Body done, wedge done, plane iron done. If you are anything like me, eagerness to see some shavings has replaced all other desires at this stage! With a bit of luck, paper thin shavings will be curling out of the mouth. Isn’t it great! If not, don’t despair…. LET’S FINE TUNE: 1. True the plane sole. This is done with the blade in place but well away from the mouth and the wedge set up tightly as it would be in use. Why? With the wedge set, our plane is in “tension”. The wood actuall...
It makes me REAL happy to see that some guys have been inspired to make their own planes! For that reason, I will patiently bear the slowness of my backwater farm style dial up connection….. The last part to be made is the wedge. Just a simple piece of wood but with a very important function! Not only does it hold the blade firmly in position, it also acts as a chip breaker of sorts. Remember when we made the plane body (Part II) there was this little off cut piece to be saved? This...
Now that I have got the new saw pretty much dialed in, I’m ready to tackle the remainder of the power tools and arrange the shop for maximum ease in operation.This is the old saw and out feed table that I started with on my woodworking journey. As you can see, it takes up a lot of space in my cramped shop. With the saw stationed here I just barely could close the door.I recently bought a new Grizzly G0690 cabinet saw and lowered it to meet my requirements for comfort, safety and ease of...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_g6lHi9vSc This is how i change the knives on the machine I operate. There shouldn’t be too much difference between our 400mm and setting a 150mm.Hope it helps.
Here is how we replace the blade on our band saw. A fewhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fU_U4ZH-Q7g tips that could be useful to you.
If this is happening a little too slow for your liking, it is because I have to make sawdust all day long to keep the wolf from the door. That is 10 hours gone. Making these little planes and blogging about it is mostly a night time affair, after taking care of normal daily chores and duties! We have made a plane body and it is looking pretty good! Time to do some metalwork.This is what we want to achieve: At the top is the finished plane iron, below is the material I made it from; ...
Now that the table saw is lowered, more toys need to be lowered to be useful in the shop. So now I’m trying to come to grips with the loss of the outfeed table and the need to relocate other tools for combinations of uses.Today I lowered the shaper 5 inches and trimmed it to be 5/16” lower than the table saw and the same with the band saw. The idea is that I can have them close by for use or the be the outfeed table, What do you think?Everything is on Shop Fox mobile bases the sam...
Building a wooden shoulder plane #3: The mouth. Don't open wide, we are not at the dentist! (sorry Ken)
As I write, my blue Monday is behind me but some of my American friends are still busy dealing with theirs! Let’s get rid of the blues and go back to our project. The glue is dry and we can pop the clamps. I’ve always liked this stage of a project, that moment when you can take off the clamps and clean up the glue lines. Again, a reminder of what we want to achieve: This is where we are. Cut the pins close to the timber and clean up the glue lines. If there is glue squeeze ou...
24 hours later and I’m back in my favorite chair! It sounds like some has already sourced plane irons in many different ways. Good! Bertha is ordering a brandnew blade, Derosa found some old plane blades at a local junk store and his Dremel with cutting disc is eager to go! Grittyroots has some old molding planes and wants to use an iron from on of those. Bearpie in Jacksonville has some old worn out metal cutting saw blades about 1/8” thick by 2” wide and 18” long. Good ide...
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