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- 10 November 2019 at 11:16 pm #626171
nice job jake, looks great! you will get so much please out of using it, I love my toolchest, probably my favourite thing I have ever made.5 October 2019 at 1:22 pm #615139
I found on my stanley no78 that the sole was not flat, it needed a bit of fettling, not sure why but once done it improved things a lot, the woden ones are really nice planes.17 June 2019 at 9:04 pm #581915
I managed to find my record no44 for just £6, you can find them for cheap if you look around on ebay, I bought blades for it later, I found it took me a while to get used to using the plough plane, the blades really do need to be very sharp to get a nice clean groove and it has to be set up correctly worth watching the video on here about it if you get one.
I made the poor mans rebate plane which so far has been adequate it cuts up to 12mm wide rebates which works for 90% of the things I make, I’d recommend having a go at making it, it’s a fun project, if not thankfully the old vintage no 78s are still reasonably priced but I predict they might go up like the router plane did, so I’m thinking of getting one soon.6 June 2019 at 1:19 pm #578535
great job on the bench, looks very sturdy and well made, I’d recommend making the apron drawer when you get the time, makes a big difference.5 June 2019 at 1:32 pm #578215
I use microlapping film thesedays, so much easier than sandpaper and having to stick it down, I’d highly recommend buying some, it’s particularly good for removing pitting, and far more effective in my opinion than sandpaper and it’s self adhesive as well, worth every penny.23 May 2019 at 11:54 pm #574708
that is a very nice job, so much better than the plastic handle! well done.
Ben.22 April 2019 at 11:22 pm #556743
one of the most overlooked parts is testing to see how square the female pins are from above, presuming you were thorough with your stock preparation it can sometimes look square but it isn’t, check it with a tri-square, or ruler with a square edge, and avoid undercutting, that might close gaps by a fraction of a millimetre, the difference is noticeable and it’s usually done at the last stage of fitting before glue-up, as always practice practice and practise, the more you do it the less likely there will be errors, it took me a LOT of joints before they were coming out with no gaps.21 March 2019 at 4:00 pm #555634
I’d go with something like osmo polyx12 March 2019 at 1:17 pm #555514
you’d have to use a record no44 or similar, you could actually do two grooves with a no43 as long as the end result fits, also you’ll find the ply is 12mm not 1/2″ so there might be a gap anyway if you used an imperial 1/2″ cutter, cutting two grooves instead could make a tighter/better fit. I have not made the project but it’s on the ‘to-do’ list.1 March 2019 at 11:20 pm #555448
try and get hold of joinery grade PAR redwood pine, it’s often the best and cheapest option, from my experience I’ve only ever found it at independent timber merchants, you will pay a premium at wickes/B&Q for it and it won’t be the same quality.
Mistakes are going to happen by the way, best way to avoid them is to really step back and take your time, for me they always happen without fail when rushing or under pressure.
If you want a cheap hardwood that’s easy to work I’d highly recommend tulip/poplar or ash, I can easily get hold of american ash and it’s cheap but more expensive than redwood pine.9 February 2019 at 12:26 pm #554941
making it should remove all confusion, watch the videos.13 December 2018 at 5:36 pm #553858
agree jim, everybody who has seen mine wants one and has been impressed, it’s one of the best projects on here. I want to make a few more of them from different types of wood species. I have plans to make a downscaled version of it at some point.26 November 2018 at 11:15 pm #553517
I’ve found a slightly higher than average angle helps with preventing tearout, and it has to be extremely sharp. I like the ray isles set, superb replacement blades if you have a record no44, I got them because mine came with no blades, highly recommended.23 November 2018 at 10:16 am #553426
I wouldn’t worry about it, I wouldn’t recommend pine or spruce knots at the end of boards when dovetailing though, that will give you problems, there will be hard/soft spots and the grain can be very unpredictable.23 November 2018 at 10:10 am #553425
I don’t think you need to go beyond about 1200 grit, I sharpen pretty often on my diamond stones, it takes about 3 minutes max, then strop it and with aluminium oxide and it’ll end up at about 16000 grit, it’s incredibly time efficient, and I don’t plan on changing to anything else.