Question Of The Week... ( 2019 week 47)

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What is one project you made specifically for yourself? and why?





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You wouldn't think that question would be a head scratcher, but the only thing that comes to mind is a crosscut sled or some other jig. And I made the sled for a specific project for someone else.
 
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I built an oak bookcase with help from my Dad. This was a Christmas present for my wife, but it was my first real furniture projects. It was a lot of fun to build and there was a great sense of accomplishment when it was finished.
 

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Only thing that comes to mind is some turning tools that I made for myself. I can't actually think of anything I have made of wood that I have not given away.
This was the very first turning tool I ever made, it is what got me started making most of the tools I made.
lathe chisels 031.JPG 1/2" stainless steel shaft, round carbide cutter, and black walnut handle with a copper ferrule.
lathe chisels 030.JPG This is a 1/2" thick stainless steel hollower I made, curly oak handle. Very beefy tool.
DSCF0169.jpg finished hollower 008.JPG

finished hollower 007.JPG
Since these I have made almost all of my turning tools.
 
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David Hill

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Mine is way simple—-work tables.
Built the first using some “junk” lumber and topped with 3/4 ply. Other tables I modified the big box store’s heavy duty shelf units— just making them half height. With a little cross support and a heavy plywood top, they work great. For me—Looks don’t matter, function does.
 

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I can't think of anything I've made for myself with wood, but I have a nice set of brass hammers that I made myself quite awhile back. Cold rolled knurled handles with a flat spot milled in with my name and different sized brass heads.
Fun and simple to make.
 

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I can't think of anything I've made for myself with wood, but I have a nice set of brass hammers that I made myself quite awhile back. Cold rolled knurled handles with a flat spot milled in with my name and different sized brass heads.
Fun and simple to make.
What no pics? I would love to see those.:cool:
 

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I made a workbench 30" X 96" from 3/4" plywood. It has a shelf on the bottom & the legs are 4" X 4" PT lumber.
I used 2 sheets of plywood, and it was built in place. It weighs a ton.
I made it 2 layers thick for the top & the shelf. It will probably hold a ton or so.
I made it to have a heavy duty workbench in my garage.
 

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I have made a few pens for myself but most of my pens are gifts. I needed a pen.
 

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Very nice Allan:cool::good2:
When I used to pop out one or two of these, folks asked why I didn't shape the heads and polish them. Brass just tarnishes and basically because they are brass, they get beat up. You pop them in the lathe and just trim a bit off and screw them back on the handle and beat them up some more.
They are tools not jewelry.
 

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All I've ever made for myself are tools. Lots of different ones over the years, but this one is my favorite.

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High angle smoothing plane. Jatoba body with African Blackwood knob and wedge. Tapered single blade, bedded at 62°. Made with handtools only (with one cut from a miter saw).
 
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