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Found 42 results

  1. steven newman

    Chisel Tray Complete

    Took a bit today, to assemble the parts, and fit things into the tool chest. Tray turned out a bit wider than needed. Lumber was a bit thicker than needed to be. had to cut a rebate along the tote tray's side, to allow the tray to sit down in the chest. Next time, will use a thinner stock..( and there seems to always be a "next time") Ok, a look or two of the completed tray, all nestled into it's new home I suppose I had better hide than level, before Moody shows up. A view from the other direction I think this chest is getting ....almost full nah, I think i can fit a few more things in there...
  2. steven newman

    Need a Tray for Some Chisels

    so, back to the Dungeon Shop I go. Have a nice stash of chisels, nothing real fancy, but they need a better home. Already have a spot for the router bits but I don't think it would work to hold chisels. Grabbed a pine board that was long enough to go in the Tool Chest as a tray. It was a might wide so I ripped it down the middle with the old Craftsman circular saw. There are just some things I will not do by hand, and ripping long boards with a handsaw is one of them. Got the two halves into the vise, to take care of any dippity-dos I did both edges, too. That Wards #78 was next. Needed a rebate to house the bottom of the tray. Photo is a might fuzzy( again) but There IS a rebate there. The wood was so smooth, it shone like a beacon. Then, hand sawed for some dados. needed one on each end, and one in the middle. I was going to rebate the bottom of the dividers, but the fights were starting. So, made the floor board the full length, instead. One dado was in some knotty grain, and broke out, screws for that end. Trial fits as i go I WILL get YELLED at for having my "junk" on HER washer. The floor boards are two pieces. The old sycamore one there wasn't quite long enough, and had a bow at one end. Had a thin piece of QSWO available, just a might wide, and too long. Saw the end off, and used a jointer to get to the right width. Did find out something strange about this old oak It makes little curly things, instead of long shavings. I did get the floor for the tray ready for a test fit Just some screws, nails and glue. then come the fun parts, getting a way to set all them chisels in the tray. That will be...next time. Stay tuned.
  3. PostalTom

    Tool Storage

    How do the rest of you store your lathe tools? I am looking for ideas and inspiration. I don't have any more wall space available, so that is not an option. I currently have them on a shelf which rests on the bottom part of my lathe, but that gets to be cumbersome, and I wind up laying my tools on my table saw that is right behind me when I am in the middle of a project. I don't like that either, because it is too easy for them to roll off. Thinking of some kind of a turntable or rack mounted to the end of my lathe, but I also don't want to block the bed in case I want to take the tail stock off and slide something else up there. Rockler has a turntable that caught my eye, but it looks flimsy, and had some less than stellar reviews, but that is the basic direction I am leaning. Ideas and pictures would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Ron Altier

    Turning Tool Deflector

    I like the carbon steel tools, but they didn't have a dust/chip deflector. Most of it hit me and my mask/face shield. My solution was to use goop and attach a super magnet on the tool. Then I got a squeeze type paper clip, (larger example shown) removed the outer finger clamps and goop a small piece of steel to it. Then goop in a piece of plexiglass. It is on an angle and perfect for deflecting. If there is a drawback it is that the magnet attracts other things too, but not much of a problem. I have magnets on all my carbon steel turning tools. The shield quickly goes from tool to tool.
  5. HandyDan

    Tool Collection/Fetish

    I have a soft spot for awls, ice picks and pin vises. Seems I can't pass one up when I see it at a sale. It does have to be reasonably priced though. If the tip needs replaced in a pin vise I found auto brake spring links can be reworked for use as seen in the upper right corned. The end from a long stemmed spring will work too. Get the Dremmel out, cut it to length, chuck it in the drill and sharpen it on the belt sander. For the Exacto knives the sharp end of a big safety pin works well. I like to use it when trying to get the release paper off the double stick tape. I have one ice pick that is new old stock and has a protective cardboard tube still on it. Here is a couple pictures but there are more I didn't gather from the metal shop out back.
  6. Lissa Hall

    sharpening tools

    Okay Master of the great wood turner, lathe tool sharpening queries.... I have both a grinder and a table top belt sander. which do you think is better to use for a beginner and which grit for the sander and grind wheel. i was watching videos but they dont tell me. so i am looking to the masters for help.
  7. lew

    Easy Wood Tool Contest!

    I found this on Facebook. If you have a FaceBook account check it out- https://www.facebook.com/EasyWoodTools/photos/a.305274012822515.95517.296127457070504/1968972016452698/?type=3&theater
  8. Gerald

    Tool Transport

    After doing demo last week at the Ag Museum I decided I needed something other than a bucketeer (it is like a tool belt on a 5 gal bucket). Started looking and found a Husky rolling chest to be of the right length for turning tools. Then I can make boxes or buy at HF for small items. I already had used heat gun to form fit PVC to cover the tools. Just wondering what does everyone else use. The one I have linked to is the larger one, I got the 15 gal . same but smaller. I think it is 25 inch diagonal, 21 ling 13 deep. https://screenshots.firefox.com/Obxw2YWbKntgWWZT/www.homedepot.ca
  9. Ron Altier

    Did you ever?

