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Offline Acer Saccharum

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Handmade tools
« on: March 19, 2009, 03:08:50 PM »
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/remark/pages/hobbies/tools.html

For those who like special touches for your favorite tools, here is someone having fun making amand modifying tools to his liking.

Boungiorno!

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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 04:33:09 PM »
Acer,

With all the time spent on making tools..... think he has time to use them??  I'm just saying.....
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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 04:54:24 PM »
You are a very talented man!. You don't cease to amaze me of your skills and knowledge Tom. Beautiful work and will be great treasures for your family in the years to come,   ...Geo.

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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 05:01:00 PM »
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/remark/pages/hobbies/tools.html

For those who like special touches for your favorite tools, here is someone having fun making amand modifying tools to his liking.

Boungiorno!

Acer
Acer,

With all the time spent on making tools..... think he has time to use them??  I'm just saying.....

Back up and take a look at  http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/remark  You can follow the link to his hobbys and workshop and see that he does use a lot of tools.  Maybe not the ones he makes.  I wonder that he has time for anything else.

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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 05:15:07 PM »
I hand make some of my tools they are just not as photogenic.

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Offline Acer Saccharum

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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 05:18:47 PM »
There is more to life than guns, guys.   ;D

For some folks it's all about the tools, for others, they are merely a means to an end.

Thanks for the compliments, George, but I can't take credit for the tools. It's someone's website a friend sent me.

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Offline Acer Saccharum

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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 05:45:55 PM »
This guy made a small router that might be the ticket for inlaying, lock recesses, sideplate pocket clearing, etc.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/remark/pages/hobbies/router.html
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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 07:11:28 PM »
Remarkable and tasty tools.  Terrific accomlplishment.  Thanks Tom.
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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 12:36:43 AM »
I be thinkin this guy likes to make tools  ;D  think I need to bookmark this and visit often
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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2009, 03:25:12 AM »
WOW!! that fella is a true craftsman in the tool department! Thanks for the link.
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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2009, 05:42:41 AM »
Very nice! I do like those handles for the needle files.
Thanks for the link.


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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 03:44:51 PM »
Gotta admire the guy.  If you didn't have it back then you made it.  I'm just jealous I don't have the time to make such elaborate looking tools.  I like looking at old tools and how they used them.  I think I spent over an hour at Williamsburg just watching guys making furniture.  Made the wife mad but she got over it. 

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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2009, 05:28:32 PM »
I spent over an hour at Williamsburg just watching guys making furniture.  Made the wife mad but she got over it. 

Only an hour? I lost four hrs in the gunshop including the wife. Found her later that day.  Said she figured as much and knew where to find me. She would would not have been as upset if I would have noticed when she left though.  ::)

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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2009, 05:37:18 PM »
Acer said "There is more to life than guns, guys."

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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2009, 02:59:45 AM »
   There is more to life than guns, I just havent figured out what it is yet. As for the tools, they are great but I just cant see putting that much time into a tool when I could be working on a gun instead. A tool being a piece of art doesnt make the work piece come out better, so I would put the time into the project and not the tools.
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Re: Handmade tools
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2009, 09:52:52 PM »
   There is more to life than guns, I just havent figured out what it is yet. As for the tools, they are great but I just cant see putting that much time into a tool when I could be working on a gun instead. A tool being a piece of art doesnt make the work piece come out better, so I would put the time into the project and not the tools.
 Todd

Is a gun not just a tool?. A fancy gun doesn't get the job done any better either but is a real pleasure to own and use.......for some ;D