|Project by ChunkyC||posted 09-03-2011 03:16 AM||2402 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
So this is very typical for how of one project goes. It always seem to lead into two others.
Project No. 1: I needed a way of removing some ridges in the bottom of some groves. My shoulder planes are too big for the groves and I don’t own a proper router plane. I’ve seen in the past where people have made a router plane, of sorts, out of a sharpened allen wrench.
On to Project No. 2: So I tossed this together out of some scrap 5/8” walnut and an old allen wrench. Picture 2 is the back of the plane (sorry, just don’t know what else to call it) I had to fashion some sort of knob because I could find a thumb screw longer than 3/4”.
It works ok but iIt has a tendency to dig in from time to time. Good thing is, you’ll never see it so I guess it doesn’t have to be pristine perfect. Also setting the depth is a bit tricky. I’ll have to work with it more to get the hang of it.
So now that I made an allen wrench router plane, I needed a repeatable way of sharpening the allen wrench.
Bring on Project No. 3 Allen wrench router plane sharpening jig. It’s just some pine for the vertical with a grove in it for the sharpening fixture to slide up and down on screwed to a base of 3/4 ply for added stability. The sharpening fixture is some scrap walnut from a piece of 5/4 that I have that’s not good for anything but stupid stuff like this.
I finished all of the pieces with a coat of GF sanding sealer and two coats of shellack. Once everything cures, I’ll coat it all with a liberal helping of wax.
-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135