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Offline divemaster1963

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Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« on: May 16, 2012, 08:38:05 PM »
These are Better Photos of my handmade cutout Tools for removing conb in tight places.

I forged these tools from stainless steel rods.
let Me know what you think about them
john


this is all three.each has a specific task.

This is the hook knife for removing overhead and wall attached comb.



This is the pointed 90 degree knife to cut thru comb overhead or wall.


This is the ofset flat knife for cutting comb in joist areas when comming from the side.

You can see the slight offset of the blade to scape the comb off roofs or underlayment.

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 08:52:26 PM »
Are you sure you didn't get mad at your golf putters one day?    Good looking tools there.   Lets see them in action.   I bet you can reach in tight places with those. 

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 09:00:41 PM »
Are you sure you didn't get mad at your golf putters one day?    Good looking tools there.   Lets see them in action.   I bet you can reach in tight places with those. 

No not at my golf putters. But the gas powered trimmer that died now lives again. 8-)

Made from the solid steel shaft inside the tube. That will teach my other trimmers to start when I want the to run. :whip:

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 09:45:18 PM »
Nice!  My DH made me one for our various top bar hives, like the center one but not angled.  Handy skill to have, being able to make your own tools  :-D
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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 09:14:14 PM »
Nicely done!

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012, 09:51:39 PM »
Thanks. some times I have more time to think than a person should have.(at least that is what my wife says because of the honey do list.)

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2012, 10:11:36 PM »
I think they will do you a good job.

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 09:52:53 PM »
Nice tools - maybe you should change your name to the BeeSurgeon.   :)

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 10:01:14 PM »
John, put me down for a set.
How long are they? Currently my italian hive to is my long reach tool.
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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2012, 10:36:45 PM »
John, put me down for a set.
How long are they? Currently my italian hive to is my long reach tool.

The hook is15 1/2 inches long
The pointed one is 16 1/2 inches long.
The Flat blade one is 23 inches long.

I can make them as long as 5 1/2 feet long or as short as you want them. Just let me know and I will try and round up the meterials as quickly as possible.

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2013, 10:40:21 AM »
this is same tools what is in use in croatia for straw skep beekeeping.
nice job, coustom and pourpose made. usefull and practic.

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2014, 02:03:32 PM »
Nice set . . . well done!
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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2014, 08:31:50 PM »
I buy a 3 foot piece of steel rod from a big box store, cut it half, heat the end with a propane torch, bend 1-1/2" over to form the blade, beat it flat with a three lb. hammer, sharpen it with a grinder and a file and stick a handle on it.
I made one that has the blade on a 45 to the shaft so I can cut comb off walls or ceilings with the same knife and I do not have to hold the tool at a 90 to the surface the comb is on.
The next ones I make will have rectangular handles so I can tell where the blade is by the feel of the handle instead of trying to see into the back of a dark hole.
I paint all my cut out and yard tools bright yellow, makes them easy to spot in the grass.

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2014, 12:50:33 PM »
Are you sure you didn't get mad at your golf putters one day?    Good looking tools there.   Lets see them in action.   I bet you can reach in tight places with those. 

No not at my golf putters. But the gas powered trimmer that died now lives again. 8-)

Made from the solid steel shaft inside the tube. That will teach my other trimmers to start when I want the to run. :whip:

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2014, 01:44:52 PM »
What is the purpose of the bend on the tip of the hook knife?  I get that you use the long part of the blade to cut a comb out, but why the second bend?
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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2014, 12:44:41 AM »
What is the purpose of the bend on the tip of the hook knife?  I get that you use the long part of the blade to cut a comb out, but why the second bend?

The second bend was at the average thickness of wild comb. I use it in over head cutouts to cut individual comb out and 2hen up against walls it cuts the hinges 5o the tops out. Works great. I even made five foot set do work in tight places that I have to use a catch board.

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2014, 08:18:20 AM »
Good work do you heat the metal first before you hammer the steel?
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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2014, 09:12:51 AM »
So is the hook because the top of the comb flares and sometimes is connected across?  Just trying to picture the purpose.
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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2014, 10:39:59 PM »
I think John did a wonderful job professional looking to

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Re: Handmade hand Hammered cutout tools!
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2015, 02:17:05 PM »
Good work do you heat the metal first before you hammer the steel?
Yes then I temper the steel to hold edge.