LumberJocks

hand made wookworking tools

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by roadrunner0925 posted 09-23-2009 05:21 PM 3021 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View roadrunner0925's profile

roadrunner0925

43 posts in 2375 days


09-23-2009 05:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question tip plane

would anyone with knowledge please share with me where i can get plans, diagrams, etc. on how to make a machinest square, a sliding bevel gauge, mallet, and the like. i have googled what i thought would direct me to the right place but have had no luck. any help in direction is greatky appreciated. thx, wm

-- wm, brandon,ms


7 replies so far

View lew's profile

lew

10166 posts in 2509 days


#1 posted 09-23-2009 05:26 PM

Someone here posted a home made square the other day. Maybe a search of this site will help you find something. I don’t remember seeing any sliding bevel squares but there are a lot of mallets here.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View bobdurnell's profile

bobdurnell

306 posts in 2651 days


#2 posted 09-23-2009 05:52 PM

roadrunner0925—I’ve made a range of sliding bevels or as Norm says ” my bevel square”. In 1985 I made my first one that has a 12 in blade and a body of ebony then I swithched to Cocobolo. I also made a big one with a 24 inch blade. My LJ bro needed it to help him on boat work. Oh, I almost forgot I sent one to Norm in ‘85 and he still uses it. I also gave one to the late Sam Maloof and I know he used it because when I visited him once it was all beat up. If you would like more information from me I’d gladly help you in the message formate of LJ’s. Take care, bob

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

View spindle's profile

spindle

11 posts in 1926 days


#3 posted 09-23-2009 09:08 PM

View Mike Lingenfelter's profile

Mike Lingenfelter

502 posts in 2868 days


#4 posted 09-23-2009 09:10 PM

Woodworking Magazine just ran an great article on making wooden Try-squares. I think it was in their Autumn 2009.

I’ve also seen articles in ShopNotes on making all of the above, in past issues.

View Jim Crockett (USN Retired)'s profile

Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

852 posts in 2487 days


#5 posted 09-24-2009 04:25 AM

FineWoodworking also has several articles on home-made tools but I think you need a subscription to their online site to access them.

I have a book on hand-made tools but I can’t get to it right now. Will find it later and provide the title in another message.

Also, Wood Magazine’s WoodStore has a section, Collector Series Hand Tools, with plans you can purchase

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

View roadrunner0925's profile

roadrunner0925

43 posts in 2375 days


#6 posted 09-24-2009 05:22 AM

thank you all very much! this has become a mission of mine. i appreciate all of your responses. wm

-- wm, brandon,ms

View rance's profile

rance

4149 posts in 1914 days


#7 posted 11-01-2013 04:51 AM

I know this thread is old, but here’s two I made:

Click for details

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase