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Jacek Robotka

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Hello,

Please see my recent work - historical tools hand forged from carbon steel, wood - oak, fully operational.

Thank you

Jacek

 

 

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That's super cool! I also love the plane.

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“If you trust in yourself. . . believe in your dreams. . . and follow your star. . . you will still get beaten by the people who have spent their time working hard and learning things, the people who weren't so lazy.” ~ Terry Pratchett

 

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Beautiful work all of it, but i'm really drawn to the plane

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The smith also sitteth by the anvil,

And fighteth with the heat of the furnace,

And noise of the hammer and the anvil is ever in his ears,

And his eyes look still upon the pattern of the thing that he maketh,

He setteth his mind to finish his work,

And waitethto polish it perfectly.

-Ecclesiasticus

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I love tools making and using, I generally don't do pretty on things I make to use my self. But these are some fine looking tools!

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Isa 54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.Lu 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Mr 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
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The awl caught my eye. Also such nice wood on all!

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I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan....

- Benjamin Franklin

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I don't usually do much refinement on the tools I make for myself, but I really enjoy making them. Those look great.

I tend to use old files for stock, since I go through an inordinate number of files each year. They make great chisels and punches.

 

The attention to detail and loving care on each tool really shows.

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please visit my website http://www.professorsforge.com/

 

“Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs

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Nice assortment of tools! Noticed that you made a socket for the chisel. Is the socket forged from the same bar of steel as the rest of the chisel? Not sure how many times I started to make a draw knife but it never did happen.

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Nice assortment of tools! Noticed that you made a socket for the chisel. Is the socket forged from the same bar of steel as the rest of the chisel? Not sure how many times I started to make a draw knife but it never did happen.

 

Hello,

 

The socket and chisel is forged from one piece of steel.

 

The drawing knife was my first one :)

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Great tools !

Do you have any pictures/infos on the originals ? :)

Thank you.

 

Yes I have. Please see pictures below that have been takem in Kopenhagen Museum ;)

 

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Thank you

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That's very interesting what tools were available in viking era. I'm really impressed by a hack saw! I'm trying to work out how they made a thin blade of high carbon steel with so tiny teeth and successfully heat treated it! I must have been a real high tech at that time.

 

Great work Jacek!

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That's very interesting what tools were available in viking era. I'm really impressed by a hack saw! I'm trying to work out how they made a thin blade of high carbon steel with so tiny teeth and successfully heat treated it! I must have been a real high tech at that time.

 

Great work Jacek!

The blade is from shop I am afraid, because I wanted for future user to be able to exchange the blade for the ones available in shops.

However I am in process of hand making blade and will show here shortly. The process of making thin blade is possible by using rolling mill and the hardening process is possible by using special metal frame, that keep the blade in tense.

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im trying to figure out how you get the blade in that hack saw! very nice

 

The frame of the hack saw is a bit bigger then the blade, so it keeps the blade tense. Attaching the blade is possible thereby that the rivets have shape of small hooks.

 

Thank you

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