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Project by doubleDD posted 11-16-2016 09:38 PM 985 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 11-16-2016 10:15 PM

I’m not a lathe man but I love this tool. You did a great job of designing this. I like that you can switch out a variety of wheels to use. Great job and one more tool for the shop!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 11-16-2016 10:16 PM

COOL!

Look like Spurs… LOL

Good idea!!

-- 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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luv2learn

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#3 posted 11-16-2016 10:40 PM

Nicely done Dave. Way to re-purpose the different wheels.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-16-2016 11:19 PM

Very good design, Dave. I have a leather texturing tool and was wondering how it would work on wood. I also have one of those Wagner tools and it kind of knurls the wood.

Cheers, Jim

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

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Jerry

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#5 posted 11-17-2016 12:31 AM

Really great fabrication!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 11-17-2016 01:17 AM

That is how new inventions come about!

I also like the handle you turned!

-- just rjR

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#7 posted 11-17-2016 01:26 AM

That is one slick tool you made Dave! Great idea… nice job!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 11-17-2016 01:44 AM

Thanks jay. This tool will be a great asset to the turning tool arsenal with its ability to change wheels out.

Joe, it does look like spurs, never thought of that. Depending on how you hold that one you can do some damage with it applying it to the wood.

Thanks Lee. I’ll have to look later for more wheels I can use.

Jim, that’s what is great about this one, you can have a variety of style wheels to put on it. And you know it’s always cool to make a turning tool.

Thanks Jerry. It’s an easy build too.

Ralbuck thanks. Don’t know about new inventions but there’s always room for improvements.

Thanks Tony. I have a bunch of those (as Joe calls them spurs) Spur wheels and they needed a home.

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

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John

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#9 posted 11-17-2016 02:54 AM

Looks good Dave. I’ll be watching for some projects you’ve used it on.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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majuvla

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#10 posted 11-17-2016 06:51 AM

Looks just fine. Nothing gives pleasure more than making it’s own tools.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BobWemm

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#11 posted 11-17-2016 06:56 AM

Real nice job Dave, I have one similar which I don’t use often enough.
Thanks for the encouragement, and thanks for sharing the idea.

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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Tooch

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#12 posted 11-17-2016 11:51 AM

Very nicely done, Dave. You should get lots of use/enjoyment out of that tool for years to come!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 11-17-2016 03:11 PM

Thanks John. I will be using it soon on projects.

Thanks Ivan. You are right, it’s fun to make your own tools.

Thanks Bob. In my case, I will forget to use it.

Thanks Tooch. It appears to be solid enough to outlast me. We’ll see.

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

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kiefer

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#14 posted 11-17-2016 03:51 PM

That tool should open a whole lot of interesting ornamentation possibility’s for you,
Great looking shop made tool .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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hoss12992

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#15 posted 11-17-2016 09:05 PM

That is awesome. Great job buddy

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