|Forum topic by Schwieb||posted 10-29-2010 07:25 PM||1155 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-29-2010 07:25 PM
This post is more like over a glass of beer by this time of day, than coffee, but since I am getting more proficient with how picture can be inserted into this format, I thought I’d try this one for my friend Div in South Afrika. I’d have to include Mads, the mad tool guy in Denmark and the rest of the “Grease Box Gang” too. Friends can get one to do things that you probably wouldn’t have done on your own. Like making a simple box with a story to go with it and have so much fun making and using it. So I notice that Div likes hand planes. I’ve always admired a fine hand tool but have hardly used one if there was a way to put the edge against a machine and let it do the work. I realized a long time ago that I was basically a machinist, a fairly good one, but my planes sat on a shelf gathering dust.
Div, You will see that I have spread out my planes and am taking them apart, cleaning them up and then I will sharpen them after I make a jig to help me do that better. Thank you for inspiring me to do that. I will post progress on these planes as I get to them. You’ll see a Ohio Tool wooden plane, a Stanley 55….
That hunk of wood is serving as a weight/clanp at the moment but it is some sort of really hard wood and I wondered if it might mot make some nice plane parts. Hummmmmmmmm
I counted more than 10 things going on at the same time, Ha ha! Keeps me out of the bars at night.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.