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Project by Phil53 posted 11-18-2011 05:52 PM 1631 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always liked making my own tools, maybe because I’m cheep. But I also know for precision tools it is cheaper to pay up front for a quality tool. With that being said this is a good little tool.

The handles are made of bodark. I used a piece of alltread through the middle and a couple of conchos for the end.

This is a very good tool with some pressure you can take the wood down fairly fast. But with light pressure you can smooth it out so that it takes very little sanding.

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#1 posted 11-18-2011 06:03 PM

very cool. being it is narrow tool, what do you usually use this for? dressing edges? other?

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#2 posted 11-18-2011 06:05 PM

Really nice! I love your design and details.
This is the week of pencil sharpener shaves.
Best thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 11-18-2011 06:27 PM

Yes I noticed everyone else putting their shave up and decided to do the same.

As for its uses it is almost like a rasp but it doesn’t tear the grain like a rasp does. It is great for round pieces like canes or walking sticks.

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#4 posted 11-18-2011 08:42 PM

Looks great Phil It sounds like a wonderful tool.

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#5 posted 11-19-2011 12:20 AM

looking realy good
thank´s for sharing :-)


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#6 posted 11-19-2011 04:33 AM

Very nice work !

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