Well, after a visit to the Doctor’s office for the Cardio Check up, went and got a bit more done.
Yesterday, took the fence almost all the way down to just….parts. laid the parts out on the notepad, while wire wheeling each piece. Bolts were sprayed with a ittle WD40, then installed. I didn’t bother to remove the rosewood fence. The Knob was taken off, just to clean up the bolt that held it.
Finally got it all back together…..
Then cleaned the straight cutters, and sharpened them. Then stacked each into place in the box…for now.
I even found numbers stamped into most of them. There is a very skinny (1/8”?) cutter that is a bit shorter than the rest. Too small for the notch, or a number stamp. After that, I cleaned the fancier cutters up…
Anything flat was cleaned of rust, and the beveled parts were swiped over the stones. I don’t have any slip stones for the curved areas…yet. I merely flattened the backs. The depth stop still needs cleaned up. Figured I could at least try a cutter out?
Clamped a chunk of White Oak to the bench..
Then spent a long time getting all the moving parts set just soooooo( took a few tries..) with a No.24 cutter..
Found out that the knob out front does have a purpose…if you don’t keep pressure against the workpiece with the knob, the plane will “drift” off to the side. Push forward with the right hand on the main handle, but push to the side with the left hand, to keep the fence against the wood.
No.24 still needs a little bit of honing. Next up…..repair of a box’s lid? Might even clean and shine the hinges ( as they will be off..) and the latch. Not much I can do about the labels, I’m afraid…..
Stay tuned…...the adventure is just starting…..
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