Pine Auger bit box #5: Updates..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-24-2016 02:24 AM 892 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Page two. Part 5 of Pine Auger bit box series Part 6: Page #3 in the clamps....finally »

Been busy at times, other times I been playing Hooky from the shop. Just to catch up as to where I’m at on this project…

Holder #2 was glued up, and the blanks for two others as well…

Have those out of the clamps now. Sanded down, and hinges installed..

Next holder has been cut to size, and flattened out.

But when I got the rest of the bits out, I found I had a few more than I thought. Both holders are full, and I still have all of those bit? The BIG auger is a #20…..20/16” diameter. A little too big for the first two holders. Then there are the wee bits, too…

These will go into the fourth holder. Thought I would try something besides a drill to make the grooves. Holder #3 is about 1” thick, a little hard the drill for the grooves I need. I do have a Stanley #45, though….

A while back, thinking I needed every beading bit made for this plane, I bought two that weren’t in the “basic” set of cutters. $20 counting shipping, a 5/8” and a 3/4” bead cutter. Not sure IF I will ever need beads that big..

Got to thinking a bit..dangerous, I know… about re-grinding one of them into a “round” cutter. Took awhile, lots of dunking in the water jar…..flattened the back as well. Finally got a decent curve to the edge, at the same bevel as the old bevel was. Set it up in the plane…..had to go with the longer rods for this big of a cutter..

Skates are right behind the highest point on the bevel, hoping I have enough travel in the depth adjuster…..

I doubt IF I will need the depth stops, as the skates will stop the cut. Set up a jig to hold the blank still, long enough to make a groove..

Thin pieces so I won’t hit them…much. Had to start with a very shallow cut, and at the far end. Then I just worked back to my end of the board, re-set the depth, and go again…...and then a third time…to get this far

Without too much chattering going on ( I was doing most of that…..)Then a test fit for the #20 auger bit..

Hmm, looks like I’ll need a few more cuts. I plan on five such grooves. Test fit for each of the five larger bits. I think I can “reach” almost all the way across…..depends on the grain directions. Might be able to turn it around, and come in from the other edge. Will cut this scrap piece down to hold the shanks with..

Now, as for the fourth holder…..the Stanley 45 will get just normal straight cutters to match the size of the small bits. Then a bit of block plane work, and some sanding, to knock back the sharp edges on those square grooves. They may get a bar of sorts to hold themin place?

Stay tuned….whenever I can get a day in the shop, I might get something done? Been playing hooky too long.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 10-24-2016 02:27 AM

As for that red roll-up on the bench?

Made BY HiKraft from around Logan, OH . Complete 5 pc set. Might keep this intact?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 10-24-2016 02:38 AM

Looking good!

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#3 posted 10-24-2016 04:00 AM

Got creative with the 45!

-- God bless, Candy

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