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Project by parkerdude posted 1520 days ago 4652 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I continue to be fascinated with shop made tools. This OWT (old woman’s tooth) was inspired by the work of Derek Cohen from Perth Australia. I’m getting interested in making boxes and embellishing them, inlays are in the future.

This is really the second one, the first one fell to the mistake of which side was the top. This second attempt was a lot quicker than the first, only taking about and hour.

It’s funny, I can’t find a source of individual allen wrenches to make the cutter, in these parts they are sold as sets with handles attached.

I need to refine the cutter and make a couple of more in different sizes.

Thanks again Derek, keep on blogging, it makes for a good read!

later,

-- dust control





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1520 days ago

Looks good cool tool

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1520 days ago

beautiful tool. looks very comfortable to handle.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 1520 days ago

Looks nifty but what is it used for? I have never seen something like this before. Pray tell!

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

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OttoH

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#4 posted 1520 days ago

Nice OWT, too bad about the low availability of usable Allen Wrenches for the blades. You did a great job on adapting Derek’s design.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#5 posted 1520 days ago

nice work on this hand tool… I am guessing it is just a tool to add torque while using hex keys…

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 1520 days ago

Well done parkerdude

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 1520 days ago

What is an OWT used for? I have never see one before.
What size allen wrench do you need? I have lots of them from my days in the toolroom.
Can a piece of toos steel work as well. It seems to be a cutter for something?????

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BLagather

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#8 posted 1520 days ago

Try McMaster Carr. They sell them individually or by the set.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-hex-l-keys/=7cnly7

—Brendan Lagather

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NormG

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#9 posted 1520 days ago

Great work

-- Norman

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mafe

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#10 posted 1519 days ago

Really cool, it’s this shape we used to use in Denmark. (I have two, can send you pictures if you are intersted).

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

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JJohnston

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#11 posted 1519 days ago

Here's a link showing some different ones, and how they're used. I admit I had to look this up.

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swirt

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#12 posted 1519 days ago

Really nice looking router-plane. The more you use it, the more uses you will find for it.

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SCOTSMAN

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#13 posted 1519 days ago

Don’t you mean a grannies tooth that’s what they used to be called.If I remember correctly very nice.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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dubsaloon

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#14 posted 1314 days ago

All it takes is an Allen wrench for the cutter? I’d love to make on for myself.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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