Few homebrewed tools

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Project by Bertha posted 01-13-2011 11:33 PM 2217 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a few homebrewed tools. Purpleheart/curly maple mallet, paduak/cocobolo mallet, ash/curly maple mallet (my trust primary mallet), walnut turned mallet, and cocobolo/paduak spoke-shave-styled mini-scraper.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 12:51 AM

Some nice work.. Especialy like the ‘shave, scraper one.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 12:53 AM

You can never have too many bug squashers! I really like the wood choices for the first two.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 01:26 AM

very nice work

-- Gritty Roots i can build anything as long as i have 2 things the internet and my father-in-law

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 01:40 AM

Nice work. I like the scraper the best as well – I’ve got a thing for shaves.

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 02:13 AM

AAAAHH….homebrewed are great


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#6 posted 01-14-2011 11:40 AM

Beautiful work, I especially think the hand scraper are a beauty.
Best thoughts,

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

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#7 posted 01-14-2011 03:14 PM

Thanks for all the comments, gentlemen. You can see by the scraper’s handles that it’s a well-used tool. The blade is a taken-down saw blade. Not my favoirite use, but I use it often to scrape labels off shop merchandise. Why must they do that?!...slather super-adhesive labels all over less expensive tools. I built the Asian’ish mallet to tap wooden bodied planes but the purpleheart head proved too heavy for the gentle work required. It has been relegated to bug squashing!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 09-08-2011 08:00 PM

Home built—- those are the best kind. Made in the USA, too
I have a mallet for my small lathe that is almost identical shape to your walnut one. I think I had cherry and made it out that…..........Jim

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

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