Hi guys and girls of course…
Wooden fence, and tuning up a Record No. 50 plane (Stanley)
A little tuning up on one my no. 50 planes (I have 2 now).
Here are also a blog of how to make a new deep stop: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/15882
Why put a wooden fence?
Because it’s more gentle against the wood you are going to plane, and with a high fence like this, you can also hold a good 90 degree angel against the wood. You can make also a low one, that just holds the hight of the fence after.
Time for the real job:
Cutting a rabbet in a hardwood board, her a piece of old floor I had in my scrap (I belive this is oak).
It’s important that it’s thick enough for the threaded inserts, if you are going to use that.
The rabbet have to have the hight of your fence.
This comes as it went!
Cut also a hole in the side of the wooden fence, where the shaves from the blade will come out, so they will not get stuck, but you can see this easy on the metal fence, so just copy that.
Here we are again, by the drill press, but this time with a new fence (for the drill press), and I take my time to set the stop, so the holes come exact. (otherwise you will have a mess to fit the bolts in the inserts after).
Mount the inserts.
You can perhaps look at this blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/15848 to see my insert jig, wich will make it a lot easier.
Hope it was usefull, should be able to be used on any plane that holds a wooden fence.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.