Monthly Archives: September 2011

Iron Maiden

All done. Went with a T top for the lever cap and finished it with lots and lots of polishing (the inside of the cutout wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be),¬†lacquered¬†the metal parts in the hope that … Continue reading

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Toilets: not just for, well, you know

What do to about a strike button. I need one because you adjust the iron up by hitting bun and down by smacking the sole (I use a small dead blow hammer) and I don’t want to hammer wood. Digging … Continue reading

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Finally!

I finally got all the parts machined, yea! Or at least roughed out enough for testing. The combo axle/brass cap/screw were a royal pain due to lack of advance planing. I don’t think I’ll use this in the future. The … Continue reading

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Sole of a new plane

To me, this is a funny photo, I just hand pressed the blade to the frog and took some shavings on a piece of maple; I think the plane will work. The sole is pretty much done, had do some … Continue reading

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