Presto Chango

Mondo wood shaping and some brass chamfering yielded this:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         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!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Well, it isn’t boring any more.

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