LJ Ornament Swap 2013

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Project by 489tad posted 227 days ago 1261 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the 2013 Ornament Swap I made a “Tote Full of Hand Tools”. I guess you have sing the Twelve days of Christmas in your head. I started with the dovetail saw. I had a lot of fun making it and with time to spare I kept on going. Its copied from a Lie-Nielson. Cherry handle, brass back and the blade is cut from a pull saw. The smoother is made from Leadwood and Sneezewood. Wedge is maple and iron is from a puddy knife. The mallet is white oak, bevel gage, square and marking gage are Brazilian cherry. Chisels are heat treated W-1 with B-cherry handles.

The ornament went to Danpaddles.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#1 posted 227 days ago

Pictures of the square, marking gage and chisels.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 227 days ago

Very cool Dan.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 227 days ago

Very clever & talented.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#4 posted 227 days ago

Dan you are demonstrating mad skills on this. Somebody is very lucky to get this. Great work.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#5 posted 227 days ago

Very well done

-- Norman

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#6 posted 227 days ago


-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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#7 posted 227 days ago


-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#8 posted 227 days ago

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 227 days ago

Really nice, great job!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#10 posted 227 days ago

Amazing job.

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#11 posted 227 days ago

Very cool build…you have done an awesome job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#12 posted 226 days ago

They are dead out wonderful!
I love them all, especially the saw.
What a wonderful ornament.
What a lucky receiver.
Best thoughts,

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

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#13 posted 226 days ago

Wow, didnt see that coming, amazing….

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

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#14 posted 226 days ago

Nice tool, nice tool box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 106 days ago

I never knew that dollars are so big ;). Love it.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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