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Project by Davesfunwoodworking posted 10-18-2007 03:53 AM 2162 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 10-18-2007 04:06 AM

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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#2 posted 10-18-2007 04:07 AM

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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#3 posted 10-18-2007 04:12 AM

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

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 10-18-2007 04:26 AM

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 10-18-2007 04:27 AM

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 10-18-2007 06:48 AM

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

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#7 posted 10-18-2007 08:11 AM

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 10-23-2007 10:25 PM

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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#9 posted 04-06-2008 02:01 AM

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 07-27-2008 06:01 AM

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

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#11 posted 08-21-2008 03:36 PM

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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#12 posted 04-18-2009 11:59 PM

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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#13 posted 04-10-2010 05:15 PM

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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