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Gauges
rehandling

I had a couple of gauges that needed new handles.
Like the old English style that my others had.
So I just had to find some different pieces of wood and tried to make them members of the family.

Pictures:
1. My gauges.
2. A piece of beech and a piece of hardwood from a harbor pole.
3. First turning then a fitting them to the handles.
4. The hex shape I simply made by hand on a belt sander.
5. Oil and wax for the handles.
6. Gauges and mortise chisels in their home.

Who knows perhaps it can inspire a wee bit…

Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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stefang

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#1 posted 11-05-2013 09:38 PM

Very nicely done Mads. A great set of gouges. I have been thinking of buying a couple of wide ones myself. My carving tools have hex handles too and the only trouble with them is that don’t roll off the bench so easy, lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Randy_ATX

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 10:06 PM

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I have a most important question – what is the procedure to get the tapered tang properly inserted into the wood handle? Do you start drilling with a larger diameter drill bit, go down maybe 3/8” and then start again with a smaller successive bit each step?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 11-05-2013 10:45 PM

Nice work, Mads. you must be set up some place while your shop is being remodeled. keep up the good work!!...............JIm

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

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lew

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#4 posted 11-05-2013 11:28 PM

Love that tapered hex shape. Sure looks comfortable!

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

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Don W

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#5 posted 11-05-2013 11:47 PM

Nicely done. You do have a way to make it just different enough to be Mads!!

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

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WayneC

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#6 posted 11-05-2013 11:51 PM

Very nice. Need to do a bunch of chisels myself.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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farmerdude

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 12:07 AM

Great job, they look like they are ready to serve you on many future projects. In the last picture, that is a very nice looking pipe, is it a Ben Wade?

-- Jeff in central Me.

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SafferinOz

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 12:55 AM

Simply Elegant!!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 11-06-2013 01:29 AM

Very nice.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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MedicineMan

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#10 posted 11-06-2013 01:39 AM

Great job as always. Yes , you do inspire. I have attempted a few of the tools you have made. It is great to see what can be done. I now love to use my small router plane…similar to yours. I made mine of walnut with two turned knobs also of walnut. There is a lot of walnut and cherry around the small west Tennessee town I live in. I look forward to checking out a new antique mall that has recently located here. They have a 20×20 foot room with nothing but old hand tools. That should be fun. Keep up the great work an thanks for the posts.

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MShort

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#11 posted 11-06-2013 02:58 AM

Well done. I like your new handles and thanks for the all of the pics

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

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KOVA

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#12 posted 11-06-2013 04:07 AM

GRACIAS MAESTRO POR OTRA CLASE MAGISTRAL!!!!!!
NOS INSPIRAS UN MONTÓN!!!!!!
ES COMO LEER UN LIBRO DE EBANISTERÍA TODOS LOS DÍAS ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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CFrye

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#13 posted 11-06-2013 08:21 AM

A beautiful family mads! They do look comfortable to hold. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Gibernak

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#14 posted 11-06-2013 09:56 AM

They look amazing, I never thought of making handles without a ferule, it looks great that they are sanded narrow by the base of the iron.

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Brit

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#15 posted 11-06-2013 11:57 AM

Nice work Mads. I like the result a lot.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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