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Tool swap Try Squares and Pen

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Project by TerryDowning posted 02-19-2014 06:51 PM 769 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As some have read, I harvested a plum tree a while back. When the swap came up I figured I’d give it a try and use the plum wood.

2 Try Squares in Plum with a brass front piece. the brass is adhered with CA glue. The blade of the squares are adhered into the groove again with CA.

Finish is BLO thinned 50/50 with Mineral Spirits.

As an added touch I used a heat transfer technique to put the name of the swap on the blade of the larger square the process is outlined here.

I also turned a pen from some of the same wood. Modified Slimline (Fatline?) with a custom band of Walnut. Finish is on this CA.

-- - Terry





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#1 posted 02-19-2014 06:54 PM

Oh Yeah! I can’t get over how nice that plum wood looks! Very Nice!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 06:26 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Terry! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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#3 posted 02-20-2014 12:28 PM

Very well done Terry!!

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

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#4 posted 02-20-2014 01:31 PM

The grain on the handles is beautiful Terry! Thanks for sharing the tools and the transfer technique.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 02-20-2014 07:53 PM

Very nice.. love the grain in that wood.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#6 posted 02-20-2014 08:10 PM

Very nice, I too like the grain of the wood. Really attractive set there.

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