Make custom tools that work for you
Learn to make custom chairmaking tools that will fit your personal needs and your individual grip. From preparing the blade to shaping and testing the cut, this video will show you how to make your own custom hand tools.
• To take bar stock steel, mark it, drill it, grind it and turn it into a proper blade
• The steps to rough shape and then lay out the mouth location for each tool
• The mechanics behind fitting the sole to the blade to make perfect shavings
• How to fine tune the cut and finish shape the tool for a comfortable grip
• And much more!
Don‘t settle for assembly-line tools, customize them to fit your custom work.
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About the Host:
Claire Minihan is a graduate of the North Bennet Street School’s Cabinet and Furniture Program. She worked in a custom cabinet shop in New England for 3 years and learned how to make travishers from Windsor Chairmaker Peter Galbert. Originally planned as a temporary job, making travishers soon became a full-time occupation and she has been making travishers for nearly 5 years. Claire says, “there’s something to be said about making your own tools … you have complete command to make your tool custom to you. Once you’re comfortable with the overall process of making these tools, I think you will find these fundamentals will translate when you tune up other tools in the shop”.
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