Hank Rearden
I got these off of eBay. 47 bucks. I thought about making them because they are rather simple. on the other hand I don't think I would do as good a job as these were made. Plus one broken drill bit and I would end up short on the deal plus my time.  I hope to use them soon.

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Metalmelt
Those are nice. I'm getting that way too. "I can make that" but will I. [rolleyes]
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jmccustomknives
If I ever need to do joinery those would help.  I'm cheap, but it came to the point where I said my time was worth X and to make it new cost Y.  When Y was less than X it meant to by new. 

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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theengel
I've looked and searched, and I just can't figure out what a monkey tool is.
Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?
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angela Shen
hello,i am angela.
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jmccustomknives
angela Shen wrote:
hello,i am angela.


Howdy, feel free to start a post and introduce yourself there. 

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Hank Rearden
The monkey tool is used to square up the shoulder when making tenons. At 8:30 in the video Rory uses the monkey tool.

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Metalmelt
I like Rory, haven't seen an of his videos for a while. I have crappy internet.
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anvil
I make mine from hex shaped drill rod.

Lol, its far cheaper to learn how to drill properly than pay for them.

Also a tip...

Slightly dome the surface that contacts the shoulder of your tenon.

This leaves the outer edge a bit proud. When you set your tenon, this will crush and create a perfect mate to ypur bar.... no gaps looks good and you stil get a solid connection
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Hank Rearden
Thanks for that tip. I will dome them. This will be the first time I'll try joinery. Although "try" isn't  completely accurate. Do is more appropriate.
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Metalmelt
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