The bridge (Squid part 2)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         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 complete drawing of the next mitre plane, thus giving myself a good excuse to stay warm. Alas, all good things must come to an end, so out to the shop and make parts. This plane is basically the same as the last plane, with a wedge (instead of a cap with screw). I’m going to attempt some cupid bows on this one and decided the bridge would be a good place to start. It is a fancy rod type bridge, so it can rotate to match a range of wedge angles.The part was carved from one piece of 1018 steel, with the tennons turned on the lathe. The rest was filed because it is just too hard to securely grip for milling. I’m going to leave it rough until I decide if the shape is a keeper or not.

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