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Monthly Archives: June 2009
I did a [very] light pein of the bottom tails just to force the sole up against the sides (you can kinda see the punch divots in the second photo). Then pre-heated to 500F (oven), applied clamps (see previous post) … Continue reading
To be brazed. The four cross “pins” will hold the sides parallel each other and square to the sole (they have been machined to the same width as the sole). The two front cross pins will also be used to … Continue reading
This project is taking a while to get done and I wanted to see something happen so I bolted down the frog, pushed the sides on, used a quick grip to clamp the infill to the frog and stuck in … Continue reading
Here is what the mostly finished frog looks like. It will be screwed to a mortise in the infill, which will be drilled so a screw driver can reach the screws. Believe it or not, the screws are accessible (with … Continue reading
Here is what the sole looks like after the studs have been silver brazed to it. The green goo is flux, the silver looking stuff is 56% silver (which melts at 1200F) and the black crap is burnt flux & … Continue reading
So many options, so few decisions. I need to figure out what I’m going to do for a frog. Here are the options I’ve prototyped: Two Bedrock style frogs:– I have a steel frog that is attached by screws … Continue reading
Here is the plan for the shoulder plane should you want to build one. Feel free to modify to your hearts content, it is free to share. Click for a 150 DPI scan.
Finally finished putting finish on the ebony wedges. I could not get poly urethane to cure, even when applied over a shellac spit coat(which could very well have been because I used a waxed shellac by mistake), so I started … Continue reading
Nothing like a french fitted case to add a touch of class to a tool, eh? Especially one made of card board. I put this together so the plane can be tossed into a toolbox (or the mailbox) and not … Continue reading