Oh the joy of taking something dirty, flimsy, worn, and stained and soaked with someone elses sweat, and turning it into a crisp tool you can fall in love with.. .I know that all a plane has to be is functional. But making something that has pe...
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We have a project coming up that will need rough shaping of branches into square-ish forms. So we’ll need a broad axe to so some hewing. However, instead of going to the effort of sourcing a hen’s tooth here in South Africa, and paying...
Product Design #1: ? A worthwhile little attachment for plunging to a center with a router freehand?
The router is one of the most versatile tools.One of the things it does, maybe even better than a hand drill, is bore (plunge) holes.But accurately placing that hole can include a lot of setting up of fences, and the measuring and calculations tha...
With the blade form created (see the previous installment of this series); and the handles planned (see the installment before that), i set about adding handles and creating, essentially, a functional drawknife....Three millimeter thick, 20 mm wid...
Having got the concept of how i was going to make my drawknife down in the form of the prototype that i showed in the previous entry of this series, i moved on to general shaping of the file. To turn it into the blade of the drawknife..I started w...