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 an anchor shape. That lead to a nautical influence to the plane body. I’d like to use this plane as a small smoother or as a block plane, I don’t know if the ergonomics will work. We’ll see how this one evolves.
- 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.