Monthly Archives: October 2009

In the beginning

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

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Bench Summary

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

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A tale of two miter planes

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

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Fine Tuning

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

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In use

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

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Wedge Ramps

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

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The wedge

Oh boy, did I jinx myself when I said I didn’t like glue lines. I want to use this particular piece of purple heart for the wedge, the color is wonderful (same piece of wood as the wedge in the … Continue reading

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