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#1 posted 01-24-2011 11:08 PM
Hi Mike,Love the little hello in the glue!You sure make me smile.Best thoughts,Mads
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#2 posted 01-24-2011 11:10 PM
yes yes another great toturial and picturebook from you Mike :-)
thank´s for taking your time to make all the work with it toshare your knowledge
#3 posted 01-24-2011 11:40 PM
Thanks Mads and Dennis. If I were sharing my knowledge, the blog would be a lot shorter,lol. Fortunately I’m sharing mostly someone else’s knowledge and a little of my own just to keep you a wondering where this project will lead to.
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#4 posted 01-24-2011 11:46 PM
Thanks for this latest post, Mike. Now I am officially behind though I have my wood picked out for the plane, I’ve cleaned up an old plane blade and I have some of my wood planed. It will take me longer than your 3 hours!
At what point did you sneak the pin into the opening? Did I miss that or is that coming up?Does it have to be a steel pin or can it be wood like I have seen on other planes?
-- If you can't joint it, bead it!
#5 posted 01-25-2011 12:09 AM
Hi Steve, The wedge pin will be in next issue. I put it in early to try out my test sole. You can use wood if you wish. To see how to do that you can click on the link near the end of this blog which will take you to Blake’s wooden plane blog.
I figured that if the steel pins are good enough for the Japanese, they are good enough for me. I just cut off a lag bolt which was 9mm in diameter and I installed it after gluing up the body. I’m sure arguments for wood can be found, but I just want to make this plane as simple as possible so less experienced woodworkers can make one too.
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#6 posted 01-25-2011 02:38 AM
Mike,I’m thoroughly enjoying this blog.
You are doing a magnificent job of explaining it and your photos are top notch.
Waiting for next instalment like a kid waiting for Santa. :)
-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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#7 posted 01-25-2011 06:00 AM
WoW!! Mike, you are good at this. Nice work.
-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
#8 posted 01-25-2011 09:36 AM
How many are we that are building on this blog?I am!Mads
#9 posted 01-25-2011 12:47 PM
I’m glad you are enjoying this Jamie, Thanks for the encouragement also to Bob and Mads. Half the fun is doing the blog. Now out to the shop to finish the plane and takes photos for the next installment. and Madsright now it is probably only myself making a plane, as all the others are probably waiting to see if mine works before they start cutting their nice dry wood, lol!
#10 posted 01-25-2011 05:25 PM
Ohhh, no Mike…Not all of the students are waiting!I’m done with the plane, just need to round the sole.Yes the old race horse could not wait… lol,I’ll blog later what I did, ofcourse I did not follow the rules, I’ve been a bad, bad boy.Best thoughts,Mads
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#11 posted 01-25-2011 06:06 PM
I know you said that the horn was intended to help you grip. Does it work as well as intended?How did you mount the horn on the plane? (Or am I getting things out of sequence?)
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#12 posted 01-25-2011 07:09 PM
David :does a horn help…..well it most depend on what you are used to use when it comes to wooden planesthe inglish style is to make them with out horn and planes with horn is called German style but is used over the most of europe and Skandinavianow remeber we talk about where it comes from
I have alot of planes with horn and feel they give me a better control over the plane the small fronknop´s there is on ironplanes like stanley I don´t like becourse they are too small for me
#13 posted 01-25-2011 07:32 PM
Mike,I remember this song as a boy.My Sister and I knew the words (yes easy but we were wee) andmust have driven my folks crazy.Yet they would let us sing it again and again.
#14 posted 01-25-2011 07:54 PM
Steve 2” high is about right and you will trim about 1/4” off that to get rid of the dowels.
Mads You sly devil. Your plane looks just great. I never follow the rules either, so you will NOT have to stand
facing the corner and you will get a gold star on your report card for sterling work. I’m only a little mad
at you for making it look so easy!
DavidI did the horn for myself because I have arthritis and it makes it easier for me to hold the plane. I hate the
Stanley type tote handles because they hurt (me).
Dennis Thanks for that horn round-up.
Jamie Thanks for the song. I hope the only hole in our bucket will be in the top. it was interesting to see the staves
with the iron bands. I suppose that’s what happens when a bucket is made with wet wood and then dries
out. We want our bucket wood to be dry as possible and our bands to be wet when they’re put on so the
staves will swell wih moisture while the bands dry out and shrink. That should give us a tight bucket
Now I’m off to dinner and then I will be posting the next blog, mainly about rounding and sharpening the plane iron and rounding the plane bottom including a test drive!!!
#15 posted 01-25-2011 10:17 PM
David Sorry, I didn’t really answer your question and I just realized it. The horn works perfect for me. The easy way to mount it is to leave enough length on the horn blank to make a round or square tenon. then you can drill a hole in the body with a Forstner bit or a space bit with a diameter of about 1” and just glue it into place. I hope to cover some of this tomorrow to show How I made it. I still have to glue in a push block on the back end and that will be done the same way.
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