest fret (#22). A gents saw worked very well for this. The edges of the board were planed ...
Objective This boat is going to get wet and stay wet for days at a time. I plan to seal the interior with epoxy to give it at least some protection from the elements. My main concern was with the plywood. That is sealed well with the fiberglass cloth. The keel, gunnels, and ribs will be sealed by caulking the seams where they meet the plywood with thickened epoxy and coating the rest with unthickened epoxy. Caulking I imagine a builder could use silicone caulk to seal the joints,...
I posted a while back in the forums about card scraping. Mainly my interest was driven by the reduction/elimination of sanding from my finishing routine. I bought some card scrapers and a burnisher from Woodcraft, set about sharpening them/creating a burr via several different methods, and met with lots of mixed results. Well, finally I have had some success! Let me thank all of the LJs who responded to my thread and put me on to some very good YouTube videos of different techniques. The...
I found tiny wire bristles on my barbecue from the wire cleaning brush. I have read reports of people rushed to the hospital because these bristles get into the food and are consumed.I saw a very nice L-shaped one on WWGOA using finger joints, but I decided to make mine out of a single piece. You can see my video here. Please let me know what you think. ThanksPaul
I wanted to replace the missing handle on my Stanley scraper plane. The project should be a simple turning task if I only know what the key dimensions are. I gave up searching on the net after months of Google without success. Fortunately I was able to get my hands on several examples of the handle. I believe that the handles were hand turned, each one has some minor variance. Attached is a drawing of handle with dimensions for Lumberjocks’ future reference. Hopefully, it will sav...
My mother is set to semi retire at the end of this month and requested assistance removing some items from her home in order to increase her ability to change locations more effectively. Happy to assist and believed most of the items could be sold for an amount greater than the UHaul expense but was unfortunately incorrect on this. Have began pulling them apart for their pieces and generally been fairly pleased… Working on a commissioned toy box and have found adequate Red Oak mat...
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