Tool Making Class At Marc Adams

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Tool Making Class At Marc Adams

Postby rwest » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:02 pm

Hello,

I just returned from a fun and hectic weekend of tool making with John Economaki of Bridge City Tool Works and Deneb Puchalski of Lie-Nielsen Tools. The class started out with a BBQ dinner and introductions on Friday night and then two very intense days of tool making. John had us building a tri-square and miter square in cocobolo and brass, while Deneb had us building some pre-production LN/Stanley #81 razor shaves.

Here are the finished tools:
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A few details:
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This class was very informative on making your own tools as well as why high end tools cost what they do!

-Rutager
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Postby PFranks » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:30 am

Nice, Rutager!

Was the brass stock on the squares T-shaped, or are there two pieces glued together to form that shape?

Did you achieve sexiness?
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Postby rwest » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:04 pm

Peter,

Did "I" achieve "sexiness?" according to all the women in MN, no! Did the tools achieve it? I think so.

The "T" shaped brass was a thick piece of brass that John had brought along pre-milled. He explained how we could have easily shaped it ourselves on a standard table saw by double stick taping it to a MDF board on edge and shaving it down to thickness.

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