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Shop Journal #2: Shop Update: Box Making tools and a little Turning

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Blog entry by Brian Havens posted 05-02-2011 08:45 PM 3499 reads 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Shop Safety Outside of the Shop. Part 2 of Shop Journal series Part 3: Groovy Grooving Planes »

A video update of what I have been working on in the shop lately. Enjoy.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com



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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 05-02-2011 11:30 PM

Always enjoy your videos Brian, please keep us posted on the grooving plane. I really like that long plane, need to make one similar.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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branch

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 12:25 AM

HI BRIAN great video enjoyed it
you could be my twin brother we look a lot alike
you just look 10 years or more younger than me
branch

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alfred222

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 03:45 AM

Thanks for the idea and the great how to.

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bigike

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 04:54 AM

great vid very informative, I think I asked before but where do you get your tool metal from and what kind is it? You know how they have like different types of metals eg. (t6039 aluminum) or do you just look for tool steal.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 12:48 PM

Cool video Brian. I will have to follow your lead on some shop built tools. I ran into the same exact issue needing a 1/8th chisel. I still remember me cringing at the price of my Two Cherries when I ordered it…lol.

Keep the great videos coming….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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MNWOODWORKER

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#6 posted 05-03-2011 03:03 PM

As always I enjoyed your video and really hope you do another on tool making like you were thinking.
Nate

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Brian Havens

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#7 posted 05-03-2011 07:16 PM

Thanks all. I do like making the videos.

timbo: I did figure out the problem with the grooving. The 1/8” tool bit (the same bit I used for the chisel) was too smooth, and the plane bed and the wedge simple could not get a grip on it. I scuffed the top and bottom of the bit with cross scratches, and now it stays set. Although this plane is more or less functioning, I am thinking of calling it a prototype since it got kind of mangled during experimentation. It needs to be a little taller in order to make it more comfortable as well as a couple of other tweaks.

I did discover another issue by the way. For some reason I thought that I would be abled to do stopped dados/grooves with this, but that ain’t gonna fly. That would require something without the front sole, like a chisel plane. Doh!

branch: A little uncanny. I do have a smidgen if Irish in my blood. LOL

bigike: I get most of my bits here:

http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?PMPAGE=186&PARTPG=INLMK3&PMITEM=383-7015

I use the M-2 HSS. They have Cobalt bits too, but since HSS works fine and the Cobalt is more expensive, I stick to the M-2 HSS. I did buy some longer 3/8” and 1/2” HSS round bits from a site called “pixie rod” or something like that, but I can no longer find the site. On the other hand, I am finding for spindle turning, really long tool bits are more of a fashion statement than useful.

The part number for the 1/8” square chisel is 383-5308; The part number for the 1/4” round skew is 383-7015.

Maveric777: Yeah, even the Marples for $27 felt painful to me. The one I made cost about $1.40, and took me about 20 minutes to make

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com

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