A bit stymied by a construction “detail” with the mitre plane I’m working on, so I pulled out a couple of “in progress” tools that I work on every now and then, a carcass backsaw and a 1” shoulder plane. The wood in the plane is Cocobolo and is stunning when planed (it is sanded and fuzzy in the photo) but I don’t particularly like working it (and I don’t have an allergy to it [yet]), I don’t know, I just don’t get warm fuzzies when working it. Plus, I not so hot on the Norris shape anymore so this project may take a while. The saw is going to be a longer, coarser toothed version the one pictured. Here, I’m testing the fit of the back mortise. The blade mount is going to be a bit different, instead of two mortises (one for the back, one for the blade), there is one and I’ll use spacers for the lower screw (essentially making the back deeper). This is a lot easier for me to fab accurately.
- Nipple spear take 2. Got smart and copied the commercial version. Learned a few things about work holding, the bulbous end fits both a collet and a center. On a manual lathe you flip it couple of times. Two tapers.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.