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Project by lysdexic posted 05-20-2012 12:48 PM 3908 views 6 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With a nod to Jim Tolpin and the New Traditional Woodworker I am going to attempt to complete all of his skill building projects. I would submit that my bench hooks would qualify as my first project in this theme.

These winding stick are a hybrid of Tolpin’s project and the blog entry by Schwarz.

The sticks are made from a curly walnut stick and the inlays are poplar.

More pics are in my blog entry

Thanks for looking.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali





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Don W

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 12:54 PM

Nice sticks. I love the #18 shot too. I have to admit, I’m still using a 4 foot aluminum level and a 4 foot piece of aluminum angle. They work, but nearly as good looking as yours.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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lysdexic

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 01:03 PM

The aluminum angle “iron” is a much smarter choice. They are pre-made, big box store available, light, strong, and not subject to wood movement.

Some LJ here, that I can not remember the name, has the signature – “It’s a hobby. It’s not supposed to make sense.”

Nuf said.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#3 posted 05-20-2012 01:16 PM

Winding sticks were my first frustration with hand planes. And I love ‘em (sticks and planes!). You’ll like the bright contrast, great idea. Does this pair interlock in anyway? Always liked that, haven’t cracked the code on how. Excellent work, enjoy!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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lysdexic

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#4 posted 05-20-2012 01:41 PM

Frustration? What do you mean?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#5 posted 05-20-2012 01:48 PM

Making faces and edges perfectly flat was tough. Very green at sharpening, hadn’t read Wearing, had a purple #4 smoother (T21?) etc. I worked them over an hour I think, getting them ‘perfect’, and I loved every minute being frustrated if you know what I mean… :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Brit

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#6 posted 05-20-2012 02:03 PM

I’m so envious. I want your bench (you can finish it first though), I want your sticks and I want your block. Great project!

-- 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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#7 posted 05-20-2012 02:28 PM

Sweet, I’m using aluminum angle too but I want some of these.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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bhog

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#8 posted 05-20-2012 02:52 PM

Nice,have you used them yet?

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#9 posted 05-20-2012 02:56 PM

Great looking winding sticks,but where’s the handles were you wind them up . LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 05-20-2012 05:57 PM

These look great, Scott, love the wood choice!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#11 posted 05-20-2012 06:02 PM

Winding sticks? I was thinking this was going to be the bench reveal! Back to work man…

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Dave

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#12 posted 05-20-2012 07:06 PM

We all need a nice set. And these are very well done.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#13 posted 05-20-2012 07:11 PM

I like Dave’s idea. Scott, make us all a set!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#14 posted 05-20-2012 07:24 PM

I like the tappered look on them
and those too small poplar inlay will bee a great help

thanks for sharing both here and the blog

Dennis

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Dave

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#15 posted 05-20-2012 07:49 PM

Don you are a genius!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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