Shop made tools

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  • #10411
    Dave
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    Am in the process of building a big tool chest and discovered in my newness to all this that I lack some basic tools/appliances for assisting in this undertaking.  So I decided over the weekend to make some rather important items.  Making 24 inch x 40 inch panels for a tool box dictates the need for winding sticks and a longish straightedge.

    After seeing Pauls latest dovetail caddy made out of mahogany I picked up 4 feet of the stuff and made some winding sticks.  I really like that wood, its really nice oiled up and smells nice when planing it.   The straightedge is walnut.   I’ve got plans for a panel gauge made out of walnut and have begun the process of using Gregory’s design.

     

    -Canada

    #10447
    dpaul
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    I really love the look of shop made tools.  Much cooler than factory built.

    Nice job, motivates me to give it a try.

    D. Paul

    #10449
    Mark Armstrong
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    Look great well done

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #10458
    STEVE MASSIE
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    Those turned out really nice, I have to find some decent wood some where. I do not live in a wood haven unfortunately.  What size and thickness did you end up using ?

     

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #10459

    Beautiful, fast, simple))) Liked))  I hope I will finished my  tomorrow, I’m slow….very slow((

    Toronto, Canada

    #10463
    Greg Merritt
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    Dave…those are very nice!  Are they based on the ones in Jim Toplin’s book?

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    #10466
    Dave
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    Gregory et al. 🙂

    Yeah they are based off the ones in Tolpins book.  They are so simple to make, I was all worried at first because I was intimidated by “winding sticks” and “straight edges” but they are just boards/sticks, planed down even and smooth and square.  Simple really,  All are just 3/4 inch stock.  The winding sticks are just tapered as described in the book, the straight edge is planed down to about 5/8 and shaped.

    -Canada

    #10644
    kelly
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    Which book by Jim Toplin are you guys referring to?

    Texas, USA

    #10646
    Greg Merritt
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