Woodwork awl

Recycled from a well-worn & much favoured Stanley philips 201 screwdriver. Re-ground & oil stone honed with 4 sided point
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Awesome as a point awl (marking accurate; screw / drill points with brad point bits, flat bits & forstners)
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Tool rings

Quick release rings for the tools on my electronics bench
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Made from the sprung stainless steel inserts from old car wiper blades (the rubber bit sometimes has these in it, ask at your local garage) & some 2.4mm stainless wire for the jump rings.
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Shaped with jewellery pliers
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Better than keyring style rings, these quickly lock into, and out of, place
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Materials:
1 x wiper blade insert (normally 2 in each rubber blade)
1 x 40x2.4 mm o/d stainless steel wire

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Metalwork mallets

large diameter heads & long reach heads in double wedge, round & flat
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Heads are home grown & seasoned holly, wedges are mahogany & handles are beech.
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Handles turned from old table legs, spoke shaved ovoid, danish oiled and burnished smooth with 00 wire wool.
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Added extra weight with heated and shrunk rings
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3 smaller mallets, beech dowel handles, holly heads.
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All heads danish oil soaked in poly bag, finish left on heads
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knoba - metalwork mallets

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Materials:
Large heads: 2 x 125x50 mm o/d (5"x2" o/d) holly
Long reach heads: 2 x 180x40 mm o/d (7"x1 1/2" o/d) holly
Small heads: 3 x 100x32 mm o/d (4"x1 1/4" o/d) holly
Large head handles: 2 x 280x40 mm o/d (11"x1 1/2" o/d) beech
Long reach head handles: 2 x 325x40 mm o/d (12 1/4"x1 1/2" o/d) beech
Small head handles: 3 x 330x15 mm o/d (13"x19/32" o/d) beech
Danish oil
00 Wire wool

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Wood-database.com – holly & beech/

Colron – refined danish oil

Liberon – steel wool

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Bass amp redux

Carlsbro Colt 45K bass amp.
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Found on a rubbish skip
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Rats…
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Reverb unit.
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New speaker.
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Re-covered.
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“House amp”!
knoba - Bass Amp Redux

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Carving gouges

Started off with 6 rust pitted Firmers & a double bevel.
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5 straight flute carving gouges.
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Steel courtesy of; Addis, Ward & Payne, Record, Sorby, Belle, Brades (many thanks).
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Fishtail spoon gouge
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Required some re-forging, shaping, polishing, hardening, tempering, pickling, re-polishing & stropping
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Reverse bevel straight gouge
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From double bevel; (as with all others) required shaping, polishing, hardening, tempering, pickling, re-polishing & stropping
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Reverse bevel straight gouge for doing inside socket of mortise gauge (for example)
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Diamond hone for soles
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Newly turned handles and ferrules. Danish oiled & waxed.
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Shaped a slip stone for carving chisels including “V” gouges
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knoba – Tool tang drill bit

knoba – Spur drive

knoba – Head knives

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Electric Guitar

20 year old incomplete project, found on freecycle.
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It finally has a voice and a lovely, unique, sound range.
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Fodic neck.
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I’ve done a lot to this guitar to get it up; hand beaten stainless steel jack port…
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Custom electrics; 3 x dpdt phase reversal switches, hi & lo tone controls.
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Non-magmetic 3 series stainless steel, all inlayed.
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New house guitar. Have some wood inlay to do & more wood carving.
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A first for me. Wood inlays (white oak)
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Switches are 3 position DPDT (down = out of phase, centre = off, up = on)
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304 stainless made from sheet
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Depth spotted with drill and chiselled flat, hide glued.
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Closing trim
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knoba – Electric Guitar – 2017.dxf

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Hand graver

Hand graver for engraving metal.

Iroko handle, cast & machined brass body, 1/8″ hss lathe tool, m4 grub screws.
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Handle is flat on one side to allow the tool a low attack angle.
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knoba – Hand graver – 2016.dxf (CAD file link below)
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knoba – Hand graver – 2016.dxf

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