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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
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
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