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March 13, 2011

Tool Making Workshop

The workshop ran smoothly, no one sent to the emergency room, everyone had a good time.  Here is a photograph of most of the graduating class of this workshop.  Two people finished early and did not attend the last half day session. 

Dick, Jan, Ed, Tom and Gene [Aileen and Rod N/A].

Some folks will need to do a bit more work to finish their tools, but at the end they  had both a double blade hacksaw and a stringing cutter/ marking gauge / slitting cutter, and they all worked.  I challenged them to figure out how to cut the 16d nails for the hacksaw blade pins with the hacksaw they were making?  Gene immediately answered the question, he said he would borrow a nail cut it off then replace one of the whole nails with the cut off then repeat the process.

We all had a good time, spent some quality time at Woody’s and they invited me back, might be doing the tenon saw/clamp.

I was given a piece of Vera wood, no idea what it is, very dense, green variegated with yellow and will add it to my collection.  Some research tomorrow at UNR libraries then returning home on Wednesday.



  1. Here is a picture of the stringinging/inlay cutter as it was built by the class. Note the two beads inset into the fence for circular work and the thumbscrew to secure the cutters. There is a square nut near the end of the beam set in on the underside, for the thumbscrew.

    Stringing Cutter

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — March 14, 2011 @ 9:15 am

  2. Do you care if I put part of this on my site if I post a link to this site?

    Comment by woodworking patterns — March 22, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

  3. Sure

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — March 24, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

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