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 hold the bun in place as well as support the sides. Since the rear infill “floats” on the frog and isn’t attached to the sides, I filled in those pin holes (check previous entries to see if you can see where they aren’t anymore). In a “oh, what the hell” design decision, the screw cap and front pins will have visible screws. And since the plane won’t be used on its side (on a shooting board), the screws are not flush with the sides.
- Nipple spear take 2. Got smart and copied the commercial version. Learned a few things about work holding, the bulbous end fits both a collet and a center. On a manual lathe you flip it couple of times. Two tapers.Spoke spear - for digging nipples out of a puddle of linseed oil and putting them in a deep(ish) dish rim socket. Serrations really help retain the nipple. No idea of the angle, just stuck a shim under the front of the spinner and ground away.