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Project by CaptainAhab posted 07-24-2011 05:37 PM 3921 views 26 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothin’ complex here, guys….just a few of the DIY tools I have around.
1. 37” bar protractor
2. assortment of center finders
3. blind dowel centers case
4. corner spline sled
5. coffee cup dust-keeper-out-of thingy box
6. shooting block same paper size as my pneumatic

-- Dave

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#1 posted 07-24-2011 05:46 PM


I really like those center finder thingys.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-24-2011 06:14 PM

Nice Dave.

I really like the elegance of the compass bar. I always make up throw aways when I need one but that’s just a pretty tool to have around.

The second “center finder” is a lot like the jig for drawing the lines on a tapered square (mast blank) to shape it down into a tapered octagon.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 07-24-2011 06:22 PM

I like the coffe cup box the best. Keep the coffee clean and dust free…... I second the center finders. Great job on all.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#4 posted 07-24-2011 06:33 PM

Very cool tools. I am a big fan of the dust free coffee as well !!! I like DIY tools and jigs.. Well done Dave.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 07-24-2011 06:41 PM

nice additions to any shop. I like the center finder with the 1/3 and 1/4 markings on it as well.

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

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#6 posted 07-24-2011 09:00 PM

nice work, but what is the last one?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 07-25-2011 01:42 AM

Very good work congratulations.

-- Brazjuca guarapari Brasil. All worth it when the soul is not small. (Fernando Pessoa)

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#8 posted 07-25-2011 04:11 AM

topamaxsurvivor, the last one is a manual straight line sander! autobody guys use these a lot (or at least the pneumatic version) and I have learned to make use of them.

-- Dave

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#9 posted 07-25-2011 06:27 AM

BAsically a long sanding block, eh?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 07-25-2011 05:11 PM

Nice set of tools !!

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

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#11 posted 12-07-2017 10:45 PM

I love the elegance of the spline jig. Very nice looking and yet simple.

-- An open mind is apt to let anything in....or out!

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