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Project by AnthonyReed posted 03-14-2013 01:26 AM 2194 views 7 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Strictly hand tools.
Made of poplar with shelf framed by mystery pallet wood.
I apologize for not having progress shots. I started piddling, never thinking it would result in something useful.

They asked for a home by way of sending the Starrett combination square to plummet off the bench down to the mat below. No damage but message received.

I cut a shallow dado coupled with two through mortise & tenons. Dado cut with making knife and chisel, later cleaned up and made uniform with router plane. Not being pleased with the fit of the shelf in the dado i framed it with small sticks of mystery wood.

I beveled the shelf as i have seen done on tabletops. I wanted to see if i could accomplish it to a satisfactory degree and i am happy with the outcome.

Finished with BLO and then in the end ruining it by stabbing two torx head screws through it to attach it to the wall (they are not even symmetrically positioned).

As always, all comments, critiques, suggestions, threats and fits of pointing and laughing are welcome.

Thanks for having a look.

-- ~Tony





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 03-14-2013 01:30 AM

Nice! Where is the future collection going to expand to? Those vintage Starretts? I have been hoarding Starrett stuff off the bay for a month or two now…it is a sickness. Good inspiration.

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AnthonyReed

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 01:34 AM

No expansion. I am trying my best to be a minimalist; don’t peddle your hoarding smut here…

No Sir, not vintage.

Thanks Shane. :)

-- ~Tony

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Kyle Hart

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#3 posted 03-14-2013 01:35 AM

What is the object coming down from the top of the picture?

-- http://www.facebook.com/Hart.Construction.Fan?ref=hl

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terryR

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#4 posted 03-14-2013 01:39 AM

Tony, you’re right they need a home besides buried under stuff.

I’m pretty sure yours is too small, though. :)

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

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Don W

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#5 posted 03-14-2013 01:41 AM

super. Mine is a piece of ply cut on the band saw.

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

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ShaneA

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#6 posted 03-14-2013 01:41 AM

LOL…yeah, I think we need expansion, a second story, a west wing…something. Seriously, there are some good buys out there on the vintage stuff. Check it out, what could it hurt, right?

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bhog

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#7 posted 03-14-2013 01:46 AM

Kyle thats probably some of Tony’s druggie paraphernalia.

I like it Tony.I need to make something like this.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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AnthonyReed

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#8 posted 03-14-2013 01:59 AM

Thanks guys.

Kyle it is a 1 1/2” Union hardware firmer chisel

-- ~Tony

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lysdexic

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#9 posted 03-14-2013 02:16 AM

Very nice. I like the under bevel. It gives the rack a sense of levity.

I dont get the through tenons though.

edit: Shane so it is you who is hoarding the Starretts.

-- 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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#10 posted 03-14-2013 02:19 AM

Mighty fine Anthony!

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Natalie

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#11 posted 03-14-2013 04:43 AM

Putting this in my favorites for my on the wall tool storage that’s next on my to do list.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#12 posted 03-14-2013 12:11 PM

Well done Tony. I might have to hijack this one into my shop. I dumped a brass trimmed square on the floor the other night which always seems to frost my a$$.

A 9 on Smitty’s GI (galoot index). Screws. Darn screws.

BTW that union chisel is pretty hoss.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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AnthonyReed

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#13 posted 03-14-2013 01:54 PM

Scotty – Oddly enough the shelf is a flippant little sucker. Did i do something wrong regarding the tenons? I though that they would make the shelf more stout and looked at it as practice for bookshelf construction (shallow dado + through tenons). But i know nothing, please enlighten me.

Thank for the support folks.

Stef – Sorry to hear of the brass / concrete match-up. Yes, the screws are horrid and i am ashamed. Thanks for having a look bud.

-- ~Tony

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lysdexic

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#14 posted 03-14-2013 02:28 PM

Actually T, I made a mistake. At first I thought the shelf grain was running length wise and figured you could have glued long grain to long grain. Then I realized the shelf attached at the end grain surface and tenons were needed.

My bad.

-- 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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Ken90712

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#15 posted 03-14-2013 02:45 PM

Thats a great idea. Thx for sharing. Might have to use this as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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