Monthly Archives: July 2009

Make it fit like a glove

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

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Try to see what you can’t see

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

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Le Frog, Part III

Here is the finished frog (well, almost, still need to finish shaping the grip and apply finish). The 3/4” (thick) aluminum mouth block has been screwed and glued (epoxy) to the infill. The frog is held to the sole with … Continue reading

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Light Tight

Flattening the sole was very difficult. Stainless steel hates heat and moves as it heats up. If you are using power to sand/grind it, it gets really hot and I have nasty burn to prove it (stainless is a poor … Continue reading

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Infill Jack Plane

It is pretty rate to see a infill plane with an adjustable mouth. But I wanted one for several reasons: I don’t know what the “optimum” mouth width is, or if there is one (I suspect it differs for different … Continue reading

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