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Project by Marcial posted 06-19-2017 06:33 PM 1017 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some time yesterday afternoon between Father’s Day activities in the AM, church and a book club meeting in the early PM. The idle mind was between projects and in the back of my mind was a FOG (Festool site) post re a crowd funded pencil sharpener that used a plane blade. They were charging about $50 along with the wait time. So I thought that might be a fun little project that could make good use of a blade belonging to a Japanese spoke shave.

It had been part of a Japan eBay purchase; while the other planes worked great, I could not get this one to be useful so it was just sitting in a drawer.
The business part of the plane now has a home in a useful jig. There are much more straight-forward ways of accomplishing its function, but it will appeal to the same demographic LV’s “Little Shaver” is aimed at. It also gives me another way to sharpen Pica pencils. In its present form not something that can be left around kids or careless adults. If I have some time this week, I’ll work on a blade cover.





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mafe

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#1 posted 06-19-2017 07:07 PM

I love it!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 06-20-2017 02:07 AM

Nice build, I am not admitting what I use. No desire to be crucified today!! LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 06-20-2017 02:49 PM

Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Marcial

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#4 posted 06-20-2017 03:02 PM

Thanks everyone!
Mads- I figured you would have come up with somethiing along these lines- an unorthodox solution to a common task.
Woodbutcher- I’m really curious. C’mon, fess up.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 06-20-2017 03:49 PM

In this regard I am lazy, I have a electric one…........

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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builtinbkyn

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#6 posted 06-20-2017 08:01 PM



In this regard I am lazy, I have a electric one…........

- woodbutcherbynight


So you’re a power tool guy. No harm in that ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 06-20-2017 08:59 PM


In this regard I am lazy, I have a electric one…........

- woodbutcherbynight

So you re a power tool guy. No harm in that ;)

- builtinbkyn

ROFL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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NormG

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#8 posted 06-20-2017 11:22 PM

Great idea

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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