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Project by brianinpa posted 08-06-2008 03:49 AM 2295 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few tools that I made. I could have bought each of them, but I enjoy woodworking not shopping. Each piece of wood (cherry and oak) was saved from the wood pile that was meant to go into the fireplace.

I hate to sand but I actually have a different mindset when using this sander: I need to make a wider one for more coverage. The depth gauge comes in handy when I am boring hole or working at the lathe. The chamfer plane gets more use than the chamfering bit on my router.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.





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lew

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#1 posted 08-06-2008 03:53 AM

Brian,

Great tools! I really like the depth gauge. Looks like the sander will come in handy, too.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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trifern

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#2 posted 08-06-2008 04:08 AM

Great looking set of tools. Thanks for sharing Brian.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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brianinpa

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#3 posted 08-06-2008 04:14 AM

Russell wrote something about snading in one of Zuki’s blog about his chair and I tried it: turned off the noise and just sanded with the hand sander. It was therapeutic. Thanks for the comments

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 08-06-2008 04:23 AM

Nice tools

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#5 posted 08-06-2008 05:54 AM

Way to go, there is nothing better than the quiet you can get in the shop if you can get stuff unplugged. I really think the chamfer plane would be useful, nice and consistent bevels.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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woodworm

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#6 posted 08-06-2008 06:29 AM

Nice tools and good idea that saves the enviroment.
Take care & work safe

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 08-06-2008 01:05 PM

3 nice tools – very good use of offcuts.

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Callum Kendall

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#8 posted 08-06-2008 02:39 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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Bradford

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#9 posted 08-06-2008 02:51 PM

I would love to make my own tools. And, yes quiet woodworking is very therapeutic.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Bill Akins

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#10 posted 08-06-2008 03:06 PM

Your tools are beautiful and look very functional too.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#11 posted 08-07-2008 12:43 AM

If ya keep on making these beautiful tools when will you have time to make something usefull! ;>)

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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brianinpa

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#12 posted 08-07-2008 03:02 AM

Making the tools is fun, but the greatest satisfaction for me is using them to make something else. Thanks to all for your comments.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#13 posted 08-07-2008 03:09 AM

That plane is just way to cute. How big is it? It would have been great to see it next to a quater so we could get the scale. Where did you get the iron Brian?

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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brianinpa

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#14 posted 08-07-2008 03:15 AM

The dimensions are 4”x1” the plans were in a magazine (I don’t remember which one and can not find it right now) a few years back. I have a buck bros mini plane that I swap the blade back and forth on. So the blade pulls double duty depending what I am working on.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#15 posted 08-07-2008 05:50 AM

They are beautiful. You should sell them. How much for a depth gauge?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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