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Shop-made Tool Swap

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Mauricio

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#1451 posted 392 days ago

Someone might need to be voluntold.

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

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Don W

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#1452 posted 392 days ago

i’m good with whatever you guys decide.

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

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DaddyZ

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#1453 posted 392 days ago

Sounds like Don Volunteered

I can’t because the only Internet Access I have is at work.

See ya’ll next week, nice 4 day weekend !!!!!

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

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Brandon

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#1454 posted 392 days ago

Definitely a I’ll do it! post from Don. Thanks Don!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Hammerthumb

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#1455 posted 392 days ago

Second the motion!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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Hammerthumb

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#1456 posted 392 days ago

See how smart I am? Kept quiet and waited for someone else to get nominated

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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Brandon

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#1457 posted 392 days ago

Pat, I hope you get your gauge this weekend! Looking forward to seeing it posted.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Airframer

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#1458 posted 392 days ago

I’m in the Never Again Volunteer Yourself so I know better lol….

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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terryR

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#1459 posted 392 days ago

Don, if you didn’t mean to Get voluteered, I’ll give ya an out by volunteering to do it again. :)

But, I’ll for vote for Don, no doubt!

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

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Dave

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#1460 posted 392 days ago

Dibs on Don

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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terryR

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#1461 posted 392 days ago

Actually, now that I think about it…please forgive, but withdraw my volunteerism for the next swap lead. :(

Enter my vote for Don!

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

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RGtools

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#1462 posted 392 days ago

I am probably not even going to get to participate in the next one :(, much less moderate. I will organize one at some point, but not this year.

Don dived on a grenade for me. I feel special.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Don W

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#1463 posted 392 days ago

WAIT…..see what happens when you have work to do!!

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

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AnthonyReed

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#1464 posted 392 days ago

You are a hell of a guy to volunteer like that Don.

-- ~Tony

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Mark Kornell

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#1465 posted 392 days ago

A little bit late here, but just wanted to show what GMatheson sent me.

I opened the box to see:

Digging through the shavings resulted in this:

Very nicely done, rich wood combination.

Closeup of the face:

Note the layout marks on the mortise – like dovetail layout lines, I really like to see that as a sign of a craftsman.
Also not the LJ SWAP punched on the front end. Just about perfectly lined up.

And the back:

By putting his initials on the end that I will see every time I use the gauge, Greg ensure that I will remember where the gauge came from. Smart!

So, thank you, Greg. He posted his own pics on his project page (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/86357)

I’ve also uploaded a couple pics of the gauge I made to my project page. It is tagged, so it will show up as soon as it is approved.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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ShaneA

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#1466 posted 392 days ago

Way to step up Don. You and the elves will have no problems. Just let us know when the swap is, and what we are swapping…

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Ripthorn

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#1467 posted 392 days ago

Glad Don is doing it :). I vote for a hand plane (woody, router, whatever, just left up to builder). If we make the deadline out far enough (maybe Christmas), I might even be able to see if I can get a little infill action for the swap. We’ll just have to see though.

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

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shampeon

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#1468 posted 392 days ago

Ok, just back from SoCal from a couple of days at the beach, so I didn’t get a chance to snap pics beforehand of the awesome gauges JayT sent me.

Pear and bubinga on the right with a 4-point blade, and bubinga & silver maple (milled from a tree on his property) with a rounded blade on the left. I’ve already used them on a jointer/bandsaw stand, and they work great. Their small size fits well in your hand, and are perfect compliments to my other gauges. Cheers, JayT!

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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Don Broussard

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#1469 posted 392 days ago

They have trees in Kansas? JayT stepped up to make an awesome fleet of marking gauges.

Since they look like planes, maybe JayT should post them on HPOYD thread too!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Brandon

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#1470 posted 392 days ago

So Shamp, were you kissing up to some yuppies in Coto?

Nice gauges, by the way, Jay and Greg!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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shampeon

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#1471 posted 392 days ago

Almost. My wife’s family rents a cool ramshackle beach house in San Clemente every summer. You can pretty much tell the renters from the locals on Beach Road there. She’s from Irvine, the rest of her family is from around Glendale. I was born in Mission Viejo, but moved to San Diego when I was young. But I’ve been in northern California for 20 years now, and it’s hard to imagine going back to SoCal.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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Brandon

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#1472 posted 392 days ago

I’m from Orange County and will be visiting there this month. My wife and I always loved going to SF. Now that we’re in Georgia, I could easily imagine myself in either end of CA. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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lysdexic

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#1473 posted 392 days ago

Not to be a pessimist Brandon but I’ve yet to meet a California native that found long term happiness in the South.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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JayT

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#1474 posted 392 days ago

Glad you like them, Ian.

I’ll let you guys keep all parts of California, if I can keep the wide open spaces of the Great Plains.

-- "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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bondogaposis

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#1475 posted 392 days ago

I lived in Orange County once, worst year of my life. I’m never going back there. MT is the best place I’ve ever lived.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Don Broussard

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#1476 posted 390 days ago

Got mine today from jap. His letter tells that his first gauge was damaged in shipping and returned to him. The blade was missing, so he hurriedly made a new blade and reshipped.

