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|first hiccup and it's a doozy|
|found a longer screw|
|this is a temporary fix|
If any metal workers out there have a fix, give a shout and leave a comment. My thought is that it should be re-threaded for the next size screw up but I don't know how to do that.
|it feels secure|
|my best fix|
|I've already done 3|
|right side shaving|
I flipped the plane over and adjusted the iron parallel to the front of the mouth and I got the same results. The right side would always make a shaving and the left would/wouldn't. This is one series of speed bumps I have never encountered in all the planes I have rehabbed and set up for use.
|my last try|
|thin shaving on the right|
|a little from the middle|
|get thicker on the right and still nothing on the left|
|is the sole twisted?|
|what does the 80 grit runway say?|
|I'd say there isn't any twist|
|double triple checking myself again|
|it's a helicopter blade|
|it isn't rocking no matter where I try it|
The last tool I bought from Patrick Leach was a Stanley 10 1/2 and that had a broken cheek that had been repaired (not mentioned in the write up). Now I have this #2 that can only be used for a paperweight. And an expensive paper weight at that.
I quit the shop after this. I was so damn bummed out by this experience that I didn't belong in it. I know I would have made one mistake after another all day long if I worked on something else. I thought I would finish up watching Richard Maguire's sharpening videos but I fell asleep at my desk. The video played but I don't even remember the opening credits.
How many flowers are stamped on each side of an OREO cookie?
answer - 12 and each one has 4 petals
|I am little flush right now|
|not a toy - this is a fully functional teeny router plane|
|closed and open throat|
|why I got it|
|LV tool buy #2|
|cabinetmakers screwdrivers for screw sizes #4 to #10|
|small Grace screwdrivers|
|tapered bulb shape|
|U shaped tips|
|comes with a burnisher|
|bottom to top #4, #6, and a #8vscrew|
|#2 plane parts out of the citrus bath|
|found the S casting Pat mentioned|
|holding the screws while I wire brushed them|
|the black spots sanded off easily|
|flattening the back|
|back done up to 8K and I still have a burr|
|burr is gone|
|prepping the chipbreaker|
|even side to side|
|needs a bit of shine|
|tote and knob brass caps|
|had to stop here|
|the after pic|
|the brass cleaner|
|used this for years in the kitchen|
|the after pic|
|plane #1 (last thread)|
|leading edge looks like crap|
|checking the iron for twist|
|this tip is not sharpened and is misshaped|
|another problem area|
|marked the area where I can feel a burr|
|sharpened up to 1200 and stropped|
|ready to road test again|
|felt a difference|
|profile turned to liquid fecal matter|
This is as far as I can go with this test piece of wood. I also think that this plane isn't made for 3/4" stock neither. I got the sharp part of the iron figured out and the jamming has me stymied big time. I don't have more stock to sacrifice for testing for I'll put this aside for now. I'll pick this back up later and put a win in my column.
Tomorrow the plan is to finish rehabbing the #2, make a frame for my wife's newly awarded genealogy certificate, and do some work on the bookcase.
Which US President served as a hangman twice?
answer - Grover Cleveland while serving as a sheriff in Buffalo NY in the 1870's
I think I crossed the line in the sand with this plane and became a collector of Stanley bench planes. I don't see myself ever using this plane but I could for small boxes etc. Of the bench planes I only need the #1, 5 1/4, 5 1/2, and the #10 to complete my bench plane collection. Of these four remaining planes, I already know that I will not be getting the #1. To me it is not worth the $$$ it commands. I've used the LN #1 and to me it is a toy that I don't see it being a viable tool for use in my woodworking. If I do get a #1 it will probably be a LN or a Wood River one.
With that banished from the wish list, I can also eliminate the 5 1/4. I have never used nor seen one of these planes. It isn't in the toy category but I think there are other planes that are a better choice. One nagging thought is to get it for my grandson to use. I've read that is was a school boy use plane.
The 5 1/2 jack is another up in the air plane. I don't use the #5 I have now that much and I don't think the 5 1/2 will change that one way or the other. The #10 is another plane like the 5 1/2, nice to have to say my collection is complete and the collecting is done.
