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270437 Erik Levin 2020‑04‑07 Mad a tool
Over the last few days, I made a specialized tool. Primarily galoot methods--
Number 4, spokeshave, vixen files, and scraper for the wood. Hacksaw and hand
files (I love my 12" Save-edge for precise yet fast steel removal) for the
steel. Only concession to the tailed apprentice was the final sizing of the
business end, as it needs a fairly precise fit.

Construction is pretty much what you see: quilted maple from a tree I helped a
friend take down about a decade ago-- not much left of it, but it is gorgeous--
and a chunk of steel from the scrap bucket-- nothing special here, though it was
some form of tool blade originally.

https://postimg.cc/GHQPHZGf
https://postimg.cc/2qPhsmN1

Roughed the blade by hand after annealing. Marked it out using red collodion
markout dye, straightedge, and B&S 800 (6 inch) divider for the 2" radius at the
business end. Filed the radius and thinned it, then appealed to the tailed
machine.

Roughed the wood with a #4 and spokeshave, followed by fine shaping with a vixen
file.

Split the wood, drilled to match an existing hole in the steel for a 5mm copper
rod as a pin, and epoxied the whole mess together. Filed the rod ends to match
and blended it all with a scraper. The wood isn't a perfect match to the steel.
I went with what I had on hand.

Trimmed the ends of the wood for a comfortable grip and welt to town with the
dewaxed shellac.


Now for the fun: Anyone car to guess what this is for? It has a VERY specific
use.



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270439 Claudio DeLorenzi <claudio@d...> 2020‑04‑07 Re: Mad a tool
Cap iron screw driver?  Would have been helpful to have a rule in the
photo, to judge size.  If you rehardened it, it could also be used a a
scraper.  And, of course, it could easily be used as a lever for opening
bottles of beer....
Claudio

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 3:37 PM Erik Levin via OldTools <
oldtools@s...> wrote:
270444 Mick Dowling <spacelysprocket@b...> 2020‑04‑07 Re: Mad a tool
Eric

Is it for Dzus fasteners? Quarter turn quick release fasteners.

Mick Dowling
Melbourne Australia



On 8 Apr 2020, at 5:37 am, Erik Levin via OldTools  wrote:


Over the last few days, I made a specialized tool. Primarily galoot methods--
Number 4, spokeshave, vixen files, and scraper for the wood. Hacksaw and hand
files (I love my 12" Save-edge for precise yet fast steel removal) for the
steel. Only concession to the tailed apprentice was the final sizing of the
business end, as it needs a fairly precise fit.

(snippage)


Now for the fun: Anyone car to guess what this is for? It has a VERY specific
use.
270445 Mike Rock <mikerock@m...> 2020‑04‑07 Re: Mad a tool
Dunno......my original WWII Dzus wrench by Vultee is the original 
'Snoopy' wrench form.  This one could be for a single size.
The work for tightening Redfield sights on to target rifle bases too.
270446 Erik Levin 2020‑04‑07 Re: Mad a tool
And we have a winner! It is for Dzus fasteners, but a less common size.
Unfortunately, though the nominal size is the same, the oil screen plug driver
for my old Harley is too thick for the slot and has a different end radius. The
general design here is also a reasonable match for the era of the equipment the
fasteners are on-- 1940's-- though not a match for the OEM stamped tool.


I think it has a bit more class, and it is certainly more comfortable to use.


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On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 5:37:21 PM EDT, Mick Dowling 
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Eric

Is it for Dzus fasteners? Quarter turn quick release fasteners.

Mick Dowling
Melbourne Australia
270447 Mick Dowling <spacelysprocket@b...> 2020‑04‑07 Re: Mad a tool
Yippee! Where do I collect my prize?

Mick Dowling
Melbourne Australia
270448 Erik Levin 2020‑04‑07 Re: Mad a tool
Pick up is in NJ, USA...


The prize is the last 30X30X12mm cut of the maple I used.


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On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 6:44:19 PM EDT, Mick Dowling 
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Yippee! Where do I collect my prize?

Mick Dowling
Melbourne Australia

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