Festool (Ad #1)

Special Events in the next 30 days

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 33
  1. #16
    Corporate Member
    DQ
    cobraguy's Avatar
    Nickname
    Clay
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Sanford, NC
    Posts
    56
    Visit Freq
    6.27 visits/week
    Threads
    2
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    Mine aren't quite as elegant as some, but they function well for me. This first is a tool chest/cart I built many years ago. The drawers were purchased for the project, but the wood and casters came from scraps and other stuff just lying around. You can tell from the back shot.





    The next is pretty recent. I'm doing a lot of butt joints for utilitarian shelving units and other basic box type builds around the house. I really like the Bussey corner clamps to hold things together during assembly, but with long stock I need something the same height as the clamp base to keep things square. I just cut some 2x4 scraps the right height and they work great. I painted them red (to match the clamps) so I would not throw them out accidentally. Even the paint was left over from a previous project. The pic shows how I use them.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by cobraguy; 06-08-2018 at 07:52 PM.

  2. The following 3 users say Thank You to cobraguy :


  3. #17
    Senior User
    DQ
    danmart77's Avatar
    Nickname
    Dan (66)
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Posts
    1,597
    Visit Freq
    6.58 visits/week
    Threads
    291
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    Clay I love carts for my tools and moving them around easily in the shop is a must for me at this point. The only thing I have that is virtually welded in place is my big old BS. It is heavy and I don't move it.

    I see the Hitachi Sliding saw in the background. Its a great saw if you don't have to lug it around. At 80 or more pounds its just too heavy for anything other than a fixed cart like you have. My son let me use it for a few months and I really liked the saw.

  4. #18
    Board of Directors
    President
    Corporate Member
    DQ
    Mike Davis's Avatar
    Nickname
    Mike
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Walnut Cove, NC
    Posts
    12,482
    Visit Freq
    6.96 visits/week
    Threads
    734
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects





























    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Mike Davis; 06-08-2018 at 12:38 PM.



    One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." -Elbert Hubbard

    WWFD

  5. The following 7 users say Thank You to Mike Davis :


  6. #19
    Board of Directors
    Secretary
    Corporate Member
    DQ
    Hmerkle's Avatar
    Nickname
    Hank
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Greer, SC
    Posts
    5,537
    Visit Freq
    5.50 visits/week
    Threads
    304
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Davis View Post





    Mike,
    You didn't include a picture of the cutting gauge you made and IIRC you had a workshop where everyone built one! (couldn't find a picture of it)
    People are amazed as a shaving rises from the throat of a plane as if itís a spell plucked from a sorcererís hand Ė Paul Sellers

  7. #20
    Board of Directors
    President
    Corporate Member
    DQ
    Mike Davis's Avatar
    Nickname
    Mike
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Walnut Cove, NC
    Posts
    12,482
    Visit Freq
    6.96 visits/week
    Threads
    734
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    added, thanks for the reminder.



    One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." -Elbert Hubbard

    WWFD

  8. #21
    Senior User
    DQ
    danmart77's Avatar
    Nickname
    Dan (66)
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Posts
    1,597
    Visit Freq
    6.58 visits/week
    Threads
    291
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    Mike the tool in the first photo of the holding device for the spindle gauge is a great tool. I have a friend who lets me grind my tools with his commercial version and it is a winner at the wheel.
    Nice tool.

    I too like those carvers mallets that aren't too big.

    Dan

  9. #22
    Senior User
    DQ
    danmart77's Avatar
    Nickname
    Dan (66)
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Posts
    1,597
    Visit Freq
    6.58 visits/week
    Threads
    291
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects


    shop made lazy susan for finishing. I'd be lost without mine




    easy to move horses make great undercarriage supports for glue jobs






  10. #23
    Board of Directors
    President
    Corporate Member
    DQ
    Mike Davis's Avatar
    Nickname
    Mike
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Walnut Cove, NC
    Posts
    12,482
    Visit Freq
    6.96 visits/week
    Threads
    734
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    Quote Originally Posted by danmart77 View Post
    Mike the tool in the first photo of the holding device for the spindle gauge is a great tool. I have a friend who lets me grind my tools with his commercial version and it is a winner at the wheel.
    Nice tool.

    I too like those carvers mallets that aren't too big.

    Dan
    I finally went ahead and bought one from OneWay in Canada When I bought another jaw set. I think I gave the one I made to someone here. I give away so much I can't remember who...



    One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." -Elbert Hubbard

    WWFD

  11. #24
    User
    DQ
    scsmith42's Avatar
    Nickname
    Scott Smith
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    New Hill, NC
    Posts
    5,088
    Visit Freq
    1.73 visits/week
    Threads
    217
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    I had a fun little project with the metal lathe yesterday.

