I Can Do That! Shop-made Tools

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I Can Do That! Shop-made Tools

Instead of making great furniture with minimal tools, this time Chad’s showing how to make three shop tools that will see use every day: a wooden mallet with wrapped handle; a marking gauge and a square that can be checked and adjusted for accuracy. Click here for more I Can Do That projects! http://bit.ly/all_I_Can_Do_That
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Make a Try Square - Woodworking Layout Tool

Follow along as I go thou making a French Style Try Square out of curly maple and cherry. You can make your own or support this little woodworking school by purchasing one on our website ‘wortheffort.com’ or visiting our relocation fundraiser on IndieGoGo.com.
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  • Franks DIY
    July 17, 2016

    Great job When I make mine I'm going to link you're video . Thank you

  • I Sketchup, You can to
    July 17, 2016

    Was the peening of the metal a wasted step? You had to resquare it anyway

  • avalonbear61
    July 17, 2016

    Great idea's Chad.

  • billfromelma
    July 17, 2016

    Good job Chad , simple but functional.

  • Gene Anthes
    July 17, 2016

    Great video, but where's safety Dan!

  • Jason Becker
    July 17, 2016

    Not a huge fan of the wrapped handle but other than that great tools thanks for the ideas. I wonder how much abuse the mallet would take only held together with glue rather than a wedge system

  • RobertoDonatti
    July 18, 2016

    great vid

  • SimkinC42
    July 18, 2016

    I noticed on the mallet that you've got the end grain facing out, does that make a difference in the long term durability of the of the mallet?

  • rodney adams
    July 18, 2016

    if like me and have trouble find threaded insert. you could use tap and die to cut threades right into wood. or use screw or bolt force in wood to cut threads but might ruin your bolt. if use hard wood. not recommended for pine.

  • david galeski
    July 18, 2016

    I like it

  • dennis medeiros
    July 18, 2016

    this is a great series and chad you do a very good job. hope it last a long time. is it going to be on a videos] disk ?

  • Roger Ramsey
    July 18, 2016

    I saw you checking the squareness of the OUTSIDE edge, then trimming it with the plane. The next thing you showed was applying the finish coat(s) and wax. Did you not check and/or adjust the inside corner: or did you just not show it in the video?

  • david ospina
    July 18, 2016

    does this square stay true even after a few years? with wood expansion and all

  • Leonel Narvaez
    July 18, 2016

    I like the video. May I ask if the curves at the ends serve a purpose or are just details?

  • Cedric Wyeth
    July 18, 2016

    ha! So you need a square to make a square. Thank you for this lovely video.

  • Steve Crane
    July 18, 2016

    When buying try squares, all that I've ever seen have a square end; what is the purpose of the S curve on the end of this one? I assume it isn't merely decorative.

  • Lewis Mealing
    July 18, 2016

    I'm all for making things yourself when you can, but a square is not something I would risk being off.
    All it takes is for your hand to be 1-2 degrees out when you're chiseling the slot and the square is useless. I'd also be worried about the wood warping over time, although I guess as you always work inside your shop that's not such an issue for you.
    It's a nice project and was beautifully made, I'm just not sure about the practical use of it.

  • He ART
    July 18, 2016

    A Good Work, i'm trying for myself….

  • Carlos Renato Buzine
    July 18, 2016

    Fiquei impressionado com seu talento de artesão! Incrível!! Congratulações do Brasil!

  • Allan van der Merwe
    July 18, 2016

    like the way you put all your tools etc on display before you do any work.

  • Pro1er
    July 18, 2016

    I'm sure glad we have electricity where I live, at least you won't wake the family.
    Just kidding, that was fun to watch a skilled woodworker exercise his skills, you have a new sub.

  • Cane Pazzo
    July 18, 2016

    Can't find the square on your website for purchase?

  • Mark Evans
    July 18, 2016

    I really enjoyed watching this….. watching someone like you using your hand tool skills is really impressive…. you have a new subscriber.

  • Sajid Rafique
    July 18, 2016

    too good

  • Sanju Chandy
    July 18, 2016

    Great work keep it up

  • Dangit_Bobby
    July 18, 2016

    What did you finish it with? It looked like you rubbed on some boiled linseed, but why bother if you're putting on a wax right after?

  • Marcelo Iván Rojas Hernández
    July 18, 2016

    Nice Job!

  • Aussie Steve
    July 18, 2016

    Music site? the tune works well with your vid.

  • Scott Varena
    July 18, 2016

    What is the reason for the divots in the rear and the slope on the front of the square? Is it purely decorative? Thanks

  • Daniel Ravert
    July 18, 2016

    wow man bad ass

  • Neill Wylie
    July 18, 2016

    Enjoyed watching this. Real nice wood used too!