Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'handles'

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Shop-made collets for turning tools

12-05-2020 03:17 AM by TheDane | 8 comments »

You can use ordinary brass plumbing fittings to make your own collets for tool handles. The advantage of using this type of collet is that there are no set screws to damage the shanks on your tool shafts. I use these with Thompson Lathe Tools … unhandled tools from other toolmakers may work as well, I just have not tested them. I found the parts needed in the plumbing department at a local farm & home supply. Some stores have similar fittings, but the ones I found are ‘lead free’ an...

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Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)... #4: Which handed saw?

01-08-2020 02:23 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 4 comments »

Boys and Girls, We all like to brag about our achievements and sweep our failures under the carpet… well, my carpet has run out of space so I’ve decided to group my failures and mistakes under Stupid Ideas of the past (so far)…. Buying these types of handsaws with interchangeable hand grips, for different sized hand users. Stupidity was not buying the two saws or even interchangeable grips, but the same sized interchangeable hand grips on both saws. To boot, because of th...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #71: Odds and Ends around The Dungeon

05-19-2016 09:40 PM by retired_guru | 0 comments »

Yesterday I took a small cutt-off of the oak I had leftover from making Laszlo’s food and water dish and made a round mallet head from it on the lathe. Then I took a strip of hard maple that had been milled from a quarter split of 30 year old firewood and made a handle from it, also on the lathe. The maple stock wasn’t square in cross-section, giving me a rectangular shaped grip. I used sandpaper to soften the edges and give the handle a more comfortable shape. Because the ...

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Clearcut Chisels Restoration

08-04-2015 01:32 AM by Jorgearaujo | 8 comments »

Well it’s official I am hooked… restoring old tools is my new obsession. This time I found some old chisels, Clearcut brand, ever heard of it? Me either. I also couldn’t find much information on the brand online, I did find one post that mentioned they are from Montgomery Ward but I can’t be sure of that. No matter the steel feels good. Guess we will see if it holds an edge. I also shot a video of the restoration which can be viewed here.View on YouTube As you can ...

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Japanese Tool Box #5: Handles

04-11-2015 04:09 AM by ruddhess | 5 comments »

New saw cuts SO very smooth – glue-up quality! I’m very pleased! Gluing the second “handle” to the end. Handles are clamped and waiting for glue to dry. Bottom still has screws in place and will come out tomorrow some time when the glue has dried more. Starting to look really nice! I love this design – traditional Japanese carpenter tool box. Uh oh! I am such a nongerhead! The handle on one end was sticking up just a tad so I went to shave it down a b...

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steaming #2: Handles for bending strap

11-07-2014 07:36 PM by Lazy_K | 4 comments »

well I searched my garage for material appropriate to make handles/ends for my new steam bending strap. (re: Lee Valley)I was looking for a piece of 2×2 that was dark and possibly luan that I remember having. couldn’t find. then I looked through all of the stuff that I did have handy… beech, could be chair parts, osage, don’t want to waste it on something that’ll be left outside….spf .. to soft, oak (red or white) chair parts again. then I bumped into these....

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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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Got some scrap wood and a railroad spike? Make a drawknife....

06-04-2013 05:05 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 4 comments »

Drawknives. They can be expensive or cheap. They are used by green woodworkers and chairmakers (for the spindles). You can use them for taking bark off trees as well. With only a $1 railroad spike and some scrap lumber you can make your own drawknife. Also view a different way of placing handles on your homemade tools tangs. It must be noted that I do not condone taking railroad spikes off of tracks. It is illegal and you can get in serious trouble for theft and/or killed by a big freaking ...

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Drawknife from a file #1: planning handles

03-03-2013 07:37 AM by RobynHoodridge | 5 comments »

I was thinking of using an old file to make a drawknife blade.It’s pretty much the same size and shape.And made of the right steel.One would have to create a bevel and thus cutting edge. And flatten one face. Without overheating the steel. Like so:. But there’s a bit of a problem with a file – it doesn’t have handles or tangs to add handles to like a drawknife has.Of course, it’s possible to dedicate part of the file to becoming tangs:. But files aren’t tha...

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Turning Ice Cream Scoop handles.

01-10-2013 07:30 AM by PASs | 5 comments »

I did a couple of Ice cream scoop handles this afternoon.The second one took 30 minutes from grabbing the blank to ready to glue on the scoop.Here’s a quick photo log of the action (all times in Military format). 1. 1630, grabbed the blank and put it in the drill press to drill the hole for the scoop. 2. 1637, blank rounded. 3. 1639, tenon turned. 4. 1644, rough shaping done. 5. 1645, start sanding…80, 120, 180, 220, 320 grit. 6. 1648, finish sanding. 7....

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