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    Specialty tools

    I’ve had an interest in tools other types of crafts use that might be perfect for specialty woodworking tasks. I was talking to my jeweler friend about inlay and sometimes the need for a very small chisel...less than 1/8”. He commented that 1/8” was large to a jeweler and could get 1/16” or less if I wanted. So here is one he got for me that is .0635”. Perfect for cleaning out 1/8” stringing grooves or other small tasks. I may have him get a few more as the need arises. Always fun to run into something useful for woodworking that isn’t made for woodworking.

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    Last edited by Phil Mueller; 04-28-2021 at 5:45 AM.

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    I enjoy doing that too, Phil. Jeweller's chisels like these are a great find!
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    Neat!! I think you probably meant .0635” though, which would be a bit over 1/16” (.0625”).

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    John, yes, thank you. I corrected my original post.

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    They are also useful for small dovetails. Gravers is the name for that tool. Been using my grandfathers for years.

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    Jim, you’ve been holding out on us! I think I’ll find a number of uses for it. I assume your grandfather was a jeweler?

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    I am holding out a bit, I’ll be posting a project in the next day or so. My grandfather was an engraver and a die maker. He engraved silverware, jewelry, trophy’s, watches, rings you get the idea. I have a bunch of his tools of the trade.
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    this is a die sinkers ball vise I made a little bench top for. Very handy.
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    Really cool example of Tool cross pollenization from one trade to another. Super practical for inlay too I bet. Thanks for sharing Phil.

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    This is not such a reach from woodworking but the wooden jaws make this machinist's vise real handy for small work.

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    As shown they were a little too long so they are shorter now. 5 minutes to change over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bender View Post
    This is not such a reach from woodworking but the wooden jaws make this machinist's vise real handy for small work.

    Machinist's vise 3.jpg

    As shown they were a little too long so they are shorter now. 5 minutes to change over.
    Same thing with my big metal vise but it is just a couple pieces of firewood that rest on the bottom of the jaw extension. It only takes as long as fnding two pieces of firewood and turning the vise screw.

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