Dovetail Tools (for the elderly)

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Project by griph0n posted 02-08-2012 02:49 AM 2438 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not an elder yet in any real statistical way, just feeling old after cutting 100 or so dovetails.

The moxon vice is the suprise. I needed it to cut the dovetails on the blanket chest 20” boards and it turned out the thing is a back saver. Lifting the board up so I can stand up is sheer genius.

The light stand with the swiveling goosenecks saves me swiveling my stiff bullneck around looking for a knife mark.

Last but not least “I’m not old and I don’t need glasses, the print in this newspaper is just getting smaller!” is no longer heard echoing from the bathroom. I don’t really have arms too short, my wife was just getting tired of me stealing her glasses when the saws came off the rack. These little magnetic beauties are perfect for the shop. They hang off the neck without any danger of being pulled into a machine. They really shine at the table saw as I lean over to set up the fence with a ruler. I can see the 32nds without squinting. Doesn’t help me banging a too long board into place though.

The last one wasn’t really a project, just a good idea for the old at heart.

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 03:40 AM

Looks like a lot of work ,take it from someone old ,you ain’t seen or felt nothing yet :))


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#2 posted 02-08-2012 06:39 PM

Hello griph0n

I love your light stand

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 04:43 AM

Wow, at 28, these look like good ideas for my shop…..

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#4 posted 02-11-2012 04:31 AM

Looks like a keeper in mind project

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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