This was a fun simple project to store my card scrapers.
- The finished project:
- First I used a Stanley no. 4 1/2 (and No. 6 not shown) to flatten the pine base:
- Now 1/4 inch beads are cut with the Stanley 50 beading plane:
- Grooves are cut in between the beads with the tenon saw:
- Test fit of the card scrapers (note how the cards alternate from end to end so that you can get your fingers in to garb the one you want):
- Added a cherry face and turned a little bench knob:
- Knob and face were unnecessary, but I thought it would give it a better look and fit in with the style of the Hand plane shelf:
All very easy to do. But it took me three tries with the beading plane until I got it worked out. The issue is the farther away you are from the fence the more careful you have to be to keep it all level and straight. It also clogs a bit with shavings and you have to fight the urge of going to fast and forgetting to clear the shavings. It is a great pleasure use this plane. I first sharpened the 1/4 bead cutter with a 1/4 inch diameter Arkansas stone round file after first polishing its back on fine and extra fine diamond stones. It was honed with green compound on a 1/4 inch dowel.
-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)