|Project by Joe Brumley||posted 03-28-2008 01:51 AM||5708 views||47 times favorited||25 comments|
This is the slicing guage by Steve Latta from an article in Fine Woodworking. I can’t remember which issue but if I find it I will update this post with that information. If it looks like the negative got flipped over in printing, it did not. I am “wrong”-handed and therefore I built mine in reverse. I had some scrap cherry laying around from the toolbox project so I thought I would try my hand at building a tool. The trickiest part about this is getting the brass flush with the wood while keeping everything square. Since this was my first one there were some after-thoughts and I saw a need for some kind of insert along the length of the bar to keep the thumbscrew from digging into the wood. I placed a brass inlay in the bar after the fact so the bar is a little loose after having to sand the brass flush. I have been meaning to build another one but my list is getting longer but I’m not getting any more time. Thanks for looking.
-- Joe, Indiana, http://www.crookedshack.com