|Forum topic by Anapolis7||posted 06-19-2010 04:36 AM||6435 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-19-2010 04:36 AM
I have recently been working to build a replacement handle for a framing hammer. I am hoping to get it done by Father’s Day, but given the Texas heat and my perfectionistic approach, it’s not looking good.
My design for this handle essentially involves two opposed concave curves. Admittedly, the best approach would likely involve making a template and working out the shape there, followed by a pattern bit. But I have already dove head-long into this.
My question is this: Is there such a thing as a plane with a convex bottom? I am guessing that you could technically build it but the utility would likely be limited to a specific curve due to the plane-to-wood contact needed, especially in the throat. I suspect that you could easily make the front and back adjustable/replaceable if it was a wood plane but the throat contact would be hard to control. Anyone have any ideas? Not really a burning issue, but an engineering riddle for our collective group to ponder. Thanks for the help!