|Forum topic by JawShoeAh||posted 08-27-2014 09:25 PM||846 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-27-2014 09:25 PM
I just watched this video:
I was extremely interested in it. Especially how he chose to flatten the sole. Every other video and post and website I’ve been to simply recommends putting varying grits of sandpaper on glass or stone and sanding it flat. I kind of really like the process he uses, in that he has at least 5 contact points on the sole at any given spot.
His video lead me to this one about hand scraping and flaking, which really clarified the process for me:
Has anyone else ever done this? I thought it was so weird at first, because I think we all have that image of a perfectly square plane, immaculately polished, with a river of shavings just flowing out of it.
But the more I think about it, the more a hand scraped surface makes sense to me. From a precision standpoint at least. I may end up trying this on some of the broken/harbor freight planes I have… Just to see what happens.
-- .·..-._.·¨ ¤ Joshua