Wednesday 5 September 2012

Please remember if you are reading this - I haven't got a clue how to make this Plane.
I am simply doing lots of research and using common cabinetmaking logic.
Looking at lots of other planes as well of course.
Making the rest up as i go along.
Carbon paper straight edge with corner!

I did not have a saw that would fit into a 25mm gap.
So I came up with the idea of making a perfect wedge and knocking it into place.
This lines up the saw so the blade just rests on the wood.
I thought this would be accurate and guaranteed they were parallel.

Loads of careful chisel work.
I ask myself all the time lately:
'Is this fun? Is it making me happy?'

I was a bit naughty and whacked a fairly blunt blade and an old wedge in.
Took some shavings anyway with a 10mm wide open mouth!
Good way to end the evening.
9 hours work so far - quite a few left I think.
Perhaps 12 - 16 hours total?
15 is a good number, I will try and stick to that.


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