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    Hello all,
    Interested in seeing what toolmakers are up to everywhere.
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    Hi Brendon,

    Welcome!

    Very nice - is that a scribe of some sort?

    What's next on your build list?

    Ken

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    Hi Ken,
    Thanks for the comment.
    I like cutting dovetails by hand when making drawers etc.
    But I find that most marking or cutting gauges do not cut a crisp, neat
    line for me when marking the baseline. I like a decent, dead straight cut
    that I can register my chisel into when chopping out the waste.
    So, I made my own cutting gauge; it is a bit heavier than most and has a replaceable
    sharp blade. It cuts across the grain beautifully
    and with no effort. Dead straight. Just the ticket for dovetail baselines.
    My next 'build' is actually a few more similar cutting gauges made from different
    wood. I am working on one in Cocobolo at the moment.
    What are you making at the moment?
    Cheers,
    Brendon

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    Hi Brendon,

    What a beautiful gauge - thanks for the explanation!

    I'm currently building an Ultima GTR kit car, which I'm hoping to have completed and on the road sometime this fall. You can follow the project here: Ultima-Builders.com

    Ken

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    Wow! Ken,
    some project.
    You'll knock some fun out of that when you have it on the road.
    Cheers
    Brendon

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    Hi Brendon,

    Your dovetail marking tool is a work of art. It must be very inspiring to use such a well made tool.

    Thanks for sharing to photo, Paul

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    [QUOTE=Paul Jones;27228]Hi Brendon,

    Your dovetail marking tool is a work of art. It must be very inspiring to use such a well made tool.

    Thanks for sharing to photo, Paul.

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    Thanks for your very kind comment Paul. If only it was a work of art!
    Yes, it's lovely to work with tools you've made yourself.
    Here is another one I finished just this morning. This one is made from Cocobolo.

    What are you making at the moment?
    Brendon

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    Hi Brendon,

    When I return to the USA I will be making more improvements to one of my metal lathes. While on a trip overseas, I drew plans for 1018 CRS tapered knurled knobs for the power feed and half nut control knobs to a 12" gear-head lathe. The knobs replace the old black plastic knobs that have cracks and chips. I am writing this while on a 777-300 flight from London to Los Angeles and can't wait to get back in my home shop and start making these parts. Lucky to have Wi-Fi at 36,000 feet.

    Thanks, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
    Hi Brendon,

    When I return to the USA I will be making more improvements to one of my metal lathes. While on a trip overseas, I drew plans for 1018 CRS tapered knurled knobs for the power feed and half nut control knobs to a 12" gear-head lathe. The knobs replace the old black plastic knobs that have cracks and chips. I am writing this while on a 777-300 flight from London to Los Angeles and can't wait to get back in my home shop and start making these parts. Lucky to have Wi-Fi at 36,000 feet.

    Thanks, Paul
    Have a good flight and good luck
    with your project . I know that feeling
    of wanting to get home to the workshop.
    Cheers, and thanks again for your kind
    comments regarding my cutting gauge.
    Brendon

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    Hi Ken,
    Just thought you might be interested in seeing this handplane I made a couple of years ago.
    The infill wood is Amazon Rosewood.Brendon-img_2271.jpg

    Cheers
    Brendon

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