suggested tools

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  • #16685
    Eddy Flynn
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    hi Paul /team have you ever compiled a list of suggested tools that you think are necessary or would benefit the people that take on this journey you call working wood

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #16686
    jgust747
    Participant

    Hi Eddy

    Take a look at Paul’s blog you will find your answer there.

    http://paulsellers.com/2011/12/my-essential-tools/
    and
    http://paulsellers.com/series/buying-good-tools-cheap/

    Dallas, Texas

    #16688
    Eddy Flynn
    Participant

    thanks Johan

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #16695
    dborn
    Participant

    That is an interesting list, just wish I known about it before I started buying tools… Oh well. I am surprised there is no talk about block planes…

    #16713
    Mexiquite
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    #16716
    Mexiquite
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    #16719
    Charles Cleland
    Participant

    Beware that these hammers come in different sizes and thus, different weights. I see two of them listed here, with two different sizes. I remember reading somewhere which size Paul recommends, but can’t recall where.

    Washington State, USA
    My own humble blog:
    http://toolsofourfathers.wordpress.com/

    #16722
    Paul Sellers
    Keymaster

    Caleb,
    It looks as though the hammer source is making more money on its shipping than its hammer now. We’ve done more to sell their hammer than their own sales team. I’d like to find a company that is more down to earth on shipping and that American add-on “handling” that seems like a licence to print your own money sometimes.

    #16723
    Paul Sellers
    Keymaster

    I use the 712 1 1/2lb 38mm or 11/2″ dia.

    #16725
    cpetersen1970
    Participant

    Agreed on the shipping and handling issue Paul. It seems disingenuous to advertise something for a certain price presented as being exceptional or very low and then charge as much for shipping as for the item itself or even more.

    #16734
    Charles Cleland
    Participant

    I can identify with the annoyance with shipping. I just ordered 2 plough plane irons (For my Stanley #45 combination plane) and what I hope from the description is an iron and chip breaker for a #5 plane direct from Stanley. The website wasn’t very good, descriptions were awful, but the really annoying thing was that the shipping was $10.99…for an order that was $18. Throw in tax and it was over $30. On the plus side I’m hoping my order will be here quickly, if they are charging sales tax they must have some facilities in my state, hopefully it’s the parts warehouse and not the corporate headquarters or some such.

    Washington State, USA
    My own humble blog:
    http://toolsofourfathers.wordpress.com/

    #16735
    Charles Cleland
    Participant

    I also just looked at the Vaughn Tools website, which makes a comparable hammer that is distributed here in the US. The price is $1 more, but the shipping to my location is less than $8 (FedEx to boot). More importantly,, it only goes up by a few cents when you add an additional hammer to your cart and they sell their version of the other hammer Paul uses in the videos (Which I’ve purchased locally and like very much). So you could theoretically make the direct website of the company your one stop shop for one or both hammers, as well as different hardness’ of faces. Buying directly from the company might not save you money in this case, but it does take the middleman out of the equation which helps the maker. I’m thinking about ordering the hammer discussed here and a soft face for one of its sides for assembly. I like the 12 oz hammer, but a bit more heft would be useful I think.

    The Vaughn Part number is “NT 150” and can be found Do a search for “NT 150” on the website and the different faces all come up at the top.

    Washington State, USA
    My own humble blog:
    http://toolsofourfathers.wordpress.com/

    #16738
    Scott
    Participant

    I use a 12 oz Estwing Soft faced hammer that is available in any Home Depot (I believe) for around $15. Made in USA last I checked. Not exactly my color scheme, but the hickory handle is very comfortable.

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #16740
    dborn
    Participant

    I saw the cost of shipping for Thor hammer and refused to pay the shipping.. Thanks Scott for the tip, i will try home depot for the estwing hammer.. And I believe estwing is still made in the USA..

    #16751
    rusty
    Participant

    I got the craftsman 12 oz hammer just like the estwing one above but with a better colour scheme from sears in the usa. It was $15. Paul uses it for assembly mostly but the other head is excellent for a chisel hammer. Here is the link
    http://www.sears.com/craftsman-12-oz-plastic-tip-hammer/p-00938292000P?prdNo=20&blockNo=20&blockType=G20&PDP_REDIRECT=false&s_tnt=41486:3:0

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