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.
- 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.Tee slot chamfer tool, both edges in go.Clearance is clearance Clarence. Space is kinda tight in there, lots of clamp hopscotch. Slot clean up. Using flexly flyer garage sale end mill, at least it's carbide. Cuts something like 0.012" under, maybe a regrind?