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Blog entry by apprentice posted 07-15-2012 04:40 PM 3011 reads 1 time favorited 55 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My next project is this late ninteenth century tool with a few improvements.
My timber of choice is Desert Ironwood and all fittings will be made from bronze.
This version will have a slightly wider body measuring 1-3/8” by 7/8” and a much larger adustable fence also of bronze, and a bronze strip fitted on the lower back corner for longer wear protection.

My progress so far.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyhgsGA6mY&feature=player_embedded



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HerbC

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 04:45 PM

Looking good!

I’ll take one. Just ship it down here to Panama City, Florida. Too late for my birthday but that’s alright.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 04:53 PM

Wow ill be watching, looks great.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 07:41 PM

Interlude.

Took advantage of the last hour of decent daylight and made this English holly bradawl.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyhgsGA6mY&feature=player_embedded

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#4 posted 07-20-2012 04:24 PM

A little further with the beader.

The blade holder is made from 1/4” bronze plate with a 1/4” slot across the front which I cut using my router set at its slowest speed and using a TCT tipped cutter, taking a small fraction at a time fastened into a template for security.

The slot in the handle is 10.00mm wide and 8.00mm deep to take the threaded sliding block.

The front plate has a 5 degree negative rake which aids the cutting/scraping process.

I still have to make the blade holder and its concentric adjuster and the fence.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyhgsGA6mY&feature=player_embedded

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apprentice

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#5 posted 07-20-2012 04:37 PM

Showing a few different stages of manufacture the clamps for doing the slotting and a dry run of the blade holder etc.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyhgsGA6mY&feature=player_embedded

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#6 posted 07-20-2012 04:43 PM

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#7 posted 07-20-2012 05:31 PM

Apprentice, you do amazing work man!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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apprentice

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#8 posted 07-20-2012 06:01 PM

Cheers bud

One must not forget the guys who first thought up these ideas way back in the 1850’s and where I get much of my inspiration from.

My grandfather used to have a saying or two, himself a fine cabinetmaker, like its all been done before and don’t tell me show me, he is rigjt of course and I must show others how its all done so the dreams and doings carry onwards.

Keep the faith.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyhgsGA6mY&feature=player_embedded

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#9 posted 07-20-2012 06:50 PM

A work of art and so sophisticated too.I love this wish I could see more. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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apprentice

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#10 posted 07-20-2012 09:41 PM

I will be making the fence tomorrow and the blade holder if I get time, keep watching or if your near North Yorks come an watch and have a go at doing something yourself, my workshop is always open to those who are intereated.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyhgsGA6mY&feature=player_embedded

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#11 posted 07-22-2012 11:03 AM

The fence took a little more working out to keep it as simple as possible. Made from bronze to match the rest of the hardwear it is located via a top down over hole protected by an insert of nickel silver ant held in place withan alen bolt and a rear bent silver steel pin to make everything rock solid when nipped up.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyhgsGA6mY&feature=player_embedded

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#12 posted 07-23-2012 12:05 PM

The final straight and the hardwear complete, only theblade holder adjuster mech to do and then a trial run on the timber.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyhgsGA6mY&feature=player_embedded

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#13 posted 07-23-2012 03:30 PM

This is turning to be a very beautiful tool. Cant wait to see it in action.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 07-23-2012 04:09 PM

Agree with Mauricio. What purpose do the 5 holes around the top of the faceplate serve? Have I missed something?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#15 posted 07-23-2012 04:27 PM

Just done a quick test and she performs amicably, the extra longer fence 2” pictured definately aids stabitity to a body depth on my first attempt. The extra length and depth make the difference.

The five holes are for an attatchment I have made so you can angle differentstraight blades to perform other tasks like pencil beadings and cut from the side area instead of vertically. This attatchment is pending and being righted as I think it has never been done before.

Pictures on that one when I get my box reciepts back from the bank.

The double cock bead seen here was cut into a section of English apple pippins for another project I am making.

It really is fun to make one off shapes that no router can copy easily.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcyhgsGA6mY&feature=player_embedded

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