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Shop Made Tool: Card Scraper

08-13-2013 11:21 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 12 comments »

THROW YOUR SANDPAPER AWAY!!! Ok, so don’t throw your sandpaper away, but cut down on the amount of dust in your shop by making this quick and easy tool. A card scraper is also very useful when working around knots in wood. In this video I show you how to take an old, out of service saw blade and turn it into something useful again. Thanks for viewing, comments welcome, and as always, please subscribe to my Youtube Channel.

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #6: Mouth to Mouth

07-25-2016 01:04 AM by JayT | 12 comments »

With the body rabbeted out to accept the side plate, it’s time to cut the actual mouth. If you haven’t yet, now would be a good time to cut the metal pieces to final length. Since the O1 hasn’t been hardened, it cuts pretty easily. I did the first two planes with just a hacksaw. For this one, I used a hacksaw on the 3/8 and a jigsaw on the 1/8. Lay the piece of 1/8 steel on the bench and the wood blank on top and tightly nestled in the rabbet. I hope your wood blan...

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #11: Makin' it pretty

08-06-2016 09:17 PM by JayT | 11 comments »

Most of the body is now shaped, but a couple more areas I like to touch. The corner of the 3/8 base plate is still at a 90 . . . . . . . . so I round it to match the wood body and eliminate a sharp corner. I also round over the top of the escapement area a bit to eliminate that corner, as well. No picture of what it looked like, but these are the areas that get some attention. Now it’s just a matter of sanding everything to whatever level you desire. Don’...

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #1: Getting on Target

07-19-2016 02:57 AM by JayT | 10 comments »

During the 2015 Plane and Spokeshave Swap, I built a couple of what came to be called Transitional Infill Shooting Planes. A few people asked for a blog, but there weren’t enough pics to really document the build, so it wasn’t done. Well, after completing a few other projects, I decided to build one more and will try to do a detailed enough blog that someone else could follow along and build their own shooting plane. Lets get started. Gathering materials. First thin...

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Shop Made Square

08-04-2013 03:38 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 8 comments »

I’ve had a hard time drawing lines across some 2×10’s recently. I made my own square out of wood. I don’t know if it will stay true, so this is a test. Please comment if you’ve made an all wooden square and let me know your outcomes. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #7: Time to Tap

07-30-2016 10:10 PM by JayT | 8 comments »

With the mouth cut, it’s time to start the metal work. First step is to connect the two pieces of steel. Now, I don’t claim to be a machinist and there are likely better ways to do some of these steps. But I’ll post what worked best for me and you can change and adapt as your skills and available tools allow. At the end of the piece of 1/8 steel, mark where you want to install the first machine screw. If you have layout fluid, that would be best. In place of that, ...

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #4: Feeling Froggy

07-21-2016 02:12 AM by JayT | 5 comments »

Here’s where we left off. Mouth opening has been cut and worked to final dimension. Now it’s time to get the frog to fit. A transitional frog has the little bump out on the bottom where the lever cap screw attaches. On an original body, there’s a pocket for that part, we just need to recreate it. Easiest way to mark it out is to first use a small square to mark a line perpendicular to the bed intersecting the line on the face of the bed. This will be the ...

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #3: Open up and say aaah

07-20-2016 02:07 AM by JayT | 4 comments »

With layout all marked up, it’s time to cut the opening. I did this with a sliding compound miter saw and the plane was designed to make that the best tool to use. If you don’t have a SCMS or are just more comfortable with a table saw and miter gauge or handsaws, no reason not to use them. For a miter saw, set the bevel to 20 degrees and the miter to 45 degrees. Hopefully you have a depth stop. If so, mark the proper distance up from the table on a piece of scrap and do som...

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #9: Rondo in B Flat

08-01-2016 01:25 AM by JayT | 2 comments »

After letting the epoxy cure for a couple hours, the steel and body are now firmly attached and the machine screws holding the two pieces of steel together can be removed and replaced with slotted brass machine screws. Make sure to use a degreasing cleaner to clean any remaining cutting fluid out of the holes (I use brake cleaner again) and use some kind of thread locker on the machine screws. I use epoxy, tinted to a brass color, just in case one of the screws and the countersunk hole don&...

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #10: Body Work

08-06-2016 08:44 PM by JayT | 2 comments »

With the bottom and side flattened, the next step is to work the mouth and shape the body. Doesn’t matter which you do first, or if you have a short attention span like me, feel free to switch back and forth to break up the monotony. For the blog post, however, we’ll cover one at a time. Finish the mouth With a slim file, work the mouth to even up the metal and wood, smooth the surfaces and adjust the mouth to final dimensions. If the wood overhangs the metal, a sharp chi...

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