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  1. I made Jay Bates' air filter cart.

    I've been wanting to build a air filter for my shop for quite some time now. Recently I found a working furnace fan and motor at a junk shop for $20. I looked around online for ideas and I liked Jay Bates' design. I liked his cart idea so you could wheel it to a tool. I had all the wood I needed...
  2. Scrap Marking Gauges

    Needed new a marking gauge, and a mortise marking gauge, so I set out to build some out of scrap for a job that needed them. Scrap oak was used, and these were made using only hand tools. The screws were just old bolts that I had laying around. I ground a nail to a sharp point before driving it...
  3. Chisel Plane Made From Firewood

    A Chisel Plane Is a hand plane that can get right up to the edge where a traditional plane can not go. This one is made of white oak firewood, a scrap of Padauk, and an old Block plane iron. It can be made of most any hardwood you would like, these are just what I had on hand. I like doing...
  4. A set of swingers for surprise swap

    Greetings all, Here is a set of mallets that I recently made for LJ clieb91 for the Shop Made SURPRISE Tool Swap - Fall/Winter 2016. All the handles are made out of some walnut that was a left over from my countertops, but the heads are all made of different materials. The small one -...
  5. Lignum Vitae Door pull- mini wand

    The Death Stick AKA The Elder Wand was the most powerful wand known to man in the Land of Harry Potter Until now… A friends wife asked me to make an elder wand door pull for her Harry potter room, underneath the stairs in their new house. I had some 3/4×3/4×5 Lignum Vitae blank from the only...
  6. Scrapers for dressing holes

    Two quick shop-made tools I made yesterday in order to make something else. When you have a blind hole, most drill bits won't leave a smooth bottom in the hole. Sometimes this matters, as when you drilled the central hole in a chunk of wood to make salt & pepper shakers. My solution was to take...
  7. poor boy router table

    After seeing the prices they want for router tables I decided my woodworking wasn't fancy enough for those retail models so I made this out of stuff I already had. I had everything I needed and was able to use some worm damaged ash and leftover pieces from other projects. I didn't even bother...
  8. Whacker

    Hi All, I've been using my chisels a little more lately and felt the various hammers weren't quite up to the task. I looked around the web and sketched up something like this. I told my wife "I needed a whacker", she said "don't look too far". One face is flat for chiseling and the other face...
  9. Grinder tool rest

    A shop made tool rest to replace the tiny metal thing that came with the grinder. It's an adjustable version of one i found in one of Krenov's books. Tilts and moves forward and back as needed. Locks into place with hex keys. Both the tool rest and the grinder are attached to a small board...
  10. Marking Knife

    This is my second shopmade marking knife. The first one http://lumberjocks.com/projects/82354 works great except when you need to park in a small space (i.e. marking dovetails etc..) and I have been putting off making a new one for some time now. Well, this morning the blade separated it's...
  11. Surprise swap items

    Fibonacci gauge made of figured maple and cased in brass. I wanted a high polish on the brass but I figured out it is near impossible to do without getting brass swarf embedded in the maple. The plates were already pinned in place so I couldn't do anything about it. If I ever do it it again I'll...
  12. my shop-made router table

    Here's a few pics of my shop made router table. With me being pretty much broke most of the time, I have to use what I have, or can find, a lot of the time. Most of the time I can do pretty decent. Being an electrician that does mainly new commercial construction work helps a lot though. Most of...
  13. Custom chisel set by Wilco Flier

    A while ago I made this custom set of chisels in my shop for a fellow hand tool lover. The wood is leadwood, the steel is O1 with brass ferulles. It was a beautifull project to make and I had lots of fun.
  14. Shop Made Drum Sander

    Here is a project I've been working on for a couple of weekends. I have to thank a couple of fellow Lumber Jocks for the idea and the links to loads of online info. Thank you to "Yorkshirestewart" and to "blake" for your earlier project posts. This site had the most info...
  15. OWT - (Old Woman's Tooth)

    I continue to be fascinated with shop made tools. This OWT (old woman's tooth) was inspired by the work of Derek Cohen from Perth Australia. I'm getting interested in making boxes and embellishing them, inlays are in the future. This is really the second one, the first one fell to the mistake...
  16. Joiner's mallet

    I'm not sure this is worthy of project status, since it only took a few hours. Thanks to Lee for inspiration and PaBull for the plans . The wood is all scrap: striped maple for the head, cherry for the handle and walnut wedges. I did use 5oz of lead shot on each side for weight, left loose...
  17. Marking Gauge swap

    Here is the gauge I made for Chuck C. The body is black walnut that was cut from a farm I hunted on 38 years ago. Brass from an old door hinge, alum from an old storm door, copper from an old fuse box, spalted knob from the fire wood pile .I just couldn't burn it. Stainless steel screws
  18. Wooden Krenov-Style Smoothing Plane, Adjusting Hammer

    Specs: Plane: -2" Hock iron with chipbreaker -about 9.5" long -*********************************** (eucalyptus) body -Ebony Sole -3/8" brass cross pin with ebony "cross block" -Hickory Wedge -50 degree bed angle, with a 5 degree back bevel I ground into the iron. I wanted a high angle plane for figured stuff. -It...
  19. Automated Pimped Routertable

    Automated Router Table I built my third router table with all the bells and whistles I had missed on the previous versions, during my years of woodworking. This build included some automation, but the biggest improvement ( in my opinion) is the flip up trimmers. Video in the bottom of the...
  20. Fleet of marking gauges (2013 Tool Swap)

    Made a whole fighter wing of marking gauges when constructing the ones for the tool swap. The design is loosely based on David Barron's mini marking gauge. I did email David before using the design and he graciously gave permission to do so. The thing I like most is that it is very compact...
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