Now on to the showing:

Very well packaged; made of wenge; very solid; feels good in the hand; no finish (which I like); blade is very sharp; capable of marking up to a bit over 2”. The blade end of the beam has a small dado into which the blade sits. The other end of the beam is notched for a pencil to ride in (I wish I’d included that feature on JayT’s). Overall, very well made and excellent craftsmanship. Thanks, jap!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Brandon

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#1477 posted 390 days ago

I love the way the wenge looks (don’t love working it though). Overall, a pretty sweet gauge.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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JayT

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#1478 posted 390 days ago

Looks good, Don. Glad you got your gauge.

-- "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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bondogaposis

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#1479 posted 390 days ago

Another classic, great gauge.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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waho6o9

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#1480 posted 390 days ago

Worth the wait. I’m glad you received your gauge and like the ability
to use a pencil as well.

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Don W

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#1481 posted 390 days ago

ok guys. Branon raised my pay and offered benefits, so I guess I now hold the shop made tool swap aton.

I’ll start a new thread next week, but I’ve heard a few different suggested dates. Any chance we can get a consciences on a time frame?

Also start pm’ing me your vote on the tool. Just a note, if it doesn’t say “Hand plane” and it gets lost, its not my fault.

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

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shampeon

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#1482 posted 390 days ago

I think Marcus received my gauge, but I’ve been waiting to post the project until he posts here.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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ShaneA

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#1483 posted 390 days ago

I will be in the handplane camp too. Itried to vote early and often on the last one and still couldn’t rig it. Whatever time frame is fine by me.

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waho6o9

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#1484 posted 390 days ago

LOL

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terryR

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#1485 posted 390 days ago

Any time frame is good with me. I only suggested 4 months from now to avoid the xmas shipping mahem. Too many folks waited till the last week or so to mail this time around…c’mon guys! (still waitin here)

I’m voting for planes, too, but should we include infills or woodies only? Gonna be hard to compare apples with oranges…but I’d be stupid to complain if DonW draws my name and sends an overstuffed infill. :)

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

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bondogaposis

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#1486 posted 390 days ago

Before jumping into the next swap, is this swap declared “Done”. Has anyone been left out? Any gauges, Missing in Action?

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Boatman53

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#1487 posted 390 days ago

Sounds like Terry is still waiting.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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Gatorjim

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#1488 posted 390 days ago

Hand planes? I may have to step back and watch this one.

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

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ShaneA

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#1489 posted 390 days ago

This is the gauge I got from Jay (Cosmicsniper) Pretty sweet…

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Cosmicsniper

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#1490 posted 390 days ago

Thanks for posting those, Shane.

I’m for a hand plane exchange…at least at some point. I think that’s a good extension of the skills we’ve learned to this point.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Brandon

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#1491 posted 390 days ago

Krenov style planes aren’t too difficult and are pretty sweet:

http://www.hocktools.com/PI.htm

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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shampeon

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#1492 posted 390 days ago

I can attest that making a Kreov-ish plane isn’t that hard. Square stock, a table saw, a drill, a rod, and a blade are all you need to make a basic one. It took me just a couple hours total to make my son’s plane.

If we do decide on shop-made planes, I can make a few extra blades for folks.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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Don Broussard

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#1493 posted 389 days ago

@Ian—Wood or steel blades (just joking)? I saw the plane you made for your son and it’s awesome!

I might take you up on the blade offer if the hand plane is selected as the next tool for the swap. It looks like the plane is winning so far, but we’ll see after Tool Swap No. 4 Moderator DonW starts the poll.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Airframer

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#1494 posted 389 days ago

Would we decide on a specific type of plane or just hand plane as a general category? Only curious because I have a few ideas that aren’t block smoothers.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Airframer

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#1495 posted 389 days ago

Oh and Terry.. are you still waiting on a marking gauge?

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Don Broussard

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#1496 posted 389 days ago

@AF—My suggestion is to make the project a wooden body hand plane of a certain size range (like 12-16” or so) and leave the guts up to the builder. Do you think that would work?

EDIT—I don’t mean to barge in on DonW’s territory as moderator. Sorry.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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shelly_b

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#1497 posted 389 days ago

I’m ready to do the next one. Let’s make the deadline next month…I don’t want to wait 4 months to get one lol. j/k. It is hard to wait though. I haven’t even mastered the technique of using hand planes(other than the block plane) so this will definately be a challenge. Maybe I will be better at using a plane that isn’t a cheapo…

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stan3443

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#1498 posted 389 days ago

I vote for a plane

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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Gatorjim

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#1499 posted 389 days ago

I don’t know about a plane but would love a helicopter.

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

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Boatman53

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#1500 posted 389 days ago

I hope it doesn’t need to be in the 12” plus range ‘cause I almost never use anything that long. My go to plane beyond block planes is a #3. A longer plane is of no advantage on curved boat parts.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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