Dovetail chisels DIY (new kids on the 'blog') post

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Dovetail chisels DIY (new kids on the ‘blog’) post
or actually just an update on an old song…

Ok it’s not about music, just a vintage architect sharing his passion for wood and tools.

New kids on the block:
Ok bad humor, but I just remembered those guys, and what the heck if they can give new life to a band like take that then all is possible (or perhaps we can really see not all is possible)...

So back to the subject:
Last time it was all about the skewed, fishtail and left, right dovetail versions. So I was all up on the beat, but missed some basic tunes, simple tunes like marking and paring.
So I just updated my set:

1. All you need is love...
2. Updated Exacto, and a very thin fishtail for details – this means keyhole saw, cutting and marking.
3. Two old wonderful English cabinetmakers chisels, an Exacto knife and some fresh turned handles.
4. Burning down the house. Press here: (Classic).
5. Exacto humiliation.
6. Fitting the pieces.

Here you find the original post: and a link for the last blog.
(I might be more of a toolmaker than a woodworker, but I sure have fun, and what is better than to use tools you have made or restored).

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 03-06-2011 04:20 AM

Great handles! Love that shape. Tools are the most fun thing to make, by far!

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#2 posted 03-06-2011 04:21 AM

Very nice. One of the best parts of being a woodworker is making the tools that you can use on other projects. It just adds a greater sense of bride to what ever you make. :)

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#3 posted 03-06-2011 04:24 AM

well done mads

you sure bring joy
to the work you do

and an inspiration for us all
to upgrade our own tools

-- 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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#4 posted 03-06-2011 04:27 AM

Gears are SO turning.


-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#5 posted 03-06-2011 04:53 AM

You my friend are the king of tinker, so innovative and inspirational in your work of hand tools. Thanks for posting all your wears…BC

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#6 posted 03-06-2011 04:56 AM

now that is a great set, very nice work.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 03-06-2011 05:13 AM

I especially like the exacto multi-tool. What an improvement and such a nice wooden handle!
and wow, it’s all a matching set now..

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#8 posted 03-06-2011 05:24 AM

Mads the mad tool maker!

They look great. My favorite is the malet.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 03-06-2011 05:29 AM

Nice work, my friend!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 03-06-2011 06:28 AM

That is one beautiful tool kit you’ve developed there.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 03-06-2011 08:05 AM

8—O now thats a very nice set you got there now Mads
thankĀ“s for sharing it :-)

take care

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#12 posted 03-06-2011 12:02 PM

Nice Set

-- 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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#13 posted 03-06-2011 12:59 PM

Nice work on the lathe my friend.

I must have a lathe and its not open for debat!

Well done my friend and thanks for wonderfull day/night in your kitchen and workshop :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#14 posted 03-06-2011 01:13 PM

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#15 posted 03-06-2011 01:32 PM

beautiful handles

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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