My collection as it is now - #2, #3, #4, #4 1/2, #5, #6, #7, #8, and #10 1/2. I don't know what is 'the' bench plane collection is supposed have but I'm shooting for these with mine.
|waiting for me on my front step|
|not as small as I envisioned it|
|side be side with a #3|
|rear end shot|
|rough grind on the iron and lots of life left to it|
|road test was a bit bumpy|
|a small chip is missing on the front knob|
|all these are taking a citrus bath overnight|
|rather delicate looking frame|
|plane #3 iron out of the citrus bath|
|the back is pit free|
|a couple of strokes on 120|
|back flattened on the coarsest diamond stone|
|the two outside bevels are done too|
|back done up to 8K|
|there is a burr|
I checked for and felt a burr at each step of the way. I wasn't expecting one on the circular one but I got it here too. The lower the grit, the bigger the burr. When I got to 1200 grit, it was hard to feel the burr but I did have one there.
|perfect fit with my biggest round strop|
|ready to road test plane #3|
|setting the iron|
|nice pile of shavings|
|sneaking up on the cut|
|this plane is not meant for 3/4" stock|
Who designed the original 1936 Volkswagen?
answer - Ferdinand Porsche
That left me thinking I was 3 people back. The two ahead of me were picking up glasses, they tried them on, looked at them in the mirror, and left. Now I was down to the mother and daughter going back and forth on the growing pile of glasses they were trying on. I felt like I was going to be here until saturday afternoon before she decided on a pair of glasses.
I had already been waiting about 15 minutes which was way beyond what I will normally endure. I was ready to leave and come back another day because I didn't see that lady being able to pick out a pair of glasses today. As luck would have it, the lady running the eye glass shop asked me if I was picking up or ordering. I said I got a call my glasses were ready.
She waited on me first and that made me smile from ear to ear. I felt sorry for her as I was leaving. There isn't enough money in this world that could have enticed me to wait that lady and her mother.
|plane #3 from yesterday|
|less then half of the profile showed up|
|stopped after trying two tries|
I put this iron in some citrus acid to soak overnight. Tomorrow I'll clean it up, sharpen and hone it, and do battle with it on the rematch.
|throat on plane #3|
|small amount of rocking of the iron here|
|no rocking of this iron anywhere|
|iron out and checking the wedge - plane #1|
|plane #3 wedge|
|this side looks good|
|wedges side by side|
|black stuff turned out to be rust|
|checking the iron on plane #1|
|Bob said the iron was too rank|
|gripping the plane|
|my right hand grips the heel aft of the mouth|
|6 runs down a piece of pine|
|thinner but still too thick|
|end to end shaving|
|jamming on the far left|
|the profile looks like a squished 'S'|
|now the jamming across the mouth is coming back|
|shavings are better before it jams|
|this may be slightly off|
|where it should be cutting|
|I'm good up to this point|
|one coat of shellac|
I had two pit stops to make too. One was at the post office which was an in and out affair. There was no one in there but me and the mail clerk. Mailed out the planes and I'm sure he'll be surprised when he opens it up. After the quickie stop I headed for Wally World which is next door to the post office.
I wanted to get some hi gloss lacquer but they had none. The second thing on the list was soap and ice cream for the wife. Got that, and stood in line seemingly forever before I got out of there. Needless to say, shop time was severely curtailed. No bookcase work so I decided to beat myself up and try a couple of molding planes out. I have tried these before without any success but maybe tonight it would be different.
|little bit of shine|
|Duh it's satin you maroon|
Why I wanted to get gloss but Wally World let me down again.
|I'll try a couple of coats of shellac|
|I've tried this one before|
|chip missing on the toe|
|the mouth jams real quick|
|plane tryout #2|
|second piece of practice wood|
|the bead is the other half|
|what I got|
|went back to plane #1|
|couple of things caught my attention|
|from my last run|
|the shavings have no where to go|
I am encouraged by the results I got with both of these planes tonight. It is an improvement over my last outing. It is just a matter of time before I either luck into the right way or I toss them in the fireplace. Since I don't have a fireplace, I will keep tying to luck into it.
|plane #3 profile|
|profile of plane #1|
What is it? I had to stop and clean up the shop. I meant to do it last week, and then on saturday, and it was a for sure event on sunday. I couldn't get around in the shop anymore and I was starting to lose things again. I started before 1600 and got done at 1630. Not completely cleaned up but I can tell the color of the deck now. Scratch getting the bookcase shelf pin jig made.
|color is good, the shine sucks|
|this is it's home|
|didn't want to navigate through this|
|one of the smartest moves I made|
|finally got to do some woodworking|
|not easy to do this|
How many World Series did Babe Ruth play in during his 22 year career?
