Dovetails, teak, silicone and plate joiners

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Project by Tokolosi posted 03-12-2012 03:56 PM 1389 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

So there I am in my garage minding my own business (and my fingers) when a neighbor, from down the stree aways walks up. We didnt know each other and he just gave his first name. Asked if I was interested in some tools. He was cleaning out his garage and because he always saw me out there tinkering thought maybe I could use it. Gave me a brand new unused dovetail fixture (not the expensive kind) but beats the hell out of mine…wait, I didnt have one!!

This was a couple weeks ago. Sunday morning he comes back. Gives me a DeWalt DW682 Plate joiner. Lol, right after I spent the entire Saturday doweling pieces for a cabinet Im making. Again a tool I didnt have. This time I told him I couldnt just take it. I need to do something for him in return. He said ok. He had these fancy expensive silicone spatulas that came with dinky handles only about 5 inches long and one broke whithin a week. Could I make handles?

Thus the teak spatula handles. Sanded down to 320 grit and buffed. Finished with food grade mineral oil.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 04:24 PM

That deserves a bit of a “You Suck!”

But then on the other hand, ya done goodly!

Please let us all know how the tools work and if they were worth the exorbitant fee you paid! LOL

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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