Little Jobs for the Shop

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Over the last week or so I’ve been doing some odd jobs around the shop.
A new handle for my bench vice – beech with walnut caps. I got the bench secondhand and the hand was a bit short, a bit thin with nasty plastic end caps !!
A chisel mallet which I turned from a bit of wood I got from my good friend & fellow LJ, Rick Koorman. I can’t remember the species (Rick might remember), it turned like crap but it’s nice and heavy so it’ll do the job !! And I’ve enough left for about another 10, so I shouldn’t run out….!!
Lastly, I made a new handle (tote) & knob for my Stanley No.4C. It’s a plane I bought when I first came to The Netherlands. I needed one to do a quick job around the house and didn’t want to spend too much. Since I got it, I’ve wanted to replace the nasty plastic handles (also pictured) but never got round to it. Well at long last…....!! I used some beautiful cherry (if it’s good enough for LN…..) which I also got from my mate Rick….....thanks !!!!

-- If you can't be good at it !!!!!

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 10:32 PM

Great job. I love these projects.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#2 posted 05-01-2012 11:33 PM

Great assortment of projects, sometimes we have to step back and take care of the essentials. I like the chisel mallet, for something that was pain to turn it came out really good, and the handle for the plane is cool.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 11:22 AM

You did a nice job. Isn’t it nice to not use the plastic tote and knob? Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 12:22 PM

Nice work; improving the tools and the workshop should never be far from any woodworkers mind.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 12:23 PM

Couple of nice projects there falconwood, thanks for making my country a little less plasticky.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 02:43 PM

Nice bunch of work. I’ve got to make a new mallet. Thanks 4 the inspiration!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 07:43 PM

I like those projects – nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 05-06-2012 10:39 AM

Thanks guys, glad you like my little maintenance projects !!
Vakman, it’s a pleasure to keep The Netherlands a little less plasicky. Looks as if, like me you’ve strayed to foreign shores.

-- If you can't be good at it !!!!!

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