    Elvis has an old song, with these words," Did you ever have one of those days when nothing goes right from morning till night? I still have one occasionally, they don't have the serious effect now that I am retired, but still aggravate the heck out of me. I started with an idea about a Christmas tree ornament using the manufactured wood that is layered with contrasting colors. It all went bad after that. I just got started and for some reason my chuck became very stiff. I really don't know why, except that the dust may have gotten in the mechanical moving parts, combined with sloppy splashes of finishes. I disassembled cleaned and lubed with dry teflon spray. At last I am ready to go. NO, a honey dos pop up. Gotter done. Got it set up and bingo, tare out due to a soft place. You can see how this day was going to go and it did. One thing I am is persistent. Thru all the interruptions, miscues, and aggravations.............I remain kinda calm and am determined to make something out of this piece (pieces) Late in the afternoon I have it where I want it and part of it flies off to never never land. I will find the piece and I will take a picture and .......or.......I may throw it as far as I can.
  10. Ron Altier

    Square hole cutter

    I was looking at a woodworking new tools article and came up on this. I think it was primarily designed for wall board or soft wood. Clever.
  11. It was more than a hunnert dollahs It was the Glen Lucas one. Anyway I was jonesing to try it So I got myself a hunk of cheap steel bar 3/8" x 1" And I rummaged up a half inch hunk of hardened High speed Steel ( a metal lathe tool bit) TIG Welded 'em together and got this
  12. HandyDan

    Hollowing Tools

    I often thought the hollowing tool should have a guide that kept the cutting edge from going too deep to keep from getting catches. This tool looks to be the answer. Here is a video I ran across. Skip to appx. the two and a half minute mark to just see the tool working. Looks interesting.
  13. John Morris

    Disston Saw

    This is not my saw, I found this image on Ebay and I just like it a whole lot.
  14. Cliff

    Dropped edge scaper tool

    I was going back and forth over scrapers. I thought maybe I really liked a Glenn Lucas negative rake scraper. Then I saw a Kelton tool. It's got a little pivot. I had a Sorby scraper blade. so I made a Kelton type drop edge tool
  15. Ron Altier

    whatzit

    A little OT, but I bought a large plastic container at a garage sale for $3. Mainly because it had 4 boxes of coated screws that I use often. Well worth what I paid. Anyway this tool (?) was in it. The black rings are about inch and a half and the thing adjusts with the geared smaller ring. The only hint is that there appears to be some kind of dry black glue/sealant on the black rings. Ideas?
  16. Ron Altier

    Chatter tool set

    I just received my chatter tool set from Peach Tree. $50. Others offered the same set and price, I chose free shipping thru Amazon. I tried out each of the 3 cutters, made of spring steel. I immediately noticed how quickly and easily they chattered, as compared to my home made tools. I have a lot of playing to do before I get serious. There is a lot to be learned about speed, angle and pressure applied. https://www.amazon.com/Peachtree-Woodworking-P7305-Browns-Chatter/dp/B00J9SO1AE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486830281&sr=8-1&keywords=chatter+tool
  17. Ron Altier

    Texturing tool

    I was watching a wood turning video on You tube and clicked on a guy using a texturing tool. I have not seen a turned piece that was textured. Can someone tell me about these tools and advise on their use. Thanks
  18. HandyDan

    Sorby Tool

    There was a Robert Sorby multi tip hollowing tool in that batch of tools I bought at auction. It was missing the straight bit and the circular hold down for it. Went to work on the lathe and made the hold down. Took a 3/16" hole for the screw so I use the same size hole for the cutter and made the cutter from a 3/16" drill bit. Flattened one side of the bit on the belt sander, cut it to length and sharpened it. Turned out well and saved myself a few bucks.
  19. Ron Altier

    Home made carbide parting tools

    I made 2 parting tools from an old Harbor Freight saw blade. I used both on a trial piece. Seemed to work great. I made them extra wide so that bending would not be an issue. It wasn't and I may trim them some. Being wide like that causes the tool rest to be extra low and will require some practice. I wish now that I had used a quality blade. I think that the carbide they used wasn't of the best quality. I'll find out on my next project.
  20. Ron Altier

    Home made carbide parting tool

    This is going to be my next project
  21. Gerald

    Tool holder

    Did a demo at MS Ag museum and one of the club had a small tool holder . I added to andcame up with this to keep tools organized.
  22. Smallpatch

    You asked for lathe stuff

    When I turn I go back and forth from a regular lathe to the Legacy and not excelling in either. This is where I started doing tea pots. Wife has been collection tea pots for a while and I thought why not add my little brainy thoughts. Just like hers, they don't do nothing but just sit there needing to be dusted......The tea pot I made her for our 50 th anniversary I accidently sold it at her yearly sale. I felt bad but money talks. So since then I made her a few more hoping she forget about it??? I don't especially like red stain but I still got lots of it from more than 50 years ago and need to use up. A few drops of this stuff goes a long ways. Some of the bottles the lids were not on real tight and in all those years the liquid has turned to dust.
  23. HandyDan

    Caliber-Automatic

    First time I ever ran across this before. I like it. I understand it can be ordered here instead of the link in the video. http://chairnotes.blogspot.com/p/ordering-calipers-and-drawsharp.html

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