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Shop-made Tool Swap

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posted 04-05-2013 08:17 PM


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#101 posted 04-09-2013 01:48 AM

Just voted , i’m o k with any one

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#102 posted 04-09-2013 02:36 AM

CL180 Liogier has an LJ account and happens to be a nice fellow from the small interaction I have had with him.

I don’t have personal experience with Liogier rasps, but my friend Julio (who happens to be a better woodworker than me, and a bigger tool nut) loves them. You could always ask him here:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/31269

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#103 posted 04-09-2013 02:48 AM

I would be in for making a marking gauge.. since i have made one or two before..

-- 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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#104 posted 04-09-2013 04:53 AM

Brandon how is the pole going?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#105 posted 04-09-2013 05:04 AM

Update on the poll as of 1am on 4/9/13:

It’s interesting that the marking/mortising gauge has taken such a commanding lead since it was tied with the square/bevel gauge earlier, which now is in third place. This is going to be sweet!

Hopefully everyone’s only voting once! Honor system. It won’t let you vote twice from the same IP, but there ar a number of computer people on here that can find ways around that, I’m sure.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#106 posted 04-09-2013 05:06 AM

On Friday, once the voting deadline has passed, I’ll post a link to sign up on Elfster.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#107 posted 04-09-2013 01:35 PM

Wow, based on the comments I figured that the wooden plane would be gaining steam and it is (#2) but its way behind the marking gauge.

Look how many votes there are! 55! Well if we have less participants than voters then we know there were some double votes.

I wish LJ had an indicator of the number of people watching a particular thread, kind of like the view count.

Jim I didn’t know rasps lasted that long, hmm so maybe the fancy rasps are worth it.

Bandit mentioned tying together hacksaw blades to use as a rasp. So BS blades for your rough work and hacksaw blades for the finer work. ;-P

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#108 posted 04-09-2013 01:37 PM

Alright now we are really going to need that blog from hammerthumb on how to make those sweet marking gauges.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#109 posted 04-09-2013 03:11 PM

Mauricio – as I said in a prior post, I’ll have to wait on doing the blog. I think I’ll put it together while making the next one but will not post until after the swap. I am going to do some minor changes on the next one also.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#110 posted 04-09-2013 03:52 PM

Voted – I’m in for another swap !!!

I missed the first swap, but gatorjim made up for it in the second !!!

I think this is one of the coolest ideas, you get a tool from someone you don’t even know, but yet you cherish the tool all the more, every time I look at my knife & awl I think of LJ’s & Gatorjim..

Priceless

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#111 posted 04-09-2013 03:58 PM

Know what you mean DaddyZ. Just finished cutting a bunch of dovetails and used the marking knife I got from KSSlim. Got to send him some pics.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#112 posted 04-09-2013 09:49 PM

DaddyZ
Thanks for the kind words it makes me feel good to hear them.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#113 posted 04-10-2013 06:54 PM

I want to make sure everyone sees what arrived at my house today from Shane.

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

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#114 posted 04-12-2013 02:46 AM

It’s neck and neck!!! .. (not really)

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#115 posted 04-12-2013 05:20 AM

so when is it decided what we are doing?

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#116 posted 04-12-2013 12:08 PM

OLM, looks like you and I need to start practicing marking gauges. :)

I took my Marples apart last night to see what was what…looks a little over my head to pull off that double marking mechanism…but that’s the point of the swap Push myself to learn! The fact that others here are in the same boat as me just makes it all the more fun. Anyone have a good link to brass thumbscrews and whatnots?

Not to mention that whenever I want a mallet, I now reach for Boatman’s sweet piece from the first swap! It feels better in my hands than the mallets I made for myself! LOL.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#117 posted 04-12-2013 12:13 PM

http://www.mcmaster.com/#brass-thumb-nuts/=madmdu

Mcmaster – Carr might be of interest for you TR.

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#118 posted 04-12-2013 12:28 PM

This looks like fun. Voted plane.

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#119 posted 04-12-2013 12:31 PM

Thanks, Waho, one of my fav sites! They have so much stuff it’s overwhelming! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#120 posted 04-12-2013 12:37 PM

I’m in too—-I’ve been kicking around an idea for a marking gauge and this is the perfect opportunity to push myself…

Apologies in advance to whoever gets mine! :)

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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#121 posted 04-12-2013 12:43 PM

http://www.bridgecitytools.com/default/other-products/clearance.html

You’re welcome TR, glad to help.

Bridge City Tool Works has some brass parts that are reasonable as well.

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#122 posted 04-12-2013 02:57 PM

Having 2 plane categories hurt its chances.

