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Forum topic by JCamp posted 12-08-2016 06:33 PM 1225 views 1 time favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JCamp

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12-08-2016 06:33 PM

I’m just starting out. I doubt I’ll ever be anywhere near as good as most of the folks here. I do really like the idea of building some of my own tools I’ve drooled over the “steam punk miterbox” that Derek cohen done. If you’ve created some tools to work with how about posting a pic?
Thanks

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might


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ralbuck

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#1 posted 12-08-2016 07:01 PM

Do not be afraid to modify existing tolls for your own needs.

Modify a cheap one first to see if your modification works well; then do the better one after the testing phase.

I have modified a lot of my hand tools and even some minor modifications on some of my power tools.

If you change the shape of a $3 screwdriver and it does not you are only out $3, but if it does well then do the better one for a longer lasting tool.

Good luck and we will be interested in the modifications/ new ideas you do! That is how all inventions occur; somebody using/doing a job thinks of a better way!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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LittleShaver

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#2 posted 12-14-2016 06:58 PM

Year before last Io decided to do something I’d always wanted to do. Build a tool Box and fill it only with tools I made. Here are the pictures of the results. Won a Blue Ribbon and Judge’s Choice award at the Colorado State Fair. Had a lot of fun doing it and learned more than one or two things along the way. Still some empty spaces to fill, but the kit is fairly complete the way it is. I keep it handy in the shop and use the tools on a regular basis.

-- Sawdust Maker

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 12-14-2016 07:05 PM

Lots of homemade tools around here… not a lot of pictures of them though :(

Hmmm… would this be considered a ‘tool’ ?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 12-15-2016 12:52 AM

Small cut off sled for table saw.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 12-15-2016 01:05 AM

I’ve made a few tools for the shop.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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bandit571

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#6 posted 12-15-2016 01:18 AM

Just a little edge plane..

Can make up to an inch wide rebate, by setting the fence.

Worked quite well..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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JCamp

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#7 posted 01-09-2017 12:40 AM

Those r some fine looking tools. I need to build me a tool box lik that at some point. An you folks that make ur own handplanea amaze me.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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JCamp

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#8 posted 03-01-2017 09:57 PM

Bump

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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JayT

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#9 posted 03-01-2017 10:04 PM

A couple smoothing planes, part of the recent Shop Made Tool Swap. Lots of great ideas there that were traded around if you look here

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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TheFridge

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#10 posted 03-01-2017 10:06 PM

And the mallets floating around. No pics though.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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KelleyCrafts

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#11 posted 03-01-2017 11:45 PM

I’m not sure what tools specifically you’re looking for but here is my latest.

Then my toolbox/mobile workbench in my projects section.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/271722

There’s more but searching will show tons of stuff.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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waho6o9

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#12 posted 03-01-2017 11:51 PM

Planed the top of an entrance door with my plane and it worked well.

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JCamp

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#13 posted 03-02-2017 12:23 AM

Ki7hy- wasn’t really looking for anything specific. I just thought it would b a good forum for folks to show their tools that they built and for others to steal their ideas. Lol.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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Ron Aylor

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#14 posted 03-02-2017 02:20 PM

Here’s a shop made hackberry and mahogany depth gauge …
 

 
... and a small chisel plane … made on the fly!
 

 
Some more of my shop made tools:

           Spill Plane
           Old Woman's Tooth
           Kerfing Plane
           Scraper Plane
           Spring-pole lathe
           Hand Crank Drill Press

 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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JoeinGa

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#15 posted 03-02-2017 04:25 PM

Mine aren’t always all that fancy, but they’re useful (at least to me)
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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