Odd-ball tools that save the day
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  Re: RE: Odd-ball tools that save the day by hbmcc (I don't know how man...)
(05-30-2019, 11:28 AM)hbmcc Wrote: I don't know how many times over the years I have almost picked up or ordered gimlets. I even tried to make a gimlet from coat hanger wire. They aren't something I anticipate comfort in using, so are definitely "odd-ball". Drill bits seem to be more useful. 

Alternatives and workarounds to missing tools, or other, are the norm.

Not enough room inside the box for a drill and bit. Gimlet gets into tight spots and makes a hole.
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#18
  Re: RE: Odd-ball tools that save the day by C. in Indy (Credit for this one ...)
(05-31-2019, 10:11 AM)C. in Indy Wrote: Credit for this one goes to Scott Grandstaff...


The thin, flexy scraper, great for odd jobs:




Easy to sharpen "good enough" in a saw-vise by draw-filing a 45-degree bevel:




Chris

I have all sorts of bits and pieces of scraper stock in various shapes. They come in handy and can be easily shaped for particular spots.
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  Re: RE: Odd-ball tools that save the day by Timberwolf ([quote='Scoony' pid=...)
(05-29-2019, 09:16 PM)Timberwolf Wrote: ...........................
I sometimes go a month without ever using a Dremel, then sometimes it's the only tool that will do the job and I will use it almost every day for a week. One of the most useful tools you can have WHEN you need one..Plenty of "imitator" Dremels out there for a little more than a loaded Big Mac with a shake and fries.....  Big Grin Winkgrin

I would not consider a Dremel to be an odd-ball tool. It gets used too much to be one in my shop. Easiest way to shape scrapers and scratch stock.
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  Re: RE: Odd-ball tools that save the day by Gary G™ (Always a treat to se...)
(05-29-2019, 10:00 PM)Gary G™ Wrote: Always a treat to see your work Scoony.

Thanks, this is a small chest for a niece that just graduated high school. I will post some pics in a few days when its completed. Made from curly imbuia which is a lot like a dark (semi-sweet) chocolate brown mahogany.
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  Re: RE: Odd-ball tools that save the day by Scoony ([quote='Timberwolf' ...)
(05-31-2019, 01:27 PM)Scoony Wrote: I would not consider a Dremel to be an odd-ball tool. It gets used too much to be one in my shop. Easiest way to shape scrapers and scratch stock.

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I wouldn't consider a Dremel to be "odd" in a power tool forum, but it is odd to me since it is powered by electrons rather than by the Armstrong method. Crazy Big Grin
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#22
  Re: Odd-ball tools that save the day by Scoony (I have a set of Giml...)
My wife would like me to post a picture of myself!
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