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Project by Jerry posted 03-10-2017 07:33 PM 1353 views 8 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Oak and Brass. Uses an X-Acto knife blade to make the mark and get a good start on the knife line. The slot is large enough for a thicker blade if needed.

-- 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://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/





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Andre

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#1 posted 03-10-2017 07:49 PM

That is pretty darn nice, you do make some beautiful tools! Someday going to have to head down there and see them in person!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 03-10-2017 08:00 PM

It realy looks like from some finnest tools catalogue, good job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 03-10-2017 08:02 PM

Very nicely done. It will be useful too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Jerry

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#4 posted 03-10-2017 08:21 PM



That is pretty darn nice, you do make some beautiful tools! Someday going to have to head down there and see them in person!

- Andre


Thanks Andre, you’re welcome any time if you think you can stand the heat this far south :-)

-- 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://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#5 posted 03-10-2017 08:22 PM



It realy looks like from some finnest tools catalogue, good job!

- majuvla

Thanks very much Ivan, wonderful compliment!

-- 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://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#6 posted 03-10-2017 08:22 PM


Very nicely done. It will be useful too.

- ralbuck

Thank you Sir!

-- 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://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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RobD

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#7 posted 03-10-2017 08:23 PM

Really nice work!

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Jerry

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#8 posted 03-10-2017 08:28 PM



Really nice work!

- RobD


Thanks Rob.

-- 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://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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jayseedub

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#9 posted 03-10-2017 09:13 PM

Is the threaded bolt on the end for locking the blade in place, or how is the blade secured? I’ve been toying with making one of these, myself, and just don’t feel confident that I have a good plan for holding the blade in place…. Very nice!

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Jerry

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#10 posted 03-10-2017 10:43 PM


Is the threaded bolt on the end for locking the blade in place, or how is the blade secured? I ve been toying with making one of these, myself, and just don t feel confident that I have a good plan for holding the blade in place…. Very nice!

- jayseedub

Yes, I cut the slot for the blade with a chisel. I drilled a 13/64” hole in the end and tapped it with a 1/4 – 20 tap. Threaded wood holds surprisingly well as long as you don’t reef on it too hard. Coating the wood to be threaded with cyanoacrylate glue prior to tapping it helps strengthen it too.

-- 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://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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oldrivers

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#11 posted 03-11-2017 12:18 AM

Very nice, you did a great job!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Jerry

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#12 posted 03-11-2017 12:19 AM


Very nice, you did a great job!

- oldrivers


Thanks for that!

-- 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://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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drewpy

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#13 posted 03-11-2017 12:20 AM

Nicely done, Jerry. Looks nice and clean.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Roger

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#14 posted 03-11-2017 12:37 AM

Very nice Jerry.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#15 posted 03-11-2017 12:39 AM

Nice idea on the blade! Great marking gauge too!

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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