|Project by NikBrown||posted 02-27-2010 12:53 AM||1903 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
So I’ve had this #7 that I got with a broken tote. I glued it back together with titebond and it snapped a couple of uses later. I cleaned out the glue and tried gorilla glue… Broke again….
I’ve been using it for 6months with a broken tote, so I made one last attempt to glue it back together and while applying clamping pressure I managed to break it in an additional spot.
Finally I decided to try my hand at making my own. It wasn’t near as bad as I though it was going to be.
I’ve never used rasps before so this was a learning process. I was shocked at how fast they work!!!
Yea I know… I used power tools in the construction of a hand tool…. but I needed a good first project for my new Christmas present Jigsaw…. and I hate braces!!!
Certainly not perfect, in fact it already looks old due to some dents and dings of mistakes with the rasp, and the fit isn’t quite perfect.
But I’m happy with the first attempt and I finally have my jointer back. Finished with BLO, Shellac, and paste wax. Took about 2.5 hours of work.
Now I just need to make 3 more for the #6, #3, & #4 1/2 I have sitting around and never used because they dont have totes.
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