LJ Ornament Swap 2013

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Project by 489tad posted 12-14-2013 04:29 PM 1736 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 12-14-2013 04:32 PM

Pictures of the square, marking gage and chisels.

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

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#2 posted 12-14-2013 05:21 PM

Very cool Dan.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-14-2013 05:50 PM

Very clever & talented.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#4 posted 12-14-2013 06:12 PM

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

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#5 posted 12-14-2013 11:44 PM

Very well done

-- Norman

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#6 posted 12-15-2013 01:35 AM


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

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#8 posted 12-15-2013 05:28 AM

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 12-15-2013 08:11 AM

Really nice, great job!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#10 posted 12-15-2013 08:15 AM

Amazing job.

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#11 posted 12-15-2013 09:02 AM

Very cool build…you have done an awesome job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 12-15-2013 01:43 PM

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 12-15-2013 05:04 PM

Wow, didnt see that coming, amazing….

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

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#14 posted 12-16-2013 04:59 AM

Nice tool, nice tool box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 04-14-2014 01:36 PM

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

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

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