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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-13-2015 06:16 PM 1456 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two smaller size grooving tools that I might need for a future project. One is .125” and the other one is .075” One handle is maple burl and the other one is madrone, that branch shown in the third photo is from the madrone woods where we were picking up limbs.The bark gave it away. The handles are 5 1/2” long and the shafts are 5” long with 3/16” lathe tool bits welded in the end and then ground to width. They are relieved on the sides so they don’t bind when cutting grooves.

They are finished with EEE and Shine Juice per Captain Eddie’s formula.

The last shot shows the full set with the handle on the third one made from Pistachio.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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#1 posted 06-13-2015 07:41 PM

They look groovy Jim. Very handy for some finer detail. How did you like the shine juice? Does it seem like it’s a durable finish?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 06-13-2015 07:51 PM

I guess those are for Turning?

If you wanted to use them on flat boards, I guess you could make a carrier with adjustable depth controls… yes?

Look like COOL little tools…

I thought you used wire, etc. while turning… but, maybe they are for the Burning effect(?)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 06-13-2015 07:53 PM

Great looking tools. You can’t beat home made tools. I really like the shape of the handles, they look very comfortable. I am a lover of Cap’n Eddie’s shine juice. I’ve learned a lot from his videos. He seems to be recovering nicely and I hope he will be making new vids. soon. Looking forward to the projects you produce with your new tools.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#4 posted 06-13-2015 08:19 PM

Nice sturdy looking tools there Jim, what sort of did you use for the main shaft, & are the tips brazed in or arc welded?. Real nice purpose made tools Mate
Cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 06-13-2015 09:31 PM

nice work Jim.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 06-13-2015 11:43 PM

Thanks Dave, Joe, Jeff, Pete and Rick!

Hi Dave. I really like the Shine Juice!!
I used the fishing leader wire for burning the grooves in this last handle and it works super.

Hi Joe.These tools are for making these : http://lumberjocks.com/projects/159762

Hi Pete. I used 7/16” square steel for the shank. I turned one end to 7/16 round to fit the handle and then I milled a 3/16 groove in the bottom side and arc welded the bit in with Stainless Steel stick welding rod in 3 places. I like that grooving work!!

Hi Rick. I have your wood loaded for delivery tomorrow!! LOTS of pen blanks!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 06-14-2015 02:00 AM

Nice looking tools Jim.
It’s great to be able to make your own “special” tools.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 06-14-2015 02:03 AM

Thanks, good to hear Jim. Can’t wait to use the leader wire, been a little busy with the yard. I just mixed up a pint of shine juice to use on a future project.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 06-14-2015 04:07 AM

Nice job Jim !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#10 posted 06-14-2015 07:54 AM

I like the shape of those handles Jim and the Capt. Eddie finish looks great too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 06-14-2015 12:05 PM

Thanks Bob,Dave, Eric and Mike!

Have a great weekend, Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 06-14-2015 12:21 PM

Beautiful tools Jim, got to love these.
You do know how to bring the best out of any piece of wood.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#13 posted 06-14-2015 03:05 PM

Thanks Mads. I uses what is currently on the work bench or near by. I just love that maple burl. It polishes up better than most wood.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 06-14-2015 04:48 PM

Those are groovy Jim :)

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#15 posted 06-14-2015 05:06 PM

That’s a great set of tools that you made there, Jim. You’ve got more tricks up your sleeves than carter’s got oats…........................ and that’s a fact.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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