Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by woodbutcher, 12 Aug 2017.
Only make small parts, so have a 7x12 inch lathe.
Jealous of some of these...but it's not the size, it's what you do with it that matters
My conversion from junk-filled cellar to workshop...
1) As it was
2) Cleared out
3) And painted..
Then a bench....
...and a tool board...
..and some bikes....
I made a router plane yesterday:
After weeks and weeks just drawing, it was nice just spend a day in the workshop sharpening stuff, fettling my planes, and then making that "old woman's tooth" style router plane. Today: a plough plane.
I've got one of these,
But with a full set of 'beading' cutters and the T&G cutter, it was given to me by my Uncle.
What are you chewing? I think you need to add an extra 'r' to turn regades into regardes :P
does that wedge really hold the chisel at the correct depth? no doubt it holds it at the perfect angle but there does not seem to be much to stop it jumping out.
I take it you used a saw to make multiple cross cuts then the plough plane is just tidying up the bottom surface ?
Congratulations on spotting the missing "r" . I have thought about adding it but its so much more fun seeing French friends struggling to know what to say to me without appearing rude. I usually explain the vagrant letter by telling them that the graffiti artist isn't well educated and in any case it is a challenge to the observer.
No, I just cut down the sides with a saw, then chiseled the stuff out between. Seconds of a job. Yes, the wedge holds everything nice and firmly, but I had to removed the finish from the working faces as that made it a little too slippery to be properly effective. I've since made this rebate plane:
and the problem there is that the wedge holds everything too well. I can't get it out!
Nice! I wish I had one. My dad left me one, with all the rest of his tools, but the executors have never passed them to me. I made a crude version yesterday, as you can see from the post above.
That is far from being crude MikeG , nice work. Im sure you know that getting blades in and out of wooden bodied planes was achieved by firmly striking
them on the front end to loosen them. Not directly on the body of the plane but on a turned "button" insert
When l wrote front end l actually meant back end
I know. I've clouted this plane in all sort of places, hard, to work out where to install a button. Nothing works! I've had to actually hit the wedge out with a hammer.
Bit of candlewax on the wedge ?
Yep. That helped. It still doesn't come loose enough to pull out by hand. I'll keep fiddling......
These are a marvellous bit of kit. I've had three over the years but have been offered silly money for each. Always keep my eyes open for the next one ... they save a lot of time on small routing type jobs.
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