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Project by JuniorJoiner posted 01-05-2010 04:10 AM 5009 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here are pics of some tools made at inside passage school over the past few months. not all were made by me, and some I have made are on others benches, as it seems usual for us to make tools to give to others.
having the ability to make custom planes or tools for the job at hand is some of the first skills taught at this school.

the diagonal sticks in the last pic are great for checking square and i have made a few different sizes.
the few pieces of cocobolo and rosewood I brought with me to school seem to be finding good service as tools and planes.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 05:08 AM

Good job, what is the 3rd picture?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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JuniorJoiner

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 05:11 AM

it is a shop made bevel gauge. african blackwood and a brass screw.
sometimes a really small one is needed.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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Tim Dahn

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 01:50 PM

Looks like a nice set of tools, and hand made! Where did you get the blades? specifically the plane blades, they look so thick. Sounds like a great school, the knowledge to make tools is something you will use often.

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

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 12:39 AM

nice set of tools
great job one them

Dennis

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JuniorJoiner

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 05:44 AM

the plane blades are hock Irons, great blades once you get them lapped properly and sharpened. O1 steel.

The chisels are O1 steel, Starrett sells it in lengths. just cut and shape it for your needs, then heat treat it.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#6 posted 02-05-2010 12:48 AM

Nice work man :)

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#7 posted 02-05-2010 12:50 AM

They all look great.

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#8 posted 08-21-2010 01:08 PM

The self made tools are very nicely done. You have a lot of skill.

-- 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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#9 posted 03-23-2012 04:12 AM

That Cocobolo looks somewhat familiar, but I can’t seem to place it…..

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