Mondo wood shaping and some brass chamfering yielded this:As I sat back to admire my new master piece (and stretch my aching back), this thought occurred to me: “Boring!”. Hmmm, I might have a point, it is rather drab and plain (pardon the pun). As I pondered this over lunch, I decided “oh what the hell, it is just a prototype”, went out into the shop, scribbled on the sides, mounted it in the mill, removed some metal, then used files to remove still more metal, fixed up the chamfers and pondered once more. Then did the same thing to the back half. And voilà, the swaybacked mitre plane!
Well, it isn’t boring any more.
- 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.