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Project by WilcoFlier posted 08-17-2011 at 09:17 PM 1902 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello Folks,

I use a lot of wooden planes, but i didn’t own a decent plane adjusting hammer so far. So yesterday I decided to make my own. I love making my own tools, because its fun, cheaper (a lot) and you can make them to your own specifications. I finished the hamer today, and I am very pleased by the result.

-- www.hobbyhoutbewerking.nl





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Bertha

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#1 posted 08-17-2011 at 09:18 PM

It’s exceptionally beautiful. I wish you had some closer-up pictures. I love the fat handle swell and I’m curious how you milled the head. Nice job.

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

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WilcoFlier

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#2 posted 08-17-2011 at 09:22 PM

Hello Bertha,

Thanks for your compliment.

Take a look here: http://woodworking.nl/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3957

There you can download a (dutch) tutorial, but also with a lot of pictures who explain the making proces.

Click under: bijlagen → Het maken van een kleine messing hamer.pdf

-- www.hobbyhoutbewerking.nl

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DaddyZ

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#3 posted 08-17-2011 at 11:25 PM

Very Nice !!!

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

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Brit

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#4 posted 08-18-2011 at 12:01 AM

Wonderful job! One of these has been on my to do list for some time, so I’ll add this to my favourites for inspiration. Thanks for posting it.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Brit

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#5 posted 08-18-2011 at 12:09 AM

Is anyone else having trouble opening the PDF file. I get ”There was an error opening this file. The file is damaged and cannot be repaired

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Brit

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#6 posted 08-18-2011 at 12:12 AM

Ok, I found that if you click on the link and open it rather than saving it, then it opens and you can then save the PDF to your hard disk.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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WayneC

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#7 posted 08-18-2011 at 05:45 AM

Great looking hammer. I’ve got some brass stock set aside to make a hammer. This is a wonderful example.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Don W

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#8 posted 08-18-2011 at 05:58 AM

very nice. I’m trying to dig up some brass stock. I want to make something very similar.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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BTKS

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#9 posted 08-18-2011 at 06:53 AM

I’ve been searching for a small brass hammer for plane adjustment. Thanks for the post and link. It’s going straight to favorites.
Even with the PDF being in another language the pictures told me everything I needed to know. Thank you very much.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Michael1

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#10 posted 08-18-2011 at 10:52 PM

Very nicely done. Do you have other tools that you have made? Would love to see them as well. I just recently made a wood mallet for my wood handles chisles. I turned tha handle from oak and the head is laminated pieces of walniut and oak.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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Bertha

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#11 posted 08-18-2011 at 10:55 PM

I’m not the sharpest rasp in the toolbox but it never dawned on me that I could use a rasp/file on the lathe. How I missed this, I’m not sure. You may have changed my life:)

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

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WilcoFlier

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#12 posted 10-06-2011 at 06:46 PM

The tutorial is now available in English. Please email me, then I’ll send you a PDF.

wilco@hobbyhoutbewerking.nl

-- www.hobbyhoutbewerking.nl

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Bertha

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#13 posted 10-06-2011 at 06:58 PM

^thank you. I also really like your screen name;)

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

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