    My big trailer had a problem with one of the hubs running extremely warm. I sourced new bearings and seals for it and we took it apart earlier in the week. Unfortunately the bearing races are almost 5" in diameter (12K axle capacity), and none of my seal / bearing race tools was large enough. Although I have used punches and wood blocks in the past, considering the significant weights that I haul on this trailer I felt it prudent to ensure that the bearings and seals were not damaged during installation.

    First step - Off to Metal Mart in Garner for a short length of 5" diameter 6061 aluminum, and some lathe time.

    Initial setup and cleanup pass




    Profile for bearing race



    Knurling the handle



    Finished tool



    Voila! Race successfully installed!



    All in all a fun project with the metal lathe.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  12. The following 4 users say Thank You to scsmith42 :


  13. #25
    Senior User
    DQ
    danmart77's Avatar
    Nickname
    Dan (66)
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Posts
    1,597
    Visit Freq
    6.58 visits/week
    Threads
    291
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    OK Scott that ain't fair ball.

  14. #26
    User
    DQ
    scsmith42's Avatar
    Nickname
    Scott Smith
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    New Hill, NC
    Posts
    5,088
    Visit Freq
    1.73 visits/week
    Threads
    217
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    Quote Originally Posted by danmart77 View Post
    OK Scott that ain't fair ball.

    Aww, why not? Just cuz it's metal??? It's wood related in a way.... the bearing were from a trailer that I use to haul logs!

  15. #27
    Corporate Member
    DQ

    Nickname
    Jim (71)
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Posts
    1,490
    Visit Freq
    7.00 visits/week
    Threads
    85
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    Here are a few I've made over the last 5 years in no particular order.

    First, a cabinet stand for my DW-735. The drawers are full of hand planes, so this is plane central in my shop. Cabinet is rebuilt / repurposed from a kitchen cabinet found on the curb nearby.





    A stand to set my one of my routers on to protect the cutter.







    Mortising machine stand. Drawers are full of chisels and bits. This cabinet was built from scratch and no plans.




    A bandsaw circle cutting jig.





    Kreg clamping and assembly table The 4 holes on the left side are threaded to mount a Porter-Cable dovetail jig. The wood clamping table just sits on rubber biscuits on that old metal table.




    A Dremel router table mounted on my full size router table. Yeah, it's just a piece of plywood, t-bolts and the Dremel table. Sometimes it's better not to over think things.




    Easy type turning tool.




    Manual mortising tool. Lathe turned handle + mortising machine chisel. Good for squaring mortises started on the drill press.




    My Moxon vise. Leather lined jaws. Medalion added after attending one of Matt Furjanic's classes. Wood screws hand made using a thread box and tap.





    Bandsaw blade tension gauge.













    Table saw blade run out gauge.



    Most of these projects were done several years ago before wife's health problems took over all shop time.

  16. The following user says Thank You to nn4jw for this useful post:


  17. #28
    Senior User
    Nickname
    Bob Vaughan
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
    Posts
    552
    Visit Freq
    4.85 visits/week
    Threads
    13
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    Quote Originally Posted by scsmith42 View Post
    Aww, why not? Just cuz it's metal??? It's wood related in a way.... the bearing were from a trailer that I use to haul logs!
    LOL

    Those of us that have metal working stuff do have somewhat of an 'unfair' advantage in some respects but from another perspective, having a wood shop only sure does reduce the potential for accessory expenses.

    I'm enjoying this thread. Lots of good stuff.

  18. #29
    User
    Nickname
    Man with many vises
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    45
    Visit Freq
    6.88 visits/week
    Threads
    9
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    Needed a way to safely and accurately crosscut a 5" long piece of wood at 50 degrees off the vertical. I decided to make another table saw sled that I wouldn't mind screwing into for this and future odd cuts. All from stuff in my shop.


    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by pop-pop; 06-26-2018 at 07:03 PM.

  19. #30
    Corporate Member
    DQ
    Gotcha6's Avatar
    Nickname
    Dennis
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Ivan's Corner (Monroe), NC
    Posts
    5,702
    Visit Freq
    6.92 visits/week
    Threads
    349
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Tools you have made for projects

    "The toggle clamp is a great idea.", said the guy with the stitches in his fingers......
    WHAT BOX?

Similar Threads

  1. phiel/ Swiss Made carving tools
    By bbrown in forum Woodcarving
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10-28-2016, 09:36 AM
  2. Quick Projects with Few Tools Required
    By patlaw in forum General Woodworking
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-27-2016, 07:53 PM
  3. Have you ever made anything without tools?
    By Mike Davis in forum General Woodworking
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 09-09-2015, 01:14 PM
  4. Carbide lathe tools I made over the weekend.
    By Rick M in forum Woodturning
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 09-22-2013, 08:26 AM
  5. Home Made Lathe Tools
    By Splinter in forum Woodturning
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-18-2008, 09:42 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •