Last time we were here.
But I had a few issues and unfinished business. First the surface of the dead man was not flush with the front plane of the bench. Probably not a big deal but Smitty said I’d suck if I left it that way. Also, the dead man sat a little low and the top of the rebate did not extend into the groove very far.
To solve the all of these problem I did a little gluing. First I put a 1/8” shim on the front of the inverted V. This moved it out toward the face by the hypotenuse of a 1/8” right triangle. You figure it out.
The piece is upside down in the pic.
The top rabbet was short and a little narrow so I just glued a little piece of jatoba on. I let it overhang in the back in order to push the top part of the deadman out toward the front bench plane.
From a design standpoint I wanted a slightly slimmer look, not much though. In order to do this a mark a ~1/8” around the vertical piece with the tite mark.
This is the way I like to take off some stock. I’ll bevel down to the mark and the color the bevel. I will do fairly heavy stock removal with the #5. Just as I am getting ready to plane trough the bevel I will finish with the jointer, the finish with the smoother
I cut out for the curves (coves?) on the band saw and sanded them on the spindle sander.
It needs a little more and sanding and fine tuning. The M/T will get a 3/8” draw bore to match the others but this is where it sits.
Once again thanks for following along.
-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty