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Monthly Archives: July 2009
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
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).
Here is the infill in action on walnut, purpleheart and oak.
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
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
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
Time to make the tote fit my hand. The process goes something like this: Plane for a while. Where does my hand hurt? Why? Remove a little bit of wood with a file (because I’m not going to be able … Continue reading
Here is a photo that says more with what it doesn’t show. But I like it so you get to see it. Here are three planes, 47.5 (or so) degrees, 55 degrees and 60 degrees (left to right). Two metal … Continue reading