Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'handles'

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Better File handles

08-23-2007 03:40 AM by Karson | 15 comments »

Better File Handles – An article by Bob Patrick in December 1989 Vol. 2, Number 6 – Projects in Metal. A friend from the Mason – Dixon Woodworking club is getting ready to move and he was getting rid of all of his old issues of magazines. His wife suggested that I might want them instead of putting them in the trash. I got 3 boxes of old Fine Woodworking, Wood and Woodsmith along with some misc magazines. I was getting ready to pitch some of the magazines that I didn’t have any in...

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Dovetail chisels DIY (skewed, fishtail and left, right dovetail versions) blog #4: *Fitting handles on the chisels *

01-12-2011 03:24 PM by mafe | 26 comments »

Fitting handles on the chisels no fit, just hit! Intro:This first part will be how to mount the tang blades in the handles, and then a go go. Where we ended last, with a set of reborn chisel blades. The tube is cut up into smaller pieces, and these are grinded flat in the ends. Handles and ferrules.Next step was to drill holes in the handles, I forgot to photograph this one, but the this is how it’s done.First drill a small hole in the handle, this hole must have the ...

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Dovetail chisels DIY (skewed, fishtail and left, right dovetail versions) blog #5: *Paring and a Exocto science (for beginners...)*

03-06-2011 02:33 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Paring and a Exacto scienceok perhaps not science… just minding the grip. Intro:When using the chisels I realized I still had to reach for my other set to pare, and for smaller cuts, key holes and cleaning out it would be fine with a delicate cutting tool.Exacto knifes are not exactly science, but they are really easy to use, and you can sharpen and shape the blades as you wish fast on a grinder.So it was time to make an update on the dovetail chisel set! Excato knife, two...

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Dovetail chisels DIY (skewed, fishtail and left, right dovetail versions) blog #3: *Honing the chisel blades to new shapes *

01-12-2011 03:23 PM by mafe | 9 comments »

Honing the chisel blades to new shapes no cut, no pain Intro:This first part will be how to make the new bevels, and hone the blades. Where we ended last, with the old chisels and five brand new home made handles. One of the old blades, as you can see some of them needed a helping hand… With a marker I draw my layout on the blade, this one for the fish tail. Time for that Dremmel tool to get running again. I use this because they are quite fast, and do not prod...

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Dovetail chisels DIY (skewed, fishtail and left, right dovetail versions) blog #6: Upgrade of the set

03-27-2012 09:50 PM by mafe | 29 comments »

Upgrade of the setNow ready for really fine work. Why:Well… Ahhhh… Hmmmmm…Ok I admit it!!!Just for my pleasure, I love making tools, now I said it! So now my dovetail set is able to clean up really fine dovetails and also able to get in to half blinds and other for cleanup. Once again some old chisels of a nice quality, now some really narrow for cleanup and a 6mm for making a small dovetailed chisel.Separate the handles from the tang from the handle and the...

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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #6: Another Reason to hate finished handles.

05-08-2011 04:02 AM by RGtools | 6 comments »

I needed a new handle for my hewing hatchet, I have way too many projects right now to build one so I broke down and shelled out the 6 bucks for one. I always sand off the finish on my handles so I can just apply oil, the tool just feels better that way. It removes the bugs too.

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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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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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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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Saw File Handles

02-24-2012 09:09 PM by BigYin | 4 comments »

I needed new files to sharpen my saws and made these handles to fit. All files are by Nicholson. Two are tapered octagonal rosewood with brass ferrel turned from a brass heating nut.The other is turned from an Iroku door frame found in a builders skip (dumpster) The Six inch saw is 5/16 inch across the flats. The Seven inch saw (round handle) is 1/2 inch across the flats. The Eight inch saw (round handle) is 9/16 inch across the flats

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