|Project by Brian||posted 10-04-2011 03:43 AM||3108 views||12 times favorited||13 comments|
Here are some tools that I’ve made, or re-handled in the shop.
The saddle square and dovetail marker are made from scraps of maple and walnut dovetailed together. I didn’t know how much I would use them until I made them, now I reach for them on almost every project.
The draw-bore pins are made from the champion set of punches from Sears that Chris Schwarz popularized, I handled them with some ash I had kicking around.
The screwdriver set is from Lee Valley, the handles are turned from a baluster blank of canberra I found at my local hard wood dealer for three dollars (he doesn’t have any more, I went back and checked). I used BLO and water based poly for a finish.
The marking knives are made from some high speed steel I got from a neighbor. The handles are walnut and purpleheart.
The turned mallet is a sandwich of maple and purple heart. I didn’t have the thickness I wanted for the mallet and liked the contrast of woods.
The other tools are a re-handled carcass saw that I sharpened and re-set the teeth on. An ash mallet that works beautifully for mortises and non too gentle persuasion, and a couple of the many chisels I’ve rescued and put back to work.
-- Brian, Jericho Vermont