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#123 posted 04-12-2013 03:01 PM

Can we have this be the primary election and then do a runoff election?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#124 posted 04-12-2013 03:02 PM

Way I figure, the ones that don’t get picked this time are the candidates for the next swap. So really, it’s a matter of when and not if we do another.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#125 posted 04-12-2013 03:04 PM

That’s what I was thinking too Ripthorn

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#126 posted 04-12-2013 03:31 PM

Exactly! Unless something goes horribly wrong with this swap (which it may) I assume we’ll keep on doing these and could get to planes next time around.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#127 posted 04-12-2013 04:09 PM

Has it been decided what we are doing???

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#128 posted 04-12-2013 04:10 PM

Paul, the poll is technically open for another five hours, but I’m sure just about everyone who’s going to vote has voted and it looks like it will be a marking gauge or mortise gauge swap.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#129 posted 04-12-2013 04:13 PM

Sounds good to me. Voted for the square or bevel, but marking guage is ok with me. Just glad to out here with you guys having some fun.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#130 posted 04-12-2013 04:15 PM

Nice, Hammerthumb. You’ve already made the square, marking gauge, and marking knife in the last swap, too!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#131 posted 04-12-2013 04:19 PM

Yeah, but I didn’t get to make the bevel! Someone made a really cool bevel in the last swap that gave me some ideas. We’ll get around to it sometime.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#132 posted 04-12-2013 09:15 PM

The poll is closed and it’s official, we will be doing a marking/mortise gauge swap. You can sign up for the swap on Elfster (third-party website) here:

http://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/9062310/006174/

Sign up closes on 4/20/13.

Also PLEASE let us know on here that you’ve signed up.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#133 posted 04-12-2013 09:34 PM

I shared an idea for a marking gauge with Woodpecker but they didn’t like it enough to do anything with it. I’ll share it here, but I don’t have pics. It was all drafted by hand and I don’t have a scanner. I don’t have a need for one (yet) so I haven’t built it either. LOL. I might get busy and do a Sketch-up.
Basically it was six (or more) marking gauges in one unit. Using a six sided “dowel” of about 2” diameter, drill six holes into the end as far as you can, say six inches. Use a 12” stick if for some crazy reason you want 12 settings at once (using both ends). Insert six metal dowels with cutter wheels on the end (like the nice brass ones at veritas) or even a spur cutter in a cross drilled hole. Secure them with the traditional thumb screws, one for each of the six metal dowels. I think a clever craftsman could make them micro adjustable if he used threaded rod instead of smooth metal dowels. No threading or nuts needed: the threads will make an impression on the wood when the set screw is tightened, then when set screw is loosened just a bit, a turn of the threaded rod will move in or out slowly.
There are times I’ve wished for more than the three my existing marker can hold. If you are doing tenons from a “true face”, that’s five settings, 2-width,2-thickness,1-length. The “true face” mortise is five more, 2-width, 2-thickness, 1-depth, assuming that the tenoned rail is not as thick as the mortised piece.
A 12” length could be a bit clunky, but an 8” length would be nice. A brass face on each end would be easy…dang it. I’m gonna talk myself into building it yet!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#134 posted 04-12-2013 09:39 PM

Hey, Brandon, I clicked the Elfster link, logged in with my Facebook and promply got “Access Denied”.

Any clue?

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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#135 posted 04-12-2013 09:43 PM

same for me JayT

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#136 posted 04-12-2013 09:44 PM

You guys aren’t allowed, obviously.

Just kidding, lemme look into it.

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#137 posted 04-12-2013 09:49 PM

I changed the link, so hopefully it works now. Let me know if you still have issues.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#138 posted 04-12-2013 09:52 PM

oh, I wasn’t going to join, just testing the failure.

yep, its working now.

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

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#139 posted 04-12-2013 10:00 PM

Whats the due date going to be?

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#140 posted 04-12-2013 10:01 PM

Ok I’m officially in!

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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#141 posted 04-12-2013 10:01 PM

Sure ‘nuff, it works. I’m in.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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#142 posted 04-12-2013 10:04 PM

Jim, Sign up by April 20, then after that we’ll draw names for who gets to make a tool for whom. The tool should be in the recipient’s hands by June 30.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#143 posted 04-12-2013 10:14 PM

I’m in!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#144 posted 04-12-2013 10:15 PM

June 30th got it. signed up

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#145 posted 04-12-2013 10:21 PM

I’m in, but I ain’t waiting to open mine once it comes!

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#146 posted 04-12-2013 10:22 PM

Do you have to have an elfster account to sign up?

-- - Terry

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#147 posted 04-12-2013 10:25 PM

OK, I’m in. This is my first swap and I’m excited to get started!

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

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#148 posted 04-12-2013 10:26 PM

I’m in. How much time are we gonna get to make this one??

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#149 posted 04-12-2013 11:15 PM

Count me in…wouldn’t miss it for anything!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#150 posted 04-12-2013 11:29 PM

I’m in too.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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