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Blog series by Airframer updated 12-20-2014 05:33 AM 6 parts 11399 reads 39 comments total

Part 1: Toy Handplane Build #1... Getting Started..

11-12-2014 04:07 AM by Airframer | 9 comments »

After finishing up the boys workbench I figured a workbench is no good if you don’t have any tools to use on it. That started my mini saw build.. Then after finding an antique kids brace for next to nothing (It needs a set of jaws made for it..on the list) I figured I would build a whole set of tools for him for Christmas this year. The idea is for them to be “realistic” but safe and durable (you know.. like toys used to be made) mostly functional and look c...

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Part 2: Toy Handplane Build #2... Drill Press Turning and Stuff..

11-23-2014 11:15 PM by Airframer | 6 comments »

I had hoped to be further along on this by now but progress is still progress I suppose. I am taking some vacation time next week so hopefully I can get this mostly done by the end of the first week of DEC leaving just a few simple tools left to complete the set for Christmas. Anyhoo.. we left off with the rough joints brazed into the aluminum. After sanding for a few hours I finally broke down and picked up a belt sander for the shop. I had been tossing around needing one for about a y...

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Part 3: Toy Handplane Build #3.... Frogs and Totes Oh My!

12-02-2014 03:21 AM by Airframer | 7 comments »

I have taken some long over due time off of work this week and am taking advantage of it as much as I can. Today I got busy on the frog, receiving plate and lever cap. Last week I had already finished adding the knob/tote screw posts and cut out and drilled the tote for this guy. Dug out a chunk of aluminum and started cutting… I REALLY need to consider a metal band saw lol… And with that done I had the “machined” base for the frog. Next w...

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Part 4: Toy Handplane Build #4.... Finishing Up The Handplane

12-13-2014 03:12 AM by Airframer | 4 comments »

I just wanted to wrap up this build blog with a few pics from the last few steps before completion. 1” Brass rod that was turned on the drill press into an “adjuster knob”.. And the finished project.. Thanks for following along and up next in the series is a tool chest to hold all these in :D

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Part 5: Small Tool Chest.. Case and Bottom Skirt..

12-13-2014 03:34 AM by Airframer | 6 comments »

With the tools for Christmas I wanted to give him something to hold them all in. That means some sort of tool chest. I tossed around different ideas for a bit and decided on a small ATC build. Here is more or less the inspiration piece.. I pulled out a piece of poplar and started cutting. I was able to get all 4 sides cut from one board and I have a miscut piece that I am using for the skirt and top banding. Dovetails were cut on day one of this.. Th...

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Part 6: Small Tool Chest #2.. Done Just Need to Finish..

12-20-2014 05:33 AM by Airframer | 7 comments »

I am not exactly sure how I pulled this off in 8 days but I have finished up the build portion of the chest and tomorrow will be putting some finish on it. With the speed of the build I didn’t get as many pics as I had hoped but here is a series that picks up where the last entry left off to present. I hope to have this up in the projects section tomorrow sometime :D The lid ended up slightly smaller than the case (I measured once and cut twice so ...

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