Let’s cut some wedge stock. Using Mads and Div’s advice, I used the removed stock to plan my wedge. I’m using walnut after Div explained that the oily wedge (cocobolo) I was planning might give me difficulty. I gave myself some room to sand; hence the feeler gauge you see. I want the wedge to terminate around the iron, low profile, so I don’t have much wiggle room.
I’ve officially justified a moving sandpaper station with this project (New tool victory!); until I decide, I’m using an upturned $20 Kmart belt sander.
I introduced an even concavity to the iron-facing wedge face using the end of the belt sander.
I will honor my two past fishies, Chester and Penelope, who survived a car ride from NM to WV.
It makes shavings! I’ll give it a thorough treatment once the dowels are dry:) Long live LJ!
My brass stock hasn’t arrived, so I’ll pin with walnut.
Doesn’t my test piece scream greasebox?!
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog