/ Show What Tool You Made* #11
- Mar 15, 2012
- Mustang, OK
- 5 Gravelys, 1963 4010 & 1950 B John Deere, Great Dane ZTR
made a horizontal shaper to make panel cabinet doors................
I love tools that save time and are safe. That's really nice. I was never into woodworking, but have been into boomerangs and walking canes in the past 10 years. The canes are made from Bois D'arc wood; supposed to be the hardest wood in USA.. The boomerangs are 5 ply Baltic 1/4" plywood. Yes, they do come back. The worst accident I had was when I threw two with one hand. They both went out about 50 yards, turned and came back. I caught one and the other hit me in the mouth. Luckily, I didn't lose any teeth, but I did get a little cut on my lip.
Show us your knives, ncnurseryman. I have bought SS blanks and composite material handle blanks, but have never made any from scratch. I'd love to see your knives. I think most TBN members would too.
TO: Ed of all trades..... I have also made specialty tools from sockets. I usually buy a cheap Chinese one from a pawn shop though. I made an oil filter wrench out of a deep socket and a piece of seat belt strap. Photos below. I made the last one for a very small (2.75") oil filter on my 25hp Kawasaki mower engine. Total cost for both = about 50 cents and a little labor.