Scraper shaves my way
open the mouth…
Part four of the tour!
Even the title sounds scary; do not fear this has nothing to do with dentists!
So here we are it really starts to look like tools.
And wouuu do I love that!
I had a bad surprise again due to my lack of planning…
The irons were too wide on the little shaves.
But this is not a problem, just a grinding task.
So back to the disc sander.
Remember to dip all the time, so you do not burn it.
(If you burn the steel it los it hardness).
Now all irons are fitted, and it’s time to taste some good tobacco.
Open the mouth is not only the word of the dentist!
Draw a line app 3 mm in from each side, this will be where the mouth opening will be.
In this way the blade will be held by the mouth piece.
Now draw the line on the inside of the mouth.
And make a line app half the thickness of the mouth piece from line to line on the top of it.
This is what you see in the shade here (sorry).
On the bottom you will need no line since the cut will be tilted so it makes a wedge shape starting at app 3 mm and ending at zero for the two circular and the chamfer types. For the straight one 3 mm on top and ending app at 1 mm.
If this sounds complex look down six photos where you see the mouth finished.
Cut with a knife the lines, in this way you don’t get tear out when you saw.
Now saw the cut, stay on the inside of the knife cuts.
It is fantastic yes?
Now cut the line between the cuts with your marking knife or awl.
Pa I think about you each time I do, thank you for this wonderful knife.
Then cut out the ‘wedge’ with a dead sharp chisel.
I use a old English chisel that I like, and that I have rebuild to the purpose with a short handle so it’s resting in my hand. While I do so I dream of the Ashley Iles chisels.
Here we are!
Back in business.
Look at that.
And here you see the mouth is still closed at the bottom, but this will chance when we cut the function into the scraper shave later, do not worry.
Here with the straight blade.
And yes it is shavings you see – it works!
Here the mouth opened, I think I opened it a little too much, just a little so fine.
To cut the shape into the body I use the blades as a drawing guide in this way it should fit if I cut right.
Transferee the lines to the sole so you have guides when shaping.
And yes on the back.
You get the picture?
For the chamfer I made a line in the center of the front.
Then a dot at the middle of this line.
Now 45 degree angle to each side from the line you make a line.
And transferee them to the sole.
And the back!
Ok I will show you a shave, since I know all love this!
Here with the straight shave.
Back to the chamfer.
With the marking knife cut the lines.
Now saw on the inside of the line holding the saw 45 degrees sideways.
And the other side – quite logically yes?
And we have a chamfer sole.
You can see why we did not need to open the mouth at the sole here, this happens when we cut into the plane body.
I will try and make one more blog today since I have the photo .
_I hope you are still having fun even I’m slow… But most of all that I keep you hooked and full of inspiration here.
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.