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Thinking about another small mitre plane, this time high angle (55º). This one started with a vague idea of cross shaped lever cap, which, as I was drawing on a chunk of steel and cutting it, evolved into more of … Continue reading
This is the abridged version of my Minimebo work bench posts (see previous posts), an overview collected in one place. I have a smallish (9′ x 8′) area to work in and I wanted a hand tool work bench. I … Continue reading
Two miter planes, one bevel down and one bevel up. Both have a 35º cutting angle. Weight difference between the planes is a bit over half a pound (woodie is heavier). Blade widths are 1 3/4” and 1 1/2”. I … Continue reading
The plane worked pretty good on thin stuff but on thicker stuff (3/4+), there was a LOT of chatter (if you look at the shavings in the previous post, the short & narrow ones are where the blade dug in … Continue reading
OK, glued the cheek on with a bazillion clamps, cleaned things up and did some test runs. It works. Here, you can see it it in its native habitat (a shooting board) surrounded by lots of end grain shavings (mostly … Continue reading
Presto chango, part II. Pretending to use the plane, I noticed that there wasn’t much room for my fingers and a pin in the throat, especially the big wooden pin I was thinking I wanted to use. So I decided … Continue reading