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Forum topic by KCConst posted 03-27-2015 01:53 AM 938 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2015 01:53 AM

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I have been envious of the tool makers in the group so I thought I would make a few of my own..I’m not sure where the belong since they’re just for me working in my shop. I hope the right image shows up. Sorry my picture taking skills aren’t that good (I don’t prepare and consider lighting etc. I’d rather just work with wood.
so the mallet on the left is a dead blow type with 2 golf ball sized cavities with about 80% filled with steel be sized shot.the handle is a wedge type that I have come to like seeing here in LJ from the “little tapper” influence. Handle is white oak, cherry and some beautiful walnut burl. I also drilled out a 3^ forstner pocket about 1/16 deep to accept a circle cut of soft tanned leather.

I also made a awl with a twist. Heated the steel twisted it , then I heat treated for case hardening and cool ground it. The handle it a gob of left over walnut. I love the appearance of walnut sap wood (UNSTEAMED) against its natural dark Missouri heartwood.

The 3rd tool was a small saw. I had Japanese pull saw break a few teeth so I salvaged a segment of it, cut a slot in a 3/8” dia. piece of brass and a walnut burl handle. I’ll use it for everything requiring clean cuts and precision.
the next tool was a chisel mallet. White oak, walnut, and a spiral cut relief that I filled with epoxy. I was trying to make some epoxy turn blue using chalk dust but could only get it to a green-blue.

Finally again in the vein of the “little tapper” wedge handle, I used a couple 1/4” (or less) rips of straight grain white oak with a walnut wedge. The head I just turned some glued up white oak and cherry. I was thirsty so the keg shape seemed appropriate. The real awakening was the leather wrapped handle. Extremely comfortble.. I’ll be doing more of those. A nice tender soft grip.

-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden

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#1 posted 03-27-2015 02:01 AM

Well done KC.

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#2 posted 03-27-2015 02:07 AM

Good looking tools, Maybe the projects page better place to post?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 03-27-2015 05:27 PM

Nicely done. It’s fun to make the tools you use. Lots of people post these as projects, since after all you made them with wood, but this seems ok too.

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