answer - 10 (won 7)
|my best looking lilac bush|
|mostly buds still - no lilac scent yet neither|
|the fence lilac|
|the garage lilac|
|my problem lilac|
|I didn't forget this|
|found a use for the molding I sawed too short|
|where it is going|
|straightening out the board|
|opposite edge flat in the middle over to the left end|
|blurry pic hiding a gap at the right end|
|had to get inventive|
|no bead this time|
|checking the new molding length against the apron|
|bandsawed the last corble|
|the hernia buster|
|one wall sawn on both aprons|
|routing the dadoes|
|9 self supporting and 5 not self supporting|
|checking stud locations|
|using hide glue|
|2 #6 screws in from the back on each one|
|need to glue this one|
|the other small piece goes here|
|I like this and I think it dresses it up without over doing it|
|teeny piece needed here|
|ran out of molding|
|taped it to the apron so I won't lose it|
|two new pieces|
This is as far as I can go with this for now. The dry fit looks good and my wife likes it which is the only thing that matters to me.
|broken 3 prong plug|
I didn't come home empty handed, I bought the plug and a new 4x4 1/4" sheet of plywood. Where my wife plans to put the bookcase, the top half of the back will be visible. Can't use the paper backed underlayment now. I'll keep it and use it for something else.
|two coats of lacquer|
|3rd coat just sprayed|
Who was the first relief pitcher inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
answer - Hoyt Wilhelm in 1985
|first speed bump|
At first I thought it was the 3 prong going into the top of the D handle because I had two loose screws. I took that apart and all the wire to metal connections were still together, tight, and debris free. The screws were loose because the plastic holes for them were all cracked and two were busted. I'll have to put a new plug on this but it wasn't the problem.
I really didn't want to dig into the switch in the D handle but there wasn't anything else left to check. There is a switch in it that works just like a light switch and they are rarely not hard wired. Which means replacing it if it is toast, can be a Royal Squared PITA. I also was facing another problem with the switch. The router is 25 years old and PC no longer makes it and probably has zero parts support for it.
Lucky me because the switch checked out ok. Maybe I had a sticky contact inside of and my playing around with it loosened it up. If this had not worked I could have bypassed the switch by plugging the router into an extension cord. BTW the switch is hard wired.
|got one done|
|had to raise it up|
|should have done this before|
|double checking my wall clock shelf|
|not the clock but an example|
|this is ok|
|squaring up the ends that butt into the clock shelf|
|had humps on the aprons too|
|oops, hiccup #2|
|on to other things|
|3 wasn't a charm here, 4 was|
|in case #4 didn't work out|
|to this mark at 1 1/2"|
|second step run|
|it took two runs|
|mark for outside corbel on the left|
|mark for the corbel on the right|
|3/4" mark from the outside line|
|first R/L wall|
|ended up on the 1 1/2" mark|
|new molding idea|
|molding idea #2|
|I really like how this looks|
|this is history|
When did the New York Stock Exchange have it's first million share day?
answer - in 1886 (it was started in 1792 with 11 investors)
Matt from the Tiny Workshop asked if I would a side by side with the two different named beading planes I have. Here is the picture show.
|from earlier in the week|
|the two test planes|
|3/8 side bead plane|
|3/8 beading plane|
|side bead plane on the edge|
|side bead plane profile on two edges|
|beading plane profile on two edges|
|beading plane on top and side bead on the bottom|
|the groove is determined by the iron|
|side bead plane|
|shaving the rabbet off the side bead|
|the shape and size of the bead didn't change|
|planing off the face rabbet from the side bead|
|this bead profile didn't change neither|
|which plane made which profile?|
|round over on the plate rail|
|you can tell that this is a half circle|
|the right side plate rail|
I just have to rout the plate grooves, make a bunch of corbels, dry fit it together, and paint it. I can't put it in place until my wife wallpapers and paints.
