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Mosquito

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09-09-2015 03:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lumberjock swap shop made tool

Some of the participants in the previous shop made tool swap have started to roll ideas around to come up with something for the next swap item. We’re thinking something maybe a little more “out of the normal” swap items this time around.

We’ve done:
  • Planes (twice)
  • Mallets (twice)
  • Saws
  • Marking gauges
  • Marking knives
  • Dovetail related tools
  • Measuring Marking/Layout
  • Boxes a few times (though mostly independent of the “shop made tool swap” group)
Some ideas so far:
  • Grease Pot
  • Measuring Marking or Layout
  • Restored vintage tool
  • Cutting board
  • Levels
  • Plumb Bobs
  • Clamps/vises
  • Bench Hooks/Brushes/Accessories
  • Re-purposed Tools (Saw blade scrapers, screw drivers from chisel, etc)
  • Box Swap
  • Shop Art
  • Screw drivers
  • Turning tools
  • Wooden Toys
  • Card scraper sets (card scrapers, burnisher and file holder)
  • Frame saws
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Squares

Voting is set up here, pick up to 3: http://kwiksurveys.com/s/TxQlMNw7
Password (Case sensative) is: LJSwap

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com


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terryR

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#1 posted 09-09-2015 03:18 PM

cool idea, Mos!

Wooden vises could be fun?

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

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Mosquito

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#2 posted 09-09-2015 03:22 PM

That’s what I was thinking, something more like a “benchtop vise” or “appliance” as I’ve seen them referred to as. Something like what you posted, or maybe a smaller benchtop moxon, or bench on bench, etc. Could be fun, but I ‘m partially fearful of shipping lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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CL810

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#3 posted 09-09-2015 03:51 PM

Levels are fun to make. I made this pocket size level one day when i got sick of using a cheap plastic level.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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Tugboater78

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#4 posted 09-09-2015 04:23 PM

Oh..

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#5 posted 09-09-2015 04:30 PM

Vices and or levels sound cool..

Also we did to measuring marking/layout (once)
Clamps could be tough on shipping costs.. (Long Packages.. no pun intended)

-- 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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Mosquito

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#6 posted 09-09-2015 04:32 PM

We did Jordan, but I couldn’t remember if that was the dovetail related one I was thinking of or not. I added it to the list anyway.

Yeah, clamps could get tough, unless they were smaller clamps or wood screw clamps or something

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#7 posted 09-09-2015 05:13 PM

Bench hooks?
That level is sweet, CL810!

-- God bless, Candy

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chrisstef

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#8 posted 09-09-2015 05:14 PM

Bench brushes would be kinda cool too. Maybe I can join a swap again now that ive gots me a proper bench to work on.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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CFrye

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#9 posted 09-09-2015 05:21 PM

Miniature planes! I would love to see someone build a mini rabbit plane like this

-- God bless, Candy

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Mosquito

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#10 posted 09-09-2015 05:27 PM

lol A rabbet plane. I wonder if it actually works? That wedge looks huge for the size of the opening lol

I added bench hooks and brushes to the list of ideas

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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Hammerthumb

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#11 posted 09-09-2015 05:33 PM

I voted for levels last time. I was not planning to be in the next swap due to some ongoing back problems, but might reconsider if we do levels. Don’t want to sway anyone else’s decision though.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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john2005

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#12 posted 09-09-2015 06:28 PM



That s what I was thinking, something more like a “benchtop vise” or “appliance” as I ve seen them referred to as. Something like what you posted, or maybe a smaller benchtop moxon, or bench on bench, etc. Could be fun, but I m partially fearful of shipping lol

- Mosquito

Agree on both counts. I like the idea but would hate to see the shipping bill.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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waho6o9

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#13 posted 09-09-2015 10:50 PM

Good one Candy!

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jeffswildwood

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#14 posted 09-09-2015 11:06 PM

We had a box swap last year also. Fun!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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daddywoofdawg

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#15 posted 09-10-2015 12:17 AM

How about something from some thing else.
Scraper from a saw blade
screw driver from a chisel
plane hammer from plumbing parts
you get the drift.
or clamps and vise,near have enough of those.

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