|Project by doubleDD||posted 11-16-2016 09:38 PM||1108 views||1 time favorited||23 comments|
I decided to make my own texturing tool. I own a Wagner texturing tool but this one will be more versatile.
Pic 2. Using a 4’’ cutting wheel I cut the slot in a piece of 1/2’’ square 0-1 steel. Then proceeded to cut a 1/4’’ hole at the end for the steel rod for the post to fit into. Pic 4 shows a variety of different wheels that can be used. In this case I have a few different gears and a lot of these star like washers from a flooring tool when I was in the trade.
I sharpened one of the star washers to give it a finer look as you can see in pic 3. You can also see the Chicago post and screws that will hold the wheel on. I purchased that at Ace hardware for $1.72 for two sets.
The last 2 pics show a few different textured designs you can do. Depending on how you hold the tool, either straight or on a angle will change the design. I need to practice more to get the feeling of it as I did with the Wagner tool.
Almost any old gear looking wheel will work, just need to make the hole fit over the shaft. With the 2 screws it’s easy to change them out.
The handle is 10’’ long and 1 5/8’’ in dia. 16’’ total length and very stout. Made out of Maple. Finished with poly.
Thanks for looking
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.