Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'handmade tools'

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Rosewood fretsaw

07-15-2012 03:52 PM by apprentice | 17 comments »

I have just completed this copy of a Victoria fretsaw, I made it in a day and a half using minimal tooling other than a bandsaw and a pillar drill press.The main frame is made from Honduran Rosewood with an Ebony brace bar handle and adjuster knob. The metal blade holders are made from stock silver steel 10.00mm and made is such a way that they are one piece for durability, there is a 12.00mm slot cut into the middle and a 6.00mm hole drilled at the bottom of this slot to allow the two hal...

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from Tree To Tool Kit.

07-11-2012 09:45 AM by apprentice | 21 comments »

My latest tool and project which I made in a day from a local wind blown Laburnum this cutting gauge.Measuring 4” by 3” by 1-3/16” with a 3/4” stick also from the same timber.The stick is secured by a disc and side plate setup from the rear of the block by a transverse 10.00mm nickel silver solid rod drilled to take a 6.00 thread which is intersected by an ebony knob which has the 6.00mm bolt cut to length and also threaded and glued into the timber.Inside the main bod...

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Woodworking Mallet (Carver's Mallet)

03-02-2018 10:23 PM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

I made these hand made woodworking mallets (Carver’s Mallet) from some leftover maple I cleaned up, laminated, then turned on the lathe. This is a great project for when you only have an hour or two to spend in the wood shop. Nothing better than making my own tools. Thanks for watching!

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