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Drawknife egghandles - Dennis where are you?

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Drawknife
egg handles

Quite some time back, I made a bid on a bunch of drawknife on E-bay, from the bunch this was the one I wanted and so I offered Dennis to get the rest at a good price.
I have a lot of drawknife’s and tried different handles one of my favourites are the egg handles.
Since this knife will be used for shaping, I thought the egg handles were just perfect for it.
While I was playing I also made Dennis two sets, so he could get going when he got his, he was at my house last year to pick them up, these days we are many that are asking; Dennis where are you?.

Pictures:
1. The drawknife with new handles.
2. Before, a fun detail was the one old handle was made from a horn material.
3. Turning eggs from recycled wood.
4. Finish.
5. Making Dennis’ handles.
6. Tataaaa (he was happy).

Made also a blog about the subject some time back:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/25493

Hope it can inspire to bring new life to old tools and give gift to friends.

Best thoughts,
Mads

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





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dbray45

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 02:58 PM

Beautiful Mads -
As always :-)

-- David in Damascus, MD

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grizzman

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 03:00 PM

mafe,,, man oh man is that draw knife sweet, i love the handles, my son just moved back to alaska and has gotten into wood work, he is making a log bed, and he bought a draw knife, but nothing like this, ....but yea, WHERE IS DENNIS, HE JUST DROPPED OUT OF SITE AND ITS MADE ME REALLY SAD…REALLY SAD…i hope he is ok…you find him mads, and you tell him we want him back…DENNIS….......WHERE ARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 03:25 PM

Beautiful work on that old piece of steel, Mads. And yes, ditto to all the above – Where are you, Dennis?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Gibernak

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#4 posted 11-06-2013 03:37 PM

As always your works is beautiful and fascinating. Its hard to describe but you have an amazing ability to chose the right details. It just looks perfect.

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Brit

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#5 posted 11-06-2013 03:48 PM

You must be really backed up with your blog posts Mads. You did this when I was in Denmark if I remember correctly. That is a really nice drawknive you’ve rescued there. You don’t see many like that these days.

-- 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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CFrye

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#6 posted 11-06-2013 05:18 PM

What a wonderful job you’ve done on restoring this lovely tool Mads! In the not too distant past I would have loved to hang this on the wall. Now I would love to actually use it! I just got my first draw knife. Hope I can do justice to it, though it will not be nearly as beautiful as this. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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stefang

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 07:00 PM

Beautifully shaped handles for a beautifully shaped draw knife. I like that people used to think about aesthetics when they created tools. It gives more joy working with them. Great restoration on this one Mads.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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lew

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 07:16 PM

Nice shape! They look like they will work at about any angle/hand position.

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

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Rick

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#9 posted 11-06-2013 07:39 PM

Beautiful Work as usual My Man!!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 11-06-2013 07:52 PM

Real nice job on those handles, Mads. I miss Dennis on here too. Maybe you’ll have to pay him a visit and report back!...............Cheers, my friend…....................Jim

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

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grizzman

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#11 posted 11-06-2013 08:35 PM

ok mads, you have a mission to complete, pack your stuff, grab your pipe, and go out and find DENNIS,find HIM, HUNT HIM DOWN LIKE A DOG…you must find him and tell him there are people looking for him, that we miss him, tell him we want him back on lumberjocks…ok mads, this is your mission, this message will self destruct in one minute, lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 11-06-2013 08:57 PM

Great job.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#13 posted 11-07-2013 12:12 AM

Very nice restoration Mads. I see now that Record Lathe. I have missed Dennis and have wondered many time if he got sick of the rest of us or is having some problems or what. I hope you hear from him and will keep us LJ buddies posted.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 11-07-2013 01:18 AM

Very nice Mads. I’ll echo, Dennis where are you?

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

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#15 posted 11-07-2013 01:30 AM

well done. Like a pear (pun intended) of handles.

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

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