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These are some hand tools I made. There is a plane, bevel gauges, square, marking gauge and a dead blow hammer. All of them are made from purple heart and brass. The hammer is oak and purple heart.

-- Davesfunwoodworking





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mot

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#1 posted 2476 days ago

Beautiful stuff! Thanks for sharing this stuff. How about some construction details?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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WayneC

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#2 posted 2476 days ago

Very nice. What did you use for the blade in the plane?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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lclashley

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#3 posted 2476 days ago

Very nice. I see you’re a fan of purple heart.

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2476 days ago

Reallly nice. Purple heart is really pretty but oh so hard. They should last forever and look good doing it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#5 posted 2476 days ago

All the blades are out of small bench planes or are some that I ground down out of old irons

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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Dorje

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#6 posted 2476 days ago

That’s a great set! Did you have plans for these tools or use models of tools that you already had?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Davesfunwoodworking

272 posts in 2477 days


#7 posted 2476 days ago

Yes, for some of them. Wood magazine had a tool evrey 2 months for awhile The hand plane and the square are my own. Thanks for asking.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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Karson

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#8 posted 2471 days ago

Great looking tools. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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grovemadman

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#9 posted 2305 days ago

Nice workmanship, nothing beats a great tool especially when you make them yourself!

-- --Chuck

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Michael Brailsford

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#10 posted 2193 days ago

I think the purple heart is the perfect wood for this kind of tool. Beautiful work.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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SteveKorz

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#11 posted 2168 days ago

Nicely done. I like that big white oak stripe in the hammer… very creative.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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roadrunner0925

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#12 posted 1927 days ago

if youre willing, id like to know how you attached the blade to the handle on the machinest square. thx, wme

-- wm, brandon,ms

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bigike

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#13 posted 1571 days ago

very nice work, i’d like to know how you glued the brass to the wood?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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