A few more shopmade tools

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Here are a few articles on my website containing tools I built over thge past few months:

Cooper’s Jointer:

Shooting boards:

Running fence forthe shooting board:

Moxon dovetail vise:

Regards from Perth


-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at

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#1 posted 08-20-2011 06:39 PM

Very cool stuff! Nice work too. I will have to check out your website…

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#2 posted 08-20-2011 06:41 PM

AAAHHHHGGGGGHHHHHH! I looked, now more then ever I want to start making hand planes!

Thanks for posting these Derek, some beautiful looking tools.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 08-20-2011 07:40 PM

That is one beautiful jointer.
Impossible not to love it.
Best thoughts,

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

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#4 posted 08-20-2011 09:00 PM

Beautiful, I had à look at your site too, you really make some truly beautiful tools. Love them!

-- Per I

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#5 posted 08-20-2011 09:06 PM

That jointer is glorious!

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

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#6 posted 08-20-2011 09:09 PM

I think you antipodeans got all the poisonous snakes and bugs to make up for that gorgeous wood.

For those that have not looked yet, the rest of the stuff that he has posted on his page is just as nice.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#7 posted 08-20-2011 09:51 PM

Nice looking stuff to say the least!
I love the look of the woods you have access to and we call exotics..the shooting board is just lovely.
Funny to have you point out the irony of using a jointer to make the Cooper’s plane on your website.
Really beautiful work and thanks for sharing.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#8 posted 08-20-2011 10:16 PM

very nice looking shooting boards, I have to make one. that is also a nice jointer plane.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 08-20-2011 11:57 PM

My Lord Derek ! You’ve discovered the answer to power versus hand jointing..with that monster who would ever dream of needing an electrical jointer ? And it’s beautiful as well as quiet..Good on you and nice work !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#10 posted 08-21-2011 12:48 AM

As always, Derek’s knowledge, zeal and skills in the hand-tool world are tough to match. I called him a hand-tool enthusiast in one of my previous posts rather than an expert or master something because his style is always personal and approachable and you don’t find that distance with him as you would between you and an expert or a master. Well, he is a hand-tool expert, for the record.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#11 posted 08-21-2011 03:31 AM

As usual you have developed a masterpiece. I really enjoy seeing the tools that you post and admire their usefulness as well as their beauty. This type of quality cant be found on a commercial market. Kepp up the good work and keep posting your tools. Absolutely amazing.

For all those of you that have not yet viewed Dereks website I highly recommend it but must warn you it will make yo feel “giddy” languishing over the beauty of his hand made tools.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#12 posted 08-21-2011 06:00 AM

Many, many thanks for all the kind words.

Just to make sure that you either do not run out of reading material, or experience problems with insomnia, I will post separately on furniture making techniques and recent projects.

Regards from Perth


-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at

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#13 posted 08-22-2011 02:28 AM

It so good to see you on this site. I have seen many of your projects over the years and have alwasy been impressed.

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

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#14 posted 08-22-2011 09:55 PM

niiiiiiice toools …........drooool !

thank´s for sharing :-)


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#15 posted 07-31-2012 03:48 AM

Nice job!! I love the shape of your tote.

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