Monthly Archives: November 2009
Some photos of the finished plane. The plane is shown smoothing the piece of Bubinga that I used for the prop and a bit of oak flooring.
For whatever reason (probably just to see if I could), I made a computer drawing of the plane. Boy, the complex curves were really difficult. Probably not, as they are just distorted circles and ellipses joined in funny ways. I … Continue reading
Raney commented about my “squid” “concept”: Maybe a wedged miter, with a grip for your back hand integrated into the wedge? Heck, maybe an enormous bulb and you could rechristen it ‘the octopus’…… [improved mitre planes are] totally uncomfortable to … Continue reading
With the plane set to take a not-very-thin shaving, the mouth is 0.006” (six thousandths of an inch, a sheet and a half of paper). Paradoxically, the deeper the cut, the smaller the mouth gets (since the bevel gets thicker … Continue reading
Jeez, I hate waiting for finish to dry. So I didn’t and started to use the plane. Made some much needed ergo improvements. Verdict: it sure works well. In this photo, I’m planeing a chunk of oak flooring against the … Continue reading
Got all the pieces but it is in the “hurry up and wait” stage as I apply the finish and let it cure (lots of coats of oil/varnish). Then, finish lapping the sides and sole, open the mouth and do … Continue reading
Ahh, winter. The time of the year when pumpkin pies and good cheer abound, I freeze my tushie riding my bike, epoxy doesn’t cure and finish doesn’t dry. My shop spends the winter in the fifties (ºF, well insolated but … Continue reading
While waiting for the infill finish to dry, I decided to work on the cap screw. Steel, brass, turn as one piece … ? I thought I’d try something that should be quick and easy, just Loctite a cap screw … Continue reading
While pondering a boring plane and how to make it un-boring (or less so), I had this idea: Now, to find a little Captain Ahab to hang off the side.