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A Clean Shop #1: A New Shop Cabinet

11-12-2007 11:25 PM by Tim Dorcas | 0 comments »

The last two months or so, the shop has been a mess. Partly this is due to not having a place to put all of my lumber but the bigger part is I have had no place to put the larger equipment. Recently in one of the woodworking magazines they built a shop cabinet that housed the same type equipment I was trying to organize. They built it with spruce and peg board. I had some left over melamine (melamine that just happened to match all of the other cabinets in the shop) so I went to work with a d...

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home made tools

02-16-2014 06:27 PM by Lazy_K | 4 comments »

Hi;seems like showing off one’s Shop built or home-made tools is de rigueur here so I’ll get it over with fast!Over the years I have built many tools and jigs. some were failures, most were not.The main thing is there are a lot of tools that you could buy, but also that you could just make! like marking gauges and scratch stocks, for starters. I don’t expect making your own saw to be everyones cuppa, nor making your own hand plane, but big compasses and other marking tools, ...

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Tool Gloat: Brass Purfling Channel Cutter

10-18-2018 10:18 AM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

This is essentially a specialized cutting gauge that is used to cut a thin channel in the edge of a violin so that laminated purfling can be inserted. There are several types of these available, but I wanted this one made of brass. Even though I’m not even close to creating a violin, at least I have a tool to help spur me along on my journey. The tool above the cutter is a thin specialized chisel used to dig out the material after the cutter digs the path. This gives...

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Easy made snow gauge

11-06-2013 08:56 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

This is a great project to get the kids involved. Also with the upcoming weather you can now keep track of how much snow you get. Total project cost $5. See the video here.

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #15: Improved bow hair gauge out of brass

01-13-2017 08:09 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

My first hair gauge [link] wasn’t quite what I wanted it to be so I kept an upgrade in the back of my head. The other night I spotted this string gauge [Below] and it inspired me to make something extremely similar to measure bow hair. I made this new hair gauge using brass strip 1/2 inch wide and about 2 inches long. I used a wood coffee stirer to space them apart about 1/16 of an inch and soldered a brass cleat along one edge on both sides. Then I cleaned it up with my benc...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #6: Brass hair gauge

01-04-2017 02:41 AM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

What’s a hair gauge you ask? When a luthier re-hairs a violin bow, or a bow of any of the other bowed instruments, they don’t just cram a bunch of horse hair into the little anchor holes. There is a certain yet indefinite amount of hair required for each type of bow. Greatly experienced professionals can pretty much gauge it by their hands, but some like to do it scientifically. Hair gauges are available for purchase and there are several types. There’s even...

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Work(shop) in Progress #16: Incra 998SE Miter Gauge

08-20-2008 04:42 AM by PurpLev | 11 comments »

So I am building a box frame using box-joints. I have my Incra 1000SE miter gauge setup with the stop block to cut the side pieces to length, and I’m all done with that. Time to cut the box joints. So I swap the blade on the table saw with my new (only used once before) Dado blade, I attach my homemade high fence for making box joints onto the Incra 1000 fence, and I’m ready to start cutting. If you’ve followed the details up to this point – you might have ...

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Huge Estate Sale - 300+ Planes!

01-22-2013 03:31 AM by grfrazee | 2 comments »

This past weekend there was an estate sale in Ottawa, IL. The owner of the estate apparently was a huge tool collector, because there were more planes on sale there than I’ve ever seen in my life. For example, the owner had five No. 113s, at least five #12s, more block and bench planes than I could keep track of, and the ever elusive and ever-so-tiny Stanley #1. Since I’ve been looking for a few things, I figured I might as well make the 1:15 drive from Downers Grove and ...

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Two more brass toys--Um, Tools!

04-28-2016 04:50 PM by Dave Rutan | 8 comments »

This is sort of a continuation of an old blog about 3 Shopbuilt Brass Tools. I recently made these two little tools out of brass strip, 1/16 in. thick by 1/2 inch wide by 12 inches long. I wanted to make a small brass bevel gauge ever since I saw one that Mads made. The Pythagorean gauge I only recently found accidentally here on Lumberjocks.. Its usefulness is probably marginal, but it’s certainly a conversation starter. It measures just under 8 inches long. The be...

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Tools #3: Incra Mitre Express / Incra 1000SE Mitre Gauge - VIDEO

06-02-2007 05:13 AM by mot | 12 comments »

I wanted to add to the mitre gauge posts. Wayne posted a photo tour of the Jessem System, and David posted initial impressions of the Kreg System. The incra 1000SE is seen here in the Incra Miter Express sled. Both are available at Woodpeck.com You can see the kerf where the mitre sled straddles the blade in the tablesaw allowing for the cutoff piece to be coplanar with the workpiece. This decreases the chance of the saw flinging the cutoff piece back. The Incra guage is adjutab...

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