I can handle this... (Thank you Napoleon).

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I can handle this…
Thank you Napoleon.

Ok do not worry, I will not make any more of these HEX handle post’s!
I promise this is the last for now..

I just want to show this to Napoleon, to show him that his gift for me is getting good use (he was so kind to give me a handfull of these hex teak things).
And yes to say: ’Thank you Napoleon.

A bit holder for a hand countersink.
A Japan cutter / chisel.
A keyhole saw.

All of them are changeable, so the use is up to the imagination and need.

As you can see it was a easy job, just rounding the end, turning a grove for the ferule, and a little glue and polish of – oh yea and a little wax from my grease box.

Hope you all may have a wonderful December,

Best thoughts,

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

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#1 posted 12-15-2010 03:07 PM

you are just super mads

fixing the world

one tool at a time

when you run out
i’ll send you mine lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-15-2010 03:08 PM

I also made some of these yesterday on the lathe, but this will be for a later post, still too much work on that project to post it…

But pehaps I’ll make a extra for the little countersink, think the hex design don’t fit for that, I’m sure Swirt will agree. ;O(!)


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

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#3 posted 12-15-2010 03:09 PM

These are wonderful, they have such a professional look to them. Congrats.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 12-15-2010 03:12 PM

Yes with patience, at the end there will be beauty every where in my workshop to be seen, and it will be a extra pleasure to work with those tools.

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

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#5 posted 12-15-2010 03:13 PM

Mafe, nice job! Hope all is well with you friend. I really like the counter sink & the saw, very nice. That is something I have not yet explored, turning that is. Been busy with ohter peoples requests that I havent started the adirondak chairs with the wood I bought a few month ago.

Have a great Christmas or Holiday depending how you celebrate it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-15-2010 03:16 PM

These are great, Mads. You’re always creating – I don’t reckon it will ever end. :)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 12-15-2010 03:26 PM

you have tooo much fun in the shop when you shuold be stressing in the Chrismas-shopping traffick
like the rest of us ,and donĀ“t tell you did it before your little rendezvu with the caribien pirates

but Dang they look good


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#8 posted 12-15-2010 03:47 PM

Those handles look great. The interchangeable Exacto inserts make them excellent carving knives etc. I use mine all the time..
Good job!

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#9 posted 12-15-2010 04:27 PM

I like them. I’m a big fan of the octagon… and I think it would be great for the countersink where you need a bit of torque. Though I like that round one you made too….I’d probably use a scraper to put 4 small flats on the back end and it would be great for the countersink. :)

The only part you left out of your explanation was how you drilled the holes in the handles for the tool part.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 12-15-2010 04:28 PM

Nice work. Sure to be a real pleasure and satisfying for you every time you pick them up.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 12-15-2010 06:22 PM

You have a wonderful imagination and I like the way it always seems to turn out good looking projects that
are useful. The nice part about it is that you can have fun and still claim to be working. Thank you for
sharing your fun with the rest of us.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 12-15-2010 11:18 PM

Those are some handy hex handle tools. The shape will stay tight in your hand, too.

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

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#13 posted 12-16-2010 02:29 AM

Hi guys,
Jim, yes theyt are acually extremely nice to hold, and suply a good grip, even they are not too thick.
Gus, thank you so much for your kind words I’ truely touched. And yes I do have plenty of fun in the workshop, it brings light in my life.
Skylark53, yes they will make me smile, no daoubt.
Swirt, I do not get it – the cardscarper thing to make flats… The holes I simply drilled in my drill press, using the center hole from the lathe, and working my way up in drill size not to get too much offset.
David, I have seen your beautiful carving knifes, so I trust you on this, and one day I will make some more artistic versions perhaps.
Dennis, I have no stress yet over christmas even I did not buy any gifts yet. And I even decorated my apartment, and put some little goblins arround here.
helluvawreck, I cant imagine that eighter! Smile.
Ken, turning is very giving, also new to me, but I enjoy more and more that you work the wood so freely. I hope also one day to build me a set of adirondak chairs, I loved these since I was a boy and could see them in American movies. This year my daughter have asked if we could have christmas alone, just her and me, and I look soo much forward, we will cook and have a nice evening quiet and just enjoying the moment.
Thomas, a shame we did not manage that beer or perhaps espresso in Paris last, but I’m back in the new year.
Thank you to all for the nice and giving comments,
hope you may all have a wonderful christ-ma(d)s,

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

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#14 posted 12-16-2010 07:42 AM

I like those handles!

Great job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#15 posted 12-16-2010 09:04 AM

Fantastic handles Mads, I have a huge appreciation for your love of restoring these tools :)

One question, what is that keyhole saw? It looks as if it can be changed out, much like an x-acto blade. Is that what the knurled metal sleeve is for? Where do you find such a thing? It seems like they would be really useful.

-- Dale, Oregon

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