I just hate it when I do this. I didn’t trace the side plates onto the infill before I started removing wood and what do you know, I cut too low (you can see the shims under the infill to raise it up). Now I have a problem to patch. I could start over (I hate doing that because I usually screw up again), glue a shim to the bottom of the infill and get yet another glue line or lower the side plates. I noticed that my Stanley’s have much lower side plates so I’m going to stare at that option for a bit.
Another question is: is the infill shape any good? It feels good but it sure looks different and has this weird skinny vs bulky & rounded vs square vibe. On the other hand, the handle seems, to me, to have a rather pleasing humanoid form (now, if I could carve some arms holding the iron …).
- Well, I didn't expect that to work, but nothing took flight. Fly cutting steel on a mag chuck as weld prep. The chuck is so new it doesn't have a model number. Or serial number for that matter.Tee slot chamfer tool, both edges in go.Clearance is clearance Clarence. Space is kinda tight in there, lots of clamp hopscotch. Slot clean up. Using flexly flyer garage sale end mill, at least it's carbide. Cuts something like 0.012" under, maybe a regrind?