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 installed so I can finish the wagon vise (a modified copy of the BenchCrafted tail vise). But it wasn’t happening and I wanted to do something, so I started to think about the next plane I want to build, a jointer. Here is what I got after letting the pencil wander around on paper for a while.
- 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.I guess Abom torque isn't always the answer. Interesting - no springs, a belleville washer stack instead.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.