Monthly Archives: December 2009

Down the on ramp (Squid part 5)

While machining the blade ramp isn’t hard, it is exacting and makes my brain hurt (screw this up and you don’t have a plane) so I thought I’d describe the process in a bit of detail. You can see the … Continue reading

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Ramp revamp (Squid part 4)

Squared up stock, removed most of the scale (the black crap) from the steel, brazed the mouth block to the sole and roughed out the ramp (cobalt roughing end mills really rock, which is good because there was a lot … Continue reading

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Raw materials (Squid part 3)

Here is the rather unimpressive pile of raw materials for the plane. One the bottom, a sheet of very weathered 1/8” brass (from the scrap yard) for the sides, some 1/8” O-1 steel for the blade, 1/8” mild steel for … Continue reading

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The bridge (Squid part 2)

It has been really frigid outside (19ºF this evening), my water froze during yesterdays bike ride; the shop, while a lot warmer, still isn’t warm. So I’ve staying inside. In a break from “tradition”, I decided to first do a … Continue reading

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