If you are suffering from epistaxis, what is your condition?
answer - you are having a nosebleed
My thoughts on the slight rabbet/shoulder the side bead planes make is this. After you have planed the bead, you plane that rabbet/shoulder off flush with the edge. The only thing I could find on the two planes on line is that the name was used interchangeably. Even though the side bead 'bead' is slightly angled the bead it makes is the same as a beading plane. Mystery solved for me, at least for the time being.
|first batter again|
|tannic acid applied|
|back flattening first|
|backs done to a little ways past the top of the round|
|free hand sharpened the bevels|
|sharpening and honing the round part is next|
|pitted or a rust spot|
|sanded up to 1200 grit|
|stropping finishes this|
|3/8" beading iron done - repeated for the 1/2" one|
|1/2" beading iron|
|mostly grudge with a little rust|
|made my blood offering to the Woodworking gods|
|removing the burr|
|stropped the bevels and the backs|
|round over layout for the plate rail|
What part of the body is the axilla?
answer - the armpit
|sink J clip|
|one of the better J clips|
|the J part|
|plates for the plate rail|
|this determines the plate rail groove|
|what I came up with|
|I think I'll go with 3 grooves|
|the before pic|
|new book came in|
|new tool catalog|
|I bought two more side bead planes from Josh too|
|4 beading planes|
|my three side bead planes|
|debating on getting the 5/16" size|
|my wife bought this for me|
What is a coutelier?
answer - a knife maker
|these two suck|
This is the 4th application going on these and so far only the walnut is showing promise for matching the cell phone holder color.
|1600 the same day|
|the ash piece is already better than the last attempt on the right side|
|I don't know about this one|
|out of sequence pic|
|about 6 minutes after the iron went on|
|53 inches long|
I've been trying to find out what the difference is between a side bead and a 'regular' beading plane. They both make the same profile and the only thing I can see is the side bead plane has the bead at a slight angle. The regular beading plane has the bead straight up and down. There must be a reason why the side bead is tilted and why it has the name side bead.
What is a curricle?
answer - a small open carriage pulled by two horses side by side
It was a different story by the time I got home from work. I had dull, throbbing ache in my lower back that no matter what I did, it wouldn't go away. It's not as bad as it was on sunday, but still bad enough to be annoying. This is also the first time my back has hurt going into a second day. I'll putting the heating pad on it tonight.
So because of that and not wanting to aggravate it anymore, I skipped woodworking in the shop tonight. I still went there but I didn't use any tools or make shavings. I picked up on the ebonizing that I stopped a week or so ago. Can't hurt the back stirring powder in water or slathering liquids on a few pieces of scrap wood.
|lost about 3/4" of inch|
|fresh tannic acid|
|first batter is NZ pine from Lowes|
|tannic acid and iron applied to NZ pine|
|walnut turned black|
|white pine dipped in tannic acid first|
|the white pine after being dipped in the iron|
|the ash test piece|
|iron didn't turn it as black as I had hoped it would|
|my test piece from the last outing|
|this is not very encouraging|
|about ten minutes later|
|both pines are getting darker|
|this is disappointing|
|the sink clip from hell|
|strange way of clipping on the sink bottom|
What is a fugio cent?
answer - the first official one cent coin minted by the United States in 1787
How do I know this? Birds are singing at oh dark thirty when I leave for work. All the other signs aside, I've always taken birds singing before dawn as the true sign of spring. Which brings up the question, just what are the birds singing and chirping about so damn early in the morning? Is this the time that they are looking for a date?
|sink job from hell|
I don't know how plumbers can do this type of work day after day. My hip stopped singing arias a few hours ago and has been steadily screaming at me. This is the last time I will ever lay on my back and twist and contort my fat body to do something like this. Installing those sink clips was adventure I will not soon forget.
The leak test pasted with flying colors. The bowls held the water for over an hour and there were no leaks underneath.
|no leaks here neither|
I'm not sure that I'm onboard with the plastic piping. According to the plumbing who did this, copper is old school and everything is done with plastic now. I remember plastic piping from a long time ago that imparted an unpleasant taste to the water.
|I didn't escape free and clear|
|the 4x4 plywood I bought saturday|
|5 plies ?|
|my only woodworking today|
|I doodled with my beading planes etc|
|last piece to be molded|
What holds the Washington Monument together?
answer - no mortar or cement, just the weight of the stones - goes from 15 feet thick at the base to 7 inches thick at the top
Before I left I made a circuit through the hardwood aisle. I had done some figuring and I could make my stand up desk for work out of 3 1x12x3' boards of NZ pine. I like this wood because it is hard and I can write on it without also making indents in the wood. 3 boards of this would have cost me over $60 so I looked at poplar. A 1x12x6' poplar board was going for close to $40. I'll drive to New Hampshire first and buy wood there before I pony up any dollars at Lowes. Not a good start to my day after leaving work.
