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A Pair of Small Infill Smoothers #3: That's a Wrap!

04-18-2015 01:36 PM by Ripthorn | 0 comments »

Time to update this blog. There was not a whole lot of movement for a while because after getting the planes all put together, I set to lapping the soles flat. Well, the issue there is that because peening through rivets is less precise, the sole pieces were somewhat misaligned, much more than I could lap out. I tried using my little mill to fly cut the soles, but I only made it worse (I have come to find out that to cut steel in my little machine, I must use sharp HSS and not carbide, it isn’t rigid enough for that). So to remedy that, I took them down to the local machine shop. For $30, they milled the soles nice and flat. The only thing is that they had to sneak them in b...

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