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Project by ME420247 posted 01-28-2013 04:27 AM 1142 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Birds eye, curly maple square. First attempt at tool making. Pulled the maple wood scraps out of another woodworkers burn pile. “One man gathers what another man spills”

-- "Some folks would be happy just to have one dream come true, but everything you gather is just more that you can lose" Garcia,Hunter





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 06:20 AM

cool job looks great

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dave Dufour

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 07:18 AM

looks great I love it.

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 04:40 PM

beautiful

-- Joel

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 05:03 PM

I must admit that I am highly disappointed. How could you possibly create such a cool tool and not provide the steps to building! I’d really like to learn how you built this.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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ME420247

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 02:05 AM

There are a few blog entry’s, and more than a few mag articles on the building of wood squares… I think i stole mine from PopWoodwrkng, minus the brass. The process is well documented much better than i ever could… Thanx everyone.. Check out “jap’s” stuff he’s made some sweet pieces.

-- "Some folks would be happy just to have one dream come true, but everything you gather is just more that you can lose" Garcia,Hunter

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#6 posted 01-30-2013 05:15 PM

I -=THINK=- Dwain was joking, but for those new to woodworking…

A glued bridle joint clamped to a known square, followed up with some dowels after the glue has dried.

A flush cut saw on the dowels, a little sanding, some tung oil … Voila!

You can literally make one in 10 minutes (not counting gluing time).

NOTE: The harder the wood the better (durability).

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