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Binding lever…
Or Mads acually listens to Mike once…

Here it is my binding lever:


Here it is, not oiled and waxed yet, but shaped.


And here are a PDF you can doenload to print the design.


Hope the PDF can be useful.

And Mike thanks for the ancient bucket project blog.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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



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stefang

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#1 posted 1173 days ago

Excellent work Mads. Now you are ready to start your bucket! But please read today’s blog first, so I can tell you about my triumphs and failures.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Sodabowski

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#2 posted 1173 days ago

:)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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swirt

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#3 posted 1173 days ago

And what wood works best for a bottle opener …err ... I mean binding lever of this style? ;)

I have no idea what kind of force a binding lever needs to exert but I have a feeling it has to be significant or the handle wouldn’t be so long. This assumption leads me to wonder weather that little claw will have enough strength for the job given the orientation of the grain.
I think it may fail here

Orienting the grain differently may help, but as I see it, it will just move the plane of weakness farther along that curve. Laminations with varying grain would solve the issue, but that is probably not historically accurate.
Another option that may fit with history might be something like this

A hole drilled at the crotch of the tooth and maybe a longer nose on it??

Did your drawing and plan come from old tools still in existence, if so I wonder if time taught them a grain orientation that was superior.
This is very cool. I like this project you and Mike are sharing here. :)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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mafe

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#4 posted 1173 days ago

Hi Swirt,
As usually you are using your eyes, and are full of constructive ideas. Thank you.
I have been thinking exactly the same after I made it… After!
So I was thinking to give it a brass rivet through the head and a washer on each side, in this way I can hold it together across the grain and use the metals strenghts.
What do you say to this?
Ofcourse I could have used stronger wood, like beech or so, but this was what I had, and used the same for the knife.
Mike, I did read and comment. Thank you.
Thomas, I smile.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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mafe

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#5 posted 1173 days ago

Like this!

But Since I don’t know yet the ammount of preassure I will wait for the time where it will be used.

Smiles,
Mads

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

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mafe

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#6 posted 1173 days ago

I belive this is the original drawing…
Not that this helps the grain situation at all!

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

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swirt

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#7 posted 1173 days ago

Mafe I prefer to call them nagging thoughts rather than constructive ideas. They nag at me more than they construct. I have found that if I pass the nagging thoughts on, then I don’t have to have them nag at me anymore LOL

I think the brass bolt would solve the problem (that doesn’t exist yet) just fine. I think with the brass in place it would definitely improve its performance as a beer bottle opener too ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 1173 days ago

great Mads one tool multi purpose , the swissknife havenĀ“t been around for nothing ….LOL

take care
Dennis

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