The good news is I made an extra road trip to the Lowes I normally go to. Asked a kid in the kitchen department where the sink clips where. Without hesitating, he told me exactly where they were (he couldn't have been more than 19-20 years old). I bought 3 bags because I either lost the one that came with the sink or none were in the box. I also got a 4x4 piece of 1/4" birch plywood but it was different. The front was birch, the middle had a couple of plies, but the back was covered with paper
Today I bandsawed the radius on the two corners and cleaned them up with the spokeshave like I had been doing it all my life. I didn't get one continuous shaving from one side to the other but there was no tearing out or chattering. My shavings were smooth and easy coming though. This is the spokeshave iron that I sharpened correctly this time but making sure I raised a burr first.
|found it on the laundry table|
|most of the parts are rough sawn|
|need a cutout for the apron|
|vertical cut is too wide|
|this edge will be scribed to the wall|
|vertical cut was done on the bandsaw and the horizontal one by hand|
|back side of the horizontal saw cut|
|good fitting joint|
|changed lanes on the scribing|
|continued success with the spokeshave|
|roughing in the parts|
|the corbel will hide the butt joint|
|the kitchen clock|
|big hollow on this side|
|I can do beads with this too|
|my beading irons|
|the record bead|
|the rabbet makers|
|the record 3/16" bead|
|the Stanley bead|
|the plane is history|
|3/16" beading plane|
|1/4" side bead plane|
|still haven't done it|
How many stone blocks are in the Washington Monument?
answer - 36,491
|got the corbels done|
|too thick and I don't like the profile|
|this looks much better to me|
|the scale of the new molding is a better fit here|
|I wish this rabbet was larger|
|the plane I used to make the bead|
|my smallest hollow|
|did kind of ok on the far end|
|test run for the plate groove|
|big number 5|
|nail holes won't be a problem|
|groove is way too big|
|from Bob Demers|
|haven't used any of these for quite a long time|
|1/4" veining router bit|
I quit here because I had to go to the bank. I forgot my PIN for my ATM and I got locked out after 3 invalid tries so I need the bank to reset it.
The Panama Canal has 12 locks. The Suez Canal is twice as long and it has how many locks?
answer - none
|using an off cut|
|the first row is easy to do|
|the throat isn't deep enough for the second row|
|if I drill one hole off in either direction|
|all the resultant holes will be off too|
|what I should get|
|doing the opposite side|
|switched to the plate rail|
|a circle isn't going to work|
|used a french curve to draw the arc|
|the wife wants this edge to be rounded over|
|the clock shelf|
I can make this in 5 pieces. A R and L plate rail with the clock shelf in the middle. A two piece apron that I can butt together by placing it centered under the clock shelf. A corbel placed over it will hide that joint. This is starting to look to be doable.
What is a portmanteau?
answer - a large suitcase usually made of leather and opening into two equal parts
Tonight is wednesday and I did a repeat of my garbage day post from last wednesday. I managed to cut up a few more pieces of the old counter top and get it in the shitcan. I couldn't get much because there was a lot of garbage already in there. I should be able to get most it in there for next week if I do it this weekend.
|honey do project|
|the drawer and pencil tray have gone south|
|left is for hardwoods and the right for softwoods|
|two drill bits|
|13" up from the bottom|
I have been thinking about making a shelf pin drilling jig for the drill press. I think I got the spacer part figured out so it'll be repeatable but the distance from the edges is going to take some overtime with the brain power. I want to come in 2" from the front and the rear so I have a lot of holes to line up when I flip the sides to the opposite holes.
|the box is done|
|left rear quarter glamour shot|
|back of the lid|
What four states voted against the 16th amendment (the income tax amendment)?
answer - Connecticut, Rhode Island, Utah, and Florida
|second of wax|
|one of four cherry bases I have|
|I was right|
|made a test drawer side in pine|
|another test pattern in 1/4" plywood|
|height done, length is next|
|if I go to the back slats|
|it doesn't look good extended past the back of the vertical end|
|this is the right length|
|made it about a 1/2" on each side|
|went in the opposite direction|
|cut to length and squared the ends|
|wish I had a larger round|
|using a gouge too|
|needs to be a wee bit deeper|
|sanding out some of the ridges|
|pretty smooth to the touch but not perfect - planed the mistake off|
|needs to be deeper but the arc looks pretty good|
|the other end is a pretty close match|
|I'm satisfied with this|
|maybe I should make this tapered too?|
|bought