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Blog series by Ripthorn updated 305 days ago 3 parts 2878 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: The journey begins

361 days ago by Ripthorn | 2 comments »

If you’ve been following along, you know that the prototype plane is completed, so I’m ready to start another. If you haven’t seen it, the other blog series is here. In that one I go through a lot of tips and things I picked up along the way. In this series, I will also share new things I learn, but I anticipate going at a faster pace, as I have learned a lot of stuff. All the same tools are used here, so I won’t go over them again. This is meant to be a little le...

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Part 2: Update

324 days ago by Ripthorn | 3 comments »

Alright, I know it has been a long time since I posted on this, but here are the answers to your most pressing questions: no I didn’t die, no I did not quit on these, and yes I have a life that frequently pulls me away from projects in the shop :). So you really just want to see what they look like first, right? Here we are as of tonight: So now for some updates. Things have gone pretty well on these, but allow me to make a few notes. Here are the lessons I have learned...

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Part 3: The Home Stretch

305 days ago by Ripthorn | 4 comments »

Progress has really picked up on these as of late. In fact, as I write this, I have the second coat of finish on each plane, along with each knob. I just need to have the blades heat treated, mill the soles square, and do final adjustments of the mouth. I can’t wait to get my mill completely up and running because lapping the sides of these things is long and painful (literally, both to arm muscles and to the flesh when the sharp edges cut the hands). Each has a couple of aesthetic ...

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