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Derek Cohen

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1900 days ago

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

2366 posts in 2387 days


#1 posted 1899 days ago

Keep on posting them, please?

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

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Blake

3432 posts in 2376 days


#2 posted 1899 days ago

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

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

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Thos. Angle

4433 posts in 2464 days


#3 posted 1899 days ago

very well done, show us more

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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MrChips

12 posts in 1899 days


#4 posted 1899 days ago

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

167 posts in 2470 days


#5 posted 1899 days ago

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

14124 posts in 2092 days


#6 posted 1899 days ago

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

167 posts in 2470 days


#7 posted 1899 days ago

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

2366 posts in 2387 days


#8 posted 1899 days ago

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

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

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dennis mitchell

3994 posts in 2816 days


#9 posted 1899 days ago

wow…now that is art!

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Will Mego

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#10 posted 1899 days ago

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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Cantputjamontoast

319 posts in 1934 days


#11 posted 1897 days ago

Holy smokes!!!!!!!

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 2801 days


#12 posted 1897 days ago

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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cabinetmaster

10874 posts in 2059 days


#13 posted 1897 days ago

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

30 posts in 1957 days


#14 posted 1897 days ago

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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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 1897 days ago

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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