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Offline Joe Short

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Re: DIY tools
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2014, 09:56:11 PM »
Here are some of mine:
Mallets, RF tonechannel sled and jig, AR jigs, pen press, burn wires, round and square carbide tools, RF reed burnisher, o-ring groove cutter, and a chuck for my custom bands. In the background you can see my photo box and table saw (under all the books, having been made obsolete by my recently acquired hybrid saw).

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Offline Levi @ Wingtamer Outdoors

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Re: DIY tools
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 01:34:43 PM »
Some of my tooling I've made.

1/2, 5/8, .618, .640, 3/4, and 7/8 expanding mandrels

Pin lock mandrels

My take at an acrylic drill bit. It works great.

My tool rest out of 5/8 rod with 5/8 bolt welded on.

Parting/ o-ring tool and rougher made from old files. These hold a heck of an edge.

Finally my tuning block.
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Offline FS Custom Calls

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Re: DIY tools
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2014, 03:34:25 PM »
Levi, love the expanding mandrels, how does one go about making them?  Im an Indiana boy too, where abouts in the state are you at?
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Offline Levi @ Wingtamer Outdoors

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Re: DIY tools
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2014, 04:45:07 PM »
FS I'm located in the Southwest part of the state. Where abouts you from.

As far as the mandrels let check the bolt size when I get home to give you the right steps.
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