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  • Name your images before uploading to our gallery, the generic camera file names just look so messy. "Walnut Desk" looks so much better than "DSC19467je69.jpg". You can also name your images after you upload them to our gallery for your convenience.
  • After uploading your images, please consider adding a description so your viewers know what they are seeing and the wood used, the tools used, or even your inspiration for building the project.
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  1. John Morris's Hand Tools Updated

    Welcome to my little gallery of my woodworking hand tools I treasure and love to use.
    John Morris
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  2. Hultman Leather Tool Accessories Updated

    This gallery is a photo montage of leather sheathes created by Leather and Woodworker Kari Hultman. This gallery is a works in progress, the images will be uploaded, then in time captions and hopefully clarified tutorials or explanations will be added.
    Thank you for your patience as we build this album.
     
    Hultman Leather Links of Interest
    https://www.hultmanleather.com  
    The following commentary is from our friend Kari Hultman.
     
    For the spokeshave and drawknife sheaths, I made it so the blade didn't "bottom out" in the pocket so the cutting edge does not touch leather. For all the sheaths, except the axe, I used very thin leather, like 1/16".
     
    The axe sheath leather is a little thicker than that, maybe 3/32". I used only veg-tanned leather, but in some cases, I stained the outside. The axe sheath has only neatsfoot oil on it. Veg-tanned leather is very stiff, so in order to bend it, you have to get it wet with water first. Let it dry completely before getting it near your metal tools. I was thinking that the rivets and snaps I used had rusted some of the steel on my tools, but it was a reaction between a snap fastener and a brass knurled knob on my spokeshave. I don't know much about metal and interactions between them, but you might want to let your guys know to look into it.
     
    Also, I included a tool rack and tray in the photos. I thought they might come in handy. Much faster to make than ones make of wood.
    Kari Hultman
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  3. Stanley #5-1/2 Refurbishment Updated

    Crusty
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  4. Big Ash Mallet Updated

    I am on a quest to build some Appalachia style ladder back chairs, or shaker chairs as well, and one of the tools I have been in dire need of is a mallet to strike wood, and chisel with. So after a little bit of research, I came up with my own design, and I had a great time too!
    Thanks for looking at my Big Ash Mallet, and no, the title is not original, it was from a Roy Underhill episode!
    John Morris
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  5. Grandpas hand saws Updated

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  6. Old handplane, old tourches, refinished chair Updated

    The handplane and torches were my grandpa's just cannot let go of helps bring back memories. The chair was my wifes grandmothers had about 20 coats of paint on it and all the joint were failing. So stripped it down cleaned up all the old glue. Re glued and finishes. My wife loves it and her sister gave a threat of theft.
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  7. Box for a Stanley 45 Updated

    Needed a box to replace the broken old box.   Tried ti duplicate all the details...except the labels.   Poplar 3/8" thick boards, and a bit of plywood.  Hand cut finger joints.   I  think I got pretty close to the original box...
     




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  8. Old Tools Updated

    Older tools I have
    lew
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  9. Stanley Tools Updated

    My Stanley Tool Collection
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  • Image Comments

    • Cal, the only one I used any tape on was the three tone thing with a long sharp pointed right straight above the conch shell you ask about..I put the tape over the yellow for I was changing the color I had already but on the large portion and wanted a different color. I don't practice enough with the air brush and especially when using the cheap Michaels or HL water base paints is cheap enough to do much more practice also  you can crank in the spray fan and draw a line. But the smaller lines will show flaws easier..
      Using a set of french curves I traced curved lines on to some clear plastic about 1/16" thick so I could bend it over the rounded things and get better lines that didn't show my shaky puddin and then only spray on every other lines so it would look two toned where the natural wood was one of the colors.. Blow up the picture and you can tell I two toned a few more but still learning for having the air brush in one hand and the piece to be sprayed in the other hand adds to the un even coverage.
        Sanding the pieces, the 1x42" disk-belt sander does about 75% of all the shaping of the pieces...I use two machines, one with a 60 grit and the other with an 80 grit belt. Belts can be changed very quickly if I only used one sander. I do use an oscillating drum sander quite a bit but not as often as the 1/42's. My finish sanding is done with a regular electric sander upside down  on top of the table saw sittin on a thick rubber pad. One hand to hole the sander and the other hand to hold the pieces....180 or 150 grit only.
      Its easier to sand wood that is cupped out so most of what is in this picture is made that way. Sanding cupped in pieces takes maybe 10 times longer to smooth, thats the reason you don't see so many of them.
        Only the two groups of coral was brush painted and I did want them wilder in color.
      Cal the silver gray cupped in critter next to the one you referenced I probably spent ten times longer to end up as smooth...
         Some of the smaller pieces I used a bit that is 1/8" round and made lots of the grooves and was smooth enough I didn't have to do any hand sanding....Its the longer small grooves that a persons hand has to be reshifted to continue that groove is where the quality of a good straight line goes haywire...This is the reason those 2 biggest shells has only drawn lines with the pencil and there I did use a piece of curved plastic for them.
       Go back to where I show the first picture with all the pieces finished but with no color added and a few pieces I changed the shapes completely before I added the colors. The big thing down in the bottom left was completely flat on the bottom side.
    • Just a "Tool box" for small stuff..the kind sitting around in boxes and getting lost...
    • Jess, you sure did Ms Caldwell's picture justice
      As long as you are sharing your painting techniques, how did you do the striped shells like that conch shell at the bottom?  Do you tape it off, or ?
    • That is NICE Steven.  What will it be used for?
    • Man I really love this Steve!!!! I want one! Could be used as a range box too, really cool and hearty. This will last a generation or two, this is one of my favorites you have done, clap clap clap clap!
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