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First project with all hand tools

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Project by GrumpyCub posted 10-15-2021 09:44 PM 461 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother-in-law asked for a simple set of hooks that she can hang her collection of purses on. As I began to think about the birthday project, I thought it would be a good chance to work on my hand tool skills. Not a complicated project at all, but I have really been enjoying using hand tools and this seemed like a good opportunity.

The wood was reclaimed from some old solid doors that my church replaced. The hand drill pictured is an old Millers Falls that was my grandfather’s.

Mom likes the hooks and I got a little practice. Win, win.

Thanks for looking!





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Eric

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#1 posted 10-16-2021 02:12 AM

Simple cleans lines, and a great project for hand tools. That receives an “A+”

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 10-16-2021 02:28 AM

Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#3 posted 10-16-2021 02:24 PM



Simple cleans lines, and a great project for hand tools. That receives an “A+”

- Eric

Thank you!

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#4 posted 10-16-2021 02:24 PM



Nice work.

- swirt

Thank you!

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#5 posted 10-17-2021 01:22 PM

It’s great to challenge yourself and even better when you win as in this project

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 10-17-2021 02:14 PM

Very nice I think it’s a great idea to try your hands-on project in ways you haven’t done before, Well done!

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#7 posted 10-17-2021 03:00 PM

very nice results.
Also very glad to see an inlaw relationship working well.
Now I am trying to decide if this handtool only project starting with dimensioned lumber instead of hacking down a tree by hand is ok, or if I am just trying to deny my jerk side?

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#8 posted 10-17-2021 03:07 PM



very nice results.
Also very glad to see an inlaw relationship working well.
Now I am trying to decide if this handtool only project starting with dimensioned lumber instead of hacking down a tree by hand is ok, or if I am just trying to deny my jerk side?

- defrosted

Lol – well it was hand tool only once I got the wood. Having said that, the wood came from an exterior door that had stood in the weather for 40 years. It was twisted pretty bad so I flattened, jointed, dimensioned all by hand. Then proceeded with curves, holes, round overs etc…by hand :-)

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#9 posted 10-17-2021 03:08 PM

Thanks to all for very kind comments!

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#10 posted 10-17-2021 03:11 PM

ok, that is a lot more hand work than i anticipated. very nice work.

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#11 posted 10-19-2021 08:00 PM

I understand the nostalgia and challenge but I just can’t use old, slow tools. It would be like typing a 4 page email on an old (non-electric) typewriter instead of a computer. After the first few sentences of pecking away key by key I would be like “yeah, this ain’t happening” and throw it across the room.
I too have some of my Grandfathers tools…..... DISPLAYED ON THE WALL in my shop where they belong. When I pull out my Festoll Domino I look at those tools, smile and say “You would have used it to Gramps if it was invented while you were still alive.”
Knock your socks off if you truly enjoy it but you have my sympathies. :)

Nice purse display rack by the way. It turned out well.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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