Some of the tools the I have made.

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Project by zwwizard posted 12-02-2010 09:09 PM 1938 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The planes are made with,
The one on right is Maple and Brazilian Cherry
The left one is Purple heart.
Second picture is two scrapers, one maple and the other yew. Blades are regular scraper blades cut in two.
The third pic is a chisel plane made from Myrtle wood
The last pic is some scratch stocks, one made from Maple and the other is Purple heart.
All the Irons I made are 0-1 steel.

Some times its more fun making tools that using them.

-- Richard

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#1 posted 12-02-2010 09:16 PM

looking real great
hope they will serve you well
thankĀ“s for sharing them


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#2 posted 12-02-2010 09:16 PM

There ain’t nothin short about those tools. I’d say that’s pretty good tool makin.

-- 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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#3 posted 12-02-2010 09:32 PM

Great planes. But I REALLY like the curly walnut they are sittin’ on.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#4 posted 12-02-2010 09:36 PM

Sorry, that’s not curly walnut, care to guess again. hehehe

-- Richard

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#5 posted 12-02-2010 09:38 PM


-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 12-02-2010 10:00 PM

Nice tools, love the simplicity of the chisel plane, the other planes are great to.

But you should not have them on that slab, one just can’t take your eyes of it. :P

-- Jani, a Neanderthal woodworker in Sweden.

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#7 posted 12-02-2010 10:12 PM

Those are some great looking tools. I’m also with Ken, that slab they’re on is gorgeous. What is it?

-- Matt -

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#8 posted 12-02-2010 10:45 PM

Ohhh yes Richard, making tools can be a bad good habbit…
They ar beautiful, I especially love your scratch stocks.
Best thoughts,

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

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#9 posted 12-02-2010 10:46 PM

Great job – thanks for sharing.

I just made my first plane and I am inspired to make more of my own tools. In fact, I just got the iron for a shoulder plane I will make next, but that will not be the end of it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#10 posted 12-02-2010 10:53 PM

Would love to know what the Slab IS also !!!

Superb looking tools also !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#11 posted 12-02-2010 10:54 PM


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 12-02-2010 11:17 PM


-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#13 posted 12-02-2010 11:24 PM

Beautiful tools, I too believe the slab to be redwood.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#14 posted 12-02-2010 11:58 PM

whatever it is it’s gorgeous! Where can i get some!?

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#15 posted 12-03-2010 12:33 AM

crank49 got it, Redwood it is. got it about 25 years ago. Don’t know where now. It has been resawed and is waiting to get made in to a couple of Ukes.

-- Richard

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