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Forum topic by Derek Cohen posted 02-04-2009 04:23 PM 9654 views 23 times favorited 35 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Derek Cohen

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02-04-2009 04:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop made handtools

After a thread a few months back on shop made tools, I was recently asked to post a few of mine. Here are some…

Chamfer plane. This is a bevel up orientation in Jarrah with a 15 degree bed. The butterfly “knob” is deliberate so that adjustments may be made quickly. The blade is extended after each run until the profile/depth is reached …

This is a dovetail plane. I used a derelict skew rabbet plane as the base.

Old Woman’s Tooth (OWT), or router plane.

For perspective ..

Stairsaw…

Small carcase/tenon saw (10” crosscut) ...

Small bowsaw for dovetails ..

Small infill bevel up smoother from a Stanley #3 (a fantastic performer!) ..

30” razee jointer in Jarrah (60 degree bevel down) ..

A set of carving knives for a friend …

A dovetail marking knife and awl set ..

There are more if you are not bored! There are also tutorials on my website to make some of these tools.

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com


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John Gray

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#1 posted 02-05-2009 07:03 AM

Keep on posting them, please?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Blake

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#2 posted 02-05-2009 08:34 AM

WOW!!! Amazing and absolutely beautiful! I love them. Keep posting PLEASE!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 02-05-2009 02:44 PM

very well done, show us more

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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MrChips

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#4 posted 02-05-2009 03:18 PM

Beauty, and Function all in one. Nuff Said.

-- Retired 3M'r from Austin TX, Built 20"x 30" fixed Gantry CNC, Hobby Woodworker, Always have enjoyed tinkering with cars, current hobby car is a 1987 Fiero.

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Derek Cohen

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#5 posted 02-05-2009 03:45 PM

Let’s see ..

Mallets are easy.

A plane setting hammer, with brass and leather faces ..

Marking tools!

An infilled and dovetailed dovetail saddle (1:7 ratio – my favourite) ..

I received many requests to make these for others, so I looked for a less complex design. I came up with this, a brass saddle (1:5, 1:6, 1:7, 1:8). They were actually more work to file accurately ..

Did I say marking knife or marking knives? :)

My favourite user, in Olve and Jarrah ..

Fibonacci gauge, in Tasmanian Blackwood with handmade brass rivets..

Cutting gauge …

A fishtail chisel (for cleaning out corners of half-blind dovetails), in Tasmanian Blackwood ..

This was an entry in the Wood Central 2008 Tool Comp. Nah, didn’t win (but did get an honourable mention) – a brace and driver set in Jarrah and brass, in a She-oak toolbox-with-drawer ..

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com

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woodworm

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#6 posted 02-05-2009 04:04 PM

Every single piece of yor work is so beautiful. Great job, Derek Cohen!
Do you make “Straight Edge Rule” from wood?
Please continue…posting

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Derek Cohen

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#7 posted 02-05-2009 04:56 PM

Hi Woodworm

No straight edges in wood, although I do sometimes use these winding sticks as such ..

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com

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John Gray

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#8 posted 02-05-2009 05:12 PM

Incredible!!!!! PLEASE POST MORE if you have them?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 02-05-2009 05:14 PM

wow…now that is art!

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Will Mego

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#10 posted 02-05-2009 10:20 PM

On the infilled and dovetailed dovetail saddle, how are the pins secured, epoxy? Did you make them from tube brass stock or buy pins? (meaning also: Are they straight, tapered, etc)

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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#11 posted 02-07-2009 03:09 PM

Holy smokes!!!!!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 02-07-2009 03:19 PM

A great ensemble of tools, from a great craftsman.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#13 posted 02-07-2009 03:21 PM

WOW WHAT A COOLECTION of fine woodworking tools. My hats off to you. I have saved your website for future use. Keep up the fine posts and the beautiful work.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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woodbutcherer

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#14 posted 02-07-2009 04:27 PM

beautiful work! Most of my self made tools are just very…utilitarian (rough, and less than beautiful). Thanks for sharing!

-- POST NUBILA SOL - After clouds sunshine

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#15 posted 02-07-2009 05:21 PM

My tool-making is limited to using a stick to fish ants out of a hole. Your tool-making is something glorious. I perked up when I saw the topic entry and who posted it, and this post is waaay beyond expectations. I have a pile of OME irons left over after upgrading to Hock. This post starts fires in the imagination. Thanks so much for posting.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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