Monthly Archives: July 2009

Have pencil, will doodle

Trying to work on the workbench I’m building, a small Roubo (5’ x 15”), using the crappiest Fir 4x4s I have ever tried to do anything with. But they were free. And dry. I need to get the end cap … Continue reading

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Umm, do you have that in medium?

This plane is the same size as a Stanley #4 at nine inches long and weighs a bit over 1/2 pound more (1,838g vs 1,571g).

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Show Me the Money!

Here is the infill in action on walnut, purpleheart and oak.

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AL9: Finished!

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Dovetail Chisel

Jameel Abraham of Khalaf Oud Luthiery has a blog entry on designing the Czeck Edge chisel, which struck me as a really cool design. I forgot about it until I was thinking about grinding and remembered a chisel I had … Continue reading

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Infill on a stick

It is always a head scratcher to figure out how to hold a small part when applying finish. I’m wiping varnish on all surfaces so I need to rotate, twist, turn, flip, etc the infill for access. So I bolted … Continue reading

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Exposed! The Infill Inside Story! Exclusive Photos!

Here is a photo of all the parts to my infill smoother. All the parts on the bottom bolt into the shell (at top). The metals are titanium (the cap screw), 6061 aluminum (the mouth block), O-1 steel (iron) and … Continue reading

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