Thank you. Yes, it is, and indeed. more than that, it is a genuine (modern) Stanley spare iron. Homebase in my neck of the woods went though a bizarre phase of mispricing (could have been Bunnings disaffected staff), but they honoured the tags on the shelves, even if their till said different. So that blade cost me £4 I think.MikeG.":110jro2m said:Excellent, Phlebas. Is that just a normal Stanley-like blade?
Glad you liked it. Am I right in thinking you are a fellow Scot? (And therefore obviously a right thinking upright individual, the weight of whose judgment is thereby axiomatically greater).Droogs":zpso1db3 said:Thanks I enjoyed that, well done.
Thank you. After that glue up experience I'm not sure i'm going to use them very much, either.samhay":2mak64vk said:Very nice.
For someone who doesn't use dowels very much, could you describe how you manage to get 8 of them to line up nicely?
Well, i'm in the 'burgh just now, and the plane is in the Borders. But I will take some photographs of shavings next week end.Sheffield Tony":177mk5zz said:Very nice, isn't it satisfying when it first takes shavings ... speaking of which, it didn't happen if there are no pictures ... we want shavings !
Liquid hide glue would make the job a lot less stressful. It seems to let joints just slip together. I have taken to using if for chair glue-ups after trying titebond and having a stressful time with a big mallet.
Thank you.sammy.se":knfzquku said:Looks very nice indeed!
Did you get the opening for the throat right first time, or did you have to do lots of trial-and-error type dry fitting?
+1 for seeing the shavings!
Very kind of you to say so. Pp12 and 13 of Hayward's 'How to Make Woodwork Tools'. No credit accrues to me for the design.thetyreman":60x835yt said:interesting design and very well executed, it'd be good to see it in action.
Thanks. That's what I've tried in the past. Expect I didn't do the drilling and/or lining up of the two pieces accurate enough.Phlebas":nnjuk2gx said:Briefly, veneer pins half driven into the centres on one side, the heads nipped off short, and the two parts clamped togeter in line, thus marking the centres on the mating part. Pull out the pins, and then drill with a pointy bit drill as serenely as you can.
That's how I did it any way. There are probably more elegant solutions. But they might cost more.
Thank you, John. It is indeed, and even more so when it's been made of firewood. Or that could be just me.Orraloon":3sp4kmrx said:Nicely done. It's very satisfying taking some shavings on a plane you made yourself.
Hi, Sunnybob.sunnybob":1zdnx5ht said:from my extremely limited and ignorant viewpoint, I dont understand how you use that plane. The handle appears to be on backwards. Is it a push me pull you?
Ok, as requested.Sheffield Tony":d5fhpe39 said:Very nice, isn't it satisfying when it first takes shavings ... speaking of which, it didn't happen if there are no pictures ... we want shavings !