Inlay tools

comments (5) October 22nd, 2010 in Reader's Gallery

John5of6 John5of6, member
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These were made one weekend out of nessesity to use on a demilune table that we were right in the middle of. The design is adapted from Steve Lattas/Lie-Nielson. I'm horribly left handed so made the slicing Gauge beam able to switch from left to right. The thicknesser is set up to rough out in one slot then finish size in the other slot, It is very accurate. The thicknesser uses utility knife blades reground to create a scaper edge. The slicer uses #11 exacto blades, when it dulls just put in a new one. Until now I have never spent much time making hand tools but it proved to be fun and they are a joy to use. One caution though once you start making hand tools you may get addicted.

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, Inlay tools

Comments (5)

cabanahales cabanahales writes: impressive
Posted: 2:48 am on March 23rd

smithfinch smithfinch writes: very nice
Posted: 10:21 pm on March 19th

MKenney MKenney writes: Great work. And horribly left handed. I love it.
Posted: 9:39 am on December 15th

tomwoodworker tomwoodworker writes: Really nice work, Bill; but if you're making a Demilume my guess is you're a full time professional, no? Thanks for your post!
Posted: 8:24 pm on November 4th

ScreamingBull ScreamingBull writes: Wow very impressive, I am totally new to Woodworking, but inlay is part of what i want to learn, i will be following your post
Posted: 10:49 am on October 31st

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