Paul..paulc":3kt7919p said:My saw action is not yet perfect and I need to smooth and level out many of pieces I cut before assembly , what kind of plane should I buy , what kind of plane is most essential in beginning woodwork?
You'll need Ralph Brendler's scraper tutorial then. http://www.brendlers.net/oldtools/scraping/scraper.htmNoely":1c8cdh1y said:Speaking of scrapers I think it's time I got aquainted with some. I've never even seen a scraper, let alone used one.
Not a lot at a guess. The manufacturers have to say something to try and deflect you from realising you're buying a piece of sheet metal. :wink: If you don't mind a little effort, you could get an old saw and make scrapers from that. Or broken glass works well, with tape on the edges you hold for safety, natch. The scraper itself is so far from being rocket science it's silly. Getting the edge, apart from on glass, can be another matter.Noely":1c8cdh1y said:Any suggestions? There's a few in the Ax catalogue -Clifton and Ax's own brand. What's the difference between hard edged and hard milled? (other than the various profiles)?
Yes. See Ralph's page for the lowdown. If you happen to have an old or unwanted solid carbide router bit, they make great burnishers. Just stick a handle on it.Noely":1c8cdh1y said:And do I need a burnisher?
Speaking of scrapers I think it's time I got aquainted with some. I've never even seen a scraper, let alone used one. Anysuggestions? There's a few in the Ax catalogue -Clifton and Ax's own brand. What's the difference between hard edged and hard milled? (other than the various profiles)?
And do I need a burnisher?
<makes a note to buy shares in WD40....Alf":2oyauvam said:Yeah, I keep thinking about prising open my wallet to buy a Veritas holder, and then I get to thinking about making a simple one in wood and the moment passes!
Indeed I do. I haven't plucked up the courage (or had the need) to try scraping curved surfaces yet. I quite agree with you, Alf, that anyone with such a requirement should certainly consider an apprenticeship with a plain old-fashioned rod. The Veritas burnisher can probably deal with convex curves but it would struggle with concave.Alf":1cfvmotn said:You do mean the black plastic one with the dial, right Gill?
Ah, that's interesting. I wasn't even sure it would do that, but after actually thinking about it there's no obvious reason why it shouldn't. Of course it's not one of those tools you get to play with at any of the shows; presumably because it'd let the cat out of the bag about how good scrapers are, and smoothing plane sales might drop off in consequence. :lol:GillD":2il6anrf said:The Veritas burnisher can probably deal with convex curves but it would struggle with concave
Who MEEEEEEE......??????Alf":1x0u42ss said:[
P.S. Mike, are you suggesting my wallet might be a little, er, tricky to open from lack of use? Heck, I replace the moth balls in it once a month regular...