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Project by Brit posted 04-05-2017 07:49 PM 1848 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making a handle for my TWCA Cam, I thought I’d better protect the cutting edge before it gets dinged so I sketched out a number of designs and this was the one I chose to take forward.

It is made from an offcut of sapele with a little bit of beech for the toggle. I drew out my design on two faces of the sapele and used my 3/4” pig sticker to chop the mortise. It was a bit different to a standard mortise because as you can see it has a rounded bottom (don’t we all). Then I sawed out the basic shape and used my rasps and carving knife to refine it further. Next I whittled the beech toggle, sanded everything to P240 and drilled two counter-bored holes in the cover and one in the toggle. The finish is one coat of BLO and one coat of Briwax. Some knotted 3mm elastic secures the toggle to the cover. The photos show how the toggle holds the elastic in tension thus securing the stem of the iron in the slot. In use it is very secure and affords a good deal of protection.

Thanks for looking.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."





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jim65

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#1 posted 04-05-2017 08:19 PM

looks great!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 04-05-2017 08:57 PM

That’s a work of art in itself! Wow Andy, nice job!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 04-05-2017 09:32 PM

Wow, ingenious Andy and beautiful to boot. Next up, a custom cover for all of your carving tools?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#4 posted 04-05-2017 10:10 PM

+ 1 to Smitty and Duck; artistic genius! So very clever and beautiful, the Bauhaus would be proud of you.

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 04-05-2017 11:29 PM

A work of art containing a work of art. Nicely done Andy.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 04-06-2017 12:46 AM

Yeah, that’s pretty much the best thing I’ve seen in a while. Well done.

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Brit

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#7 posted 04-06-2017 01:01 AM

Thanks fellas. It was an interesting little project. Funnily enough when I restored my 3/4” pig sticker, I never thought for one second that I’d ever actually use it. It worked well.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#8 posted 04-06-2017 01:07 AM

Fine work on that cover, now they are a pair.
Thats a really personal version.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Brit

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#9 posted 04-06-2017 06:46 AM

Thanks Mads. I was very tempted to buy a load of leather working tools do a bit of leathercraft, but I resisted. :o)

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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mafe

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#10 posted 04-06-2017 10:00 AM


I don’t even sew leather sheaths anymore, have become so happy for the simple wrapping, that I use that now.
It is fast in use and takes a second to make.
Just a long piece of leather or inner tube from a car or bicycle, cut in app 2 cm one end down to a mm in the other end. Put your finger under in the last wrap and stick the end through.
But yours are more personal and also gives a chance to do some woodworking. ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Brit

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#11 posted 04-06-2017 11:08 AM

Nothing wrong with that Mads. That’s a lovely array of knives you have there.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 04-06-2017 11:46 AM

That fine tool deserves to be protected. Nice work and congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 04-06-2017 02:15 PM

Nice to see your still working the Sapele Andy! beautiful work and like the innovative toggle latch.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Brit

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#14 posted 04-06-2017 02:21 PM

The scraps are getting smaller with every project Mauricio, so the next project has to be smaller than the previous one. :o)

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#15 posted 04-06-2017 03:20 PM

That is nice work!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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