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What will you ever do with that broom handle? A beader maybe?

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Project by Don W posted 07-27-2012 09:40 PM 2934 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been on my list for a long time. I have actually been hoping to pick up a Stanley #66 for a somewhat reasonable price (reasonable for me usually means cheap). With that not happening, the next step was to make one. I’ve seen a few shop made beaders, and they all work, but I decided to make mine slightly different.

Here is the blog.

Its made from an old broom handle. The body is a scrap piece of oak.
The blades are made from an old hand saw that was beyond restoration. I went to the shop a little while ago to make a 2 bead blade, but decided to have a Jack and write the blog instead.

Thanks for stopping by.

dw

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





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Raymond Thomas

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#1 posted 07-27-2012 10:17 PM

Necessity and desire are the sisters of ingenuity. Good BLOG and a very good looking tool developing in your hands.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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Philip

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#2 posted 07-27-2012 10:25 PM

That is awesome. Great idea.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-27-2012 10:55 PM

I need to understand this tool. It looks like you make a flat cutter the shape of the bead and than draw it over the edge of the wood to make the shape. Is that right?

I think I’ll have a Crown Royal on ice after reading this!!Thanks for the idea!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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terryR

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#4 posted 07-27-2012 10:55 PM

Nice beader, Don!

Great choice on the Jack, as well…more steel work can wait till tomorrow…:-)

Thanks for all the photos on your blog, too! This can be such a simple tool that does sweet tricks…on my bucket list for a while now!!!

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

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Don W

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#5 posted 07-27-2012 11:04 PM

Jim, watch Garrett Hack’s video. It’ll be quicker than me trying to explain it, especially after I’ve had some relaxation.

http://www.finewoodworking.com/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesArticle.aspx?id=31290

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

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bhog

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#6 posted 07-28-2012 01:51 PM

Nice beader Don.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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Johnnyblot

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#7 posted 08-03-2012 12:32 AM

Yes very nice. You can achieve some great work with one of them. I’ve always admired the scratch stock that Garrett Hack produced here

Cheers
John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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shelly_b

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#8 posted 12-01-2012 04:45 PM

you are amazing! the ideas that you come up with and are able to put together in your projects are awesome!

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Don W

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#9 posted 12-01-2012 09:59 PM

thanks Shelly!

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

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