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Forum topic by BurlyBob posted 04-03-2014 11:08 PM 1020 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2014 11:08 PM

So I saw another LJ had built a glue bottle holder. I tought I could dress it up a little. I built one for myself. So a neighbor came down to look at a bed I built my daughter. I showed her some my other projects. She saw my glue bottle holder and asked me to build her a smaller one. She went to her scrap book club and I got orders for 6 more, 15 to 20 more later I got enough cash to buy a brand new set of Two Cherries chisels. I got them from Jamestown distributing for $155 and change.

Well the night they show up I’m on the puter reading the pros and cons about how sharp they are and how they need to flattened and the whole myriad of issues folks have for these chisels. Me, being me I pulled one out, started playing with it and quickly proceeded to slice a small cut in my finger. Yeah I know what, I’m gonna put them to use before I start bitchin about them. They really look pretty fine and my finger can attest to the fact they are sharp out of the box. The acetone I used the next day cleaning up a plane the next day confirms this.

I’m planning a return trip to Germany in a couple of years. I intend to put a visit Remscheid on my list to visit along with other sites to see honest to god old world craftsmen do what they do. Anybody got suggestions, I’m all ears.

One other thing Jamestown service was awesome. I got these chisels in 4-5 days. These are the polished ones in a hardwood case.


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#1 posted 04-04-2014 01:26 AM

Sounds like you hit the jack pot with glue bottle holders ;-)

What are your plans for the chisels beside working on your fingers ? Got any specific projects planned?

What are they doing in Remscheid ?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 03:19 AM

Hi there Little buddy,

Well, as far as projects, a plane till cabinet, shop cabinets, a really cool workbench. After that the worlds the limit. Remscheid is were they make Krischen, Two Cherries, chisels. I’m also starting a list of places where I can watch/learn from true old world craftsmen, how they work wood. One of the other projects is to hand carve that quotation of yours by D.H. Lawrence and hang it in my garage/shop. I just haven’t figured out a good wood or a font for the lettering. You got any ideas? As far as the glue bottle holders. They were hot for a couple of weeks, sadly that demographic came to an end.

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#3 posted 04-04-2014 06:27 AM

Maybe you flooded the market? After all, the market is a lot smaller than the one here in Seattle Tacoma Metro area ;-) Of course, yo get a lot more peace and quiet. Small price to pay for having to find a new product. What do the glue holders look like?

I thought that might be where your chisels came from.

I suppose the font depends on how good a carver you are or how high your risk tolerance is ;-) . To pick a couple form Microsoft Office, Arial will be a lot easier than Monotype Corsiva, but something with a little style will be a lot more eye pleasing than plain old block letters.

Is the sign going to hang outside? I would use cedar outside and probably inside to for a sign. You certainly don’t want a lot olf knots or goofy grain in the way of carving letters.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 04-06-2014 03:24 AM

The idea of the holders I got from another LJ. He made a small box with a whole in the top for the bottle to stand upside down, that way the glue’s at the top and you don’t have to shake the daylights of it to get the glue there. I thought I could dress that up a bit. I cut a piece of 1×6 square then into an octagon. I cut a piece of the 1×6 to 4 1/2” square then into an octagon also. Made a 2” square box glued all 3 together and drilled a whole in the top one. I also used a 1/4” round over bit with a little step to it on the top and bottom. I offset the points of the octagons so they line up on the sides not the points. They are really nothing to fancy, but apparently the gals at the scrap book club took a shine to ‘em. The beauty was they didn’t have to be 100% perfect, no time limit and no pressure. Oh yeah, I got rid of a lot of little annoying scrapes in my shop.

Still kicking the sign and font idea around. Being as I’m retired like you, I got loads of time to think about things. I also got loads of time to figure out how to put things off till later. I’m getting pretty good at that!!

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#5 posted 04-06-2014 04:07 AM

Sounds like a good idea to keep those scrappers humming ;-)

I love time without monetary value. I have been too expensive my whole life. Now I can procrastinate all week long!

have you cut any wood with them?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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