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

Discussion in 'Contests, Swaps, Giveaways, Member Meetups etc.' started by ripjack13, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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





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  2. Tom Smart

    Tom Smart Member Full Member

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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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  3. Mike1950

    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    answers here seem to be duplicated..... from last week or....
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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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  5. woodtickgreg

    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member

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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.
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    Since these I have made almost all of my turning tools.
     
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  6. David Hill

    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member

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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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  7. justallan

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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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    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member

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    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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    Hmmmm, well here's the smallest of them. I'm thinking the others are in the toolbox with my metal working tools out in the 5th wheel.

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    Very nice Allan:cool::good2:
     
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    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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