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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 1099 days ago

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 1099 days ago

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 1099 days ago

Very Nice !!!

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

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Brit

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#4 posted 1099 days ago

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 1099 days ago

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 1099 days ago

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 1099 days ago

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 1099 days ago

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 1099 days ago

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 1098 days ago

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 1098 days ago

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 1049 days ago

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 1049 days ago

^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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