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05-07-2019 07:50 PM
JOAT [QUOTE=Coleve;2016909]JAs you can see, I used my newly sharpened chisels and turned the front to accept a copper ferrule which being a plumber is a cutting of 22mm 3/4inch copper supply pipe which i coated with epoxy and forced home on my vice. [QUOTE]

When I do that I use the brass end of a fired 12 ga shotgun shell. Works nicely.
05-07-2019 05:22 PM
sreilly
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Originally Posted by harrysin View Post
Well done Colin, right up to the last shot I assumed that you didn't have a lathe! Why didn't you just pop it into the lathe and with a decent size gouge turn it down to size in next to no time?
Is there a Genie in there Harry?
05-07-2019 12:00 PM
DaninVan
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The mind/memory is the second thing to go when you get older!!
What's the first; I can't remember?
05-07-2019 09:55 AM
honesttjohn The mind/memory is the second thing to go when you get older!!
05-07-2019 06:29 AM
Coleve I know there are umpteen ways to make this process quicker, none of which my wife is particularly fond of. The whole concept of this exercise is to keep a retired guy busy, dreaming up contractions that absorb my time and keep the brain ticking over. I dread the day my wife comes out to the workshop and I am standing there wondering where I am or why I came out here in the first place.

What I'm trying to say its not about the jig. its about trying to keep the grey matter working. shaving the corners or battering the corners off in the lathe is an easy acceptable option, buts its not as challenging or thought provoking as attempting to make or create something that might or might not work. And it kept me happy as Larry for a day at least in my workshop.

Colin
05-07-2019 12:10 AM
MEBCWD Nice post and a great set of pictures for documentation.

Now it is fixed you need to use it.
05-06-2019 10:35 PM
DesertRatTom God save the hand plane! Easy and you get to hear that fantstic Sssssssshk sound.
05-06-2019 08:56 PM
DaninVan Or...grab your block plane and knock the corners off (planing the length not across!). Probably less than a three minute job.
You could even have mounted it on the lathe and planed it in place.
Just sayin'.
05-06-2019 11:47 AM
Coleve Just an update on the jig.

Took the oak piece I band sawed the corners off and I turned down my first handle for my awl thing.

As you can see, I used my newly sharpened chisels and turned the front to accept a copper ferrule which being a plumber is a cutting of 22mm 3/4inch copper supply pipe which i coated with epoxy and forced home on my vice.

I also fitted a steel plate on the end of the handle just in case I East Wing it again.

The awl itself is actually a canvas stitching tool used to pierce the canvas then pull back the thread. But I use it mostly as a very accurate marking tool.

The steel is unbelievable as having it for over 30 years have not had to sharpen it once. Hence spending the time on a tool that has served me well over time.

Looking at the overall big picture I took it in to show it off to my good wife. I told her I could probable buy the handle for a couple of pounds and spend a lot more time with her.

As a result of this conversation I am now in the process of replacing every tool that has a handle attached to it on my lathe whether it needs it or not.

Colin.
05-05-2019 12:37 PM
Nickp Nice jig, Colin...you'll be able to use it on a variety of wood sizes, including round wood you want to make square.

...one thing though...you can cut all the way through on the next to last piece. By then you will have a flat side to sit on the table and freehand or use the fence as a guide...
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