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Project by Airframer posted 06-02-2013 08:52 PM 2822 views 22 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished these up after a short break. The last little bit was completed in short 5 minute bursts during periodic breaks in diaper changes and feedings (i.e. late night time in the shop).

I wanted a pair of dovetail layout dividers and for some unknown reason I decided to make a pair instead of buying a set. I am happy I decided to do that as these came out WAY beyond what I was expecting to come out of my shop lol. Made from cherry and padauk with infilled brass set screw and fine tuning nut and a copper rivet. The finish is 9 coats of 3-2-1 with paste wax to top it off.

This project had a lot of firsts in it for me and I learned a lot doing it. Next I want to make a pencil compass to match this guy.. stay tuned for that adventure lol.

More details and build pics can be found in My Handtool Blog

Thanks for looking!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"





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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 06-02-2013 09:34 PM

Wow, really gorgeous, I bet your dovetails come out very nice as well.

-- Bob A in NJ

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stefang

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 09:36 PM

Wow, these are art and utility all rolled into one. Beautiful design and work and a whole lot more fun than changing diapers (don’t ask me how I know).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Airframer

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 09:36 PM

Thanks Bob! As for the dovetails.. I’ll have to let you know as soon as I finally try cutting some lol. That is next on the “to learn how to do” list.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 06-02-2013 09:40 PM

This turned out amazing.

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Airframer

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#5 posted 06-02-2013 09:44 PM

Thanks Mike and Shane :-) And yes you are correct… much more fun than changing a diaper but only slightly less rewarding ;-)

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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MShort

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#6 posted 06-02-2013 09:58 PM

Outstanding project.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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fernandoindia

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#7 posted 06-02-2013 10:47 PM

Great job Eric. Nice design. Would be fantastic to hold it in the hands

-- Back home. Fernando

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fernandoindia

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#8 posted 06-02-2013 10:48 PM

BTW, great blog as well. Thank you for the record

-- Back home. Fernando

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Airframer

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#9 posted 06-02-2013 10:53 PM

Well thank you for reading Fernando. I am glad you enjoyed it :-)

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 06-02-2013 11:21 PM

Those are sweet!!

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

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hunter71

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#11 posted 06-03-2013 12:27 AM

WOW, very fancy….

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Airframer

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#12 posted 06-03-2013 01:01 AM

Thanks guys! I hope to make a whole set of these now that this one turned out so well. That will have to wait a bit though.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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waho6o9

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#13 posted 06-03-2013 01:30 AM

Beautiful work Eric, mighty fancy and practical!

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ChuckC

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#14 posted 06-03-2013 02:14 AM

WOW! Simply amazing!

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jumbojack

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#15 posted 06-03-2013 03:02 AM

wow, amazing, awesome, radical, beautiful, epic, cool, great, fantastic

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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