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Project by Chris posted 202 days ago 734 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was a collaboration with my Brother in law Matt and I for my Father in law’s Christmas present. These are some of his old drafting tools that we thought he may like to display as everything he does now a days is on the computer. We even found an old drawing that he had done and mounted that on the inside of the box on a raised platform for some depth. The box is made from Cherry and the inlays, splines and pull are made from Rosewood. The box is finished in tung oil and something else my brother in law had in the shop (he finished while I wasn’t there to have it ready for Christmas so I am not sure exactly what it was). Thanks for looking

Chris

-- May the Lord bless you and keep you





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rtbrmb

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#1 posted 202 days ago

Great idea, I love how the Rosewood inlay turned out. Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 202 days ago

Very nicely done—it’s hard to realize that the drafting tools I grew up using are now antiques, having been replaced by the computer. All you need to add is a set of Rapidograph pens and some French curves. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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bugz

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#3 posted 202 days ago

Great gift, very nicely done.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Chris

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#4 posted 202 days ago

Thanks guys ….Hillbillyshooter I had a whole box of stuff to choose from that my mother in law stole from his office to make the gift….electric erasers, pens, stencils, and a whole bunch of stuff I had no idea what the heck they were for.

-- May the Lord bless you and keep you

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prospector45

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#5 posted 202 days ago

This is a great gift. I have the exact set of drafting tools/case on my desk. The vset is just sitting there awaiting the “right plan” this is it. Well done. He should be very proud of this work accomplished by the two of you.

-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster

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Chris

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#6 posted 202 days ago

Thanks for the comment. I think he appreciated it. Not sure if it will stay at home or make it to his office, but it seemed like a nice way to display a bit of his personal history

-- May the Lord bless you and keep you

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dnick

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#7 posted 202 days ago

That’s a really nice piece. Great gift. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Chris

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#8 posted 202 days ago

Thanks Dnick, much appreciated.

-- May the Lord bless you and keep you

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clieb91

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#9 posted 201 days ago

Really nice. Cool idea for a gift, good to see those tools being used for something today. Rare these days that folks use them on a drawing board anymore.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Bluepine38

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#10 posted 201 days ago

My set of Post tools from my high school days is setting by the drawing board downstairs and is still used.
I know I could/should learn CAD and Sketchup, but somethings I still like to do the old way. Very nice
display case.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Dark_Lightning

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#11 posted 201 days ago

Nice! Add some candles and and a little notice card that says to “break glass in case of a power outage”. 8^D I’d add an old slide rule or two to fill out the equipment. I still have my drafting gear, and an old drafting table (which my wife impressed into service as a quilting table). It’s the big guy with the steel half-hoops. Couldn’t tell you the brand anymore, it’s covered with stuff.

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