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Mauricio

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#1 posted 04-06-2013 01:07 AM

Terry, if you would have volunteered to organize the swap you could have rigged it… Next time man. :-)

Look at Shane up there lowering expectations. Like his marking knives wernt amazing. Cut the act Shane, we know your sandbagging. ;-)

Mos, yes good point, we need to spread it out.

The thing I love about these swaps is they are making me do projects I want to do but might never get around to doing without the extra push.

I want to make all the things that are on the list. Its hard to decide so I’m going to have to just go with what I feel like making right now and that is some type of plane… I think…

They really are easy to make.
-Square up a chunk of wood (Jointer, planer or hand plane)
-Slice the cheeks off (band saw, table saw, or handsaw)
-Cut the front ramp and blade bed (chop saw or handsaw)
-Chop our or route the space for the cap iron nut (chisel, gouge, or router)
-Make blade bed perfectly square (block plane or sandpaper)
-Make a wedge (Band saw or handsaw)
-Glue it all back together with some dowels for alignment
-Drill for your pin, easy if you use a 3/8” brass or steel rod (drill press)
-Shape to your liking.

The main details to pay close attention to are the squareness of the bed and the mouth opening when you glue it up. Other than that its pretty straight forward.

I have a link to bootleg copy of the David Fink book if anyone needs it.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch


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