A Roman Plane - my 21st century re-creation #3: bringing it all together

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Blog entry by YorkshireStewart posted 06-08-2008 02:14 PM 2395 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Finishing the plane body Part 3 of A Roman Plane - my 21st century re-creation series Part 4: Towards the first shaving.. »

I sacrificed a 1½” chisel to make the plane iron. Well, some form of sacrifice seemed appropriate for a Roman plane! It cut up quite easily with the angle grinder/cutting disc.

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Contours taking shape with the grinding disc.

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I used the throat cut-out to stiffen up the assembly when I riveted the cross-pin in place. I was quietly pleased with that bit of resourcefulness!

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Roughing out a wedge..

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Nearly there.

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-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 06-08-2008 02:15 PM

Wow. Your quite the way down the road. How long till shavings?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-08-2008 05:24 PM

I assume that shavings are coming in the next post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 06-08-2008 05:26 PM

This is looking great! I can’t wait to seee the shavings. You must save the first one.

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#4 posted 06-08-2008 05:46 PM

I wasn’t going to admit to it….but I did save the first shaving!! I have it here. “You know you’re a Lumberjock when you save your first shaving” Sad isn’t it? <g>

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#5 posted 06-08-2008 06:46 PM

Just like saving your babies first tooth!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 06-08-2008 10:57 PM

This has been a great series…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#7 posted 06-09-2008 08:57 AM

Marvelous effort Stewart.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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