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    Default Homemade woodworking tools.

    Get your brains away from politics and guns.
    Snoop around here for awhile.

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/1...1776#post75123
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    Huh, that's weird. I was browsing the site and was surprised to see they have several "lutherie tools" by me. Somebody seems to have found them on one of the old guitar making threads I used to post here in the Bilge and moved them to that site. They didn't repost the nicer stuff, like my circle cutting jig or homemade thickness sander...instead, they show pics of a dirty old galvanized pipe I use for bending sides, and the push-pins I use to hold parts when gluing up rosettes. And a few people have requested plans! It's kind of embarrassing.

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    plans for the thickness sander?!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Interesting enough, I guess, but man so many of those tools are just retreads of existing designs.

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    I do like the palm-size router plane. The mechanism for holding the cutter is simple, but clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    plans for the thickness sander?!
    That I would understand, but no. We're talking about "plans" for using some push pins to hold rosette parts down while the glue dries...plans for 10" long piece of pipe bolted to a piece of plywood, and a scrapwood Dremel jig I threw together in ten minutes twenty-five years ago.

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    The thickness sander on this page looks quite good. http://www.stumpynubs.com/two-stage-drum-sander.html
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    Hi guys - I'm the founder of HomemadeTools.net.


    We know a bunch of forums (hundreds that link to us are mentioned here). But we're huge fans of WoodenBoat.com. We have some of your homemade tools listed here: http://www.homemadetools.net/sites/forum.woodenboat.com (everything is credited to this site and to each individual builder, and links directly to the build). We also run a dozen sites for specific build threads: motorcycles, muscle cars, hot rods, cabins, etc., I don't want to link to them all here. Anyway, we found you when compiling our BoatBuilds.net site. We've got 64 of your boat builds listed here: http://www.boatbuilds.net/sites/forum.woodenboat.com . Same deal; everything is credited to each builder and to WoodenBoat, and we should have a decent amount of visitors coming to you regularly from our sites.


    We've also written "Best Build Thread" features on some of your best stuff, seven times. Here they are:


    sailcanoefan's 19' sailboat
    48lobster's 48' Lobster Trawler
    workboat's BlackJack Cutter
    Matt Billey's Bornholm Island Danish Double-Ender Sailboat
    scottmacc's 32' Kahuna Yacht
    lothar4550's Pirate Ship
    Reynard38's Harry Bryan Betty Runabout


    This site is a gold mine of great builds. When you surf the net compiling great build threads, it's easy to fall in love with a certain craft, but there is something very compelling surrounding wooden boat building, so much so that I've found myself searching around for supplies for a basic jon boat build, and I live in a landlocked state! I hope we're able to send you a bunch more traffic. If there's anything that we've missed, let me know and I'll make sure it gets added.

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    My homemade ship saw.



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    Very cool, HMTs. But how in the world could the Best Build list not include Jim Ldgers thread. As good as all the others are his build is a cut above:

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...Brewer-catboat

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Very cool, HMTs. But how in the world could the Best Build list not include Jim Ldgers thread. As good as all the others are his build is a cut above:

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...Brewer-catboat
    Unfortunately Jim has closed his threads in protest to Duncan's trip to band camp.

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    That ship saw looks excellent! Any details on the build?

    I know Jim's build; we have it listed here: http://www.boatbuilds.net/yacht-brew...-by-jim-ledger . We need to add it to a future more in-depth feature; I see it's actually been updated since I last checked it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homemadetools View Post
    That ship saw looks excellent! Any details on the build?

    I know Jim's build; we have it listed here: http://www.boatbuilds.net/yacht-brew...-by-jim-ledger . We need to add it to a future more in-depth feature; I see it's actually been updated since I last checked it out.
    I was building a heavy sawn frame boat at the time and needed something to saw rolling bevels. The saw itself is just a home built 20'' bandsaw mounted to the top "C" section of ply (doubled 3/4''), that C section moves on a series of ball bearings .I should mention that the surface the bearings roll on has a strip of 1 1/2'' x 1/8'' steel screwed on. The center of the C is the intersection of the blade and the table.
    The saw is adjusted with a 1/2'' threaded rod, one end captured but free to spin on the moving section, turning through pivoting long nut. A battery drill turns the rod and thus adjusts the blade angle. The blade angle is visible to the operator on the protractor to the lefy, it has a lead weighted pointer.

    Edited to add, the saw tilts from 45 degrees to the right and about 15 degrees to he left.

    Were I doing it again I'd use a second hand 14'' bandsaw instead of building one.
    Last edited by PeterSibley; 10-06-2016 at 05:06 PM.
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    My modest contribution: a combination disk sander and router table. The disk was salvaged from an old Rek-O-Kut turntable; a friend turned a shaft on a lathe for me, and the pillow blocks came from a place that sold machinists accessories. The motor came out of an old furnace fan. Hard to see, but on the far end, there's a 12 x 12 insert plate which takes my Craftsman router, and a custom wooden fence with a channel routed out that accepts a 1.5" hose from my shop vac.

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    Thanks guys, we've added these tool builds to the encyclopedia, credited to your names and linked directly to this thread. Here are the listings:

    Combination Disc Sander Router Table by Norman Bernstein
    Ship Saw by PeterSibley

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    Really liked you ship saw build. Any chance of pictures from other view points?

    I'm heavily leaning toward Stumpy Nub's 24 in., 3 wheeled design for the size of parts that can be sawed and the relatively small size of the machine.
    JonMTO

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    Hey guys - we have a new ebook out: How to Make a Belt Sander. 100% free of course. Click the graphic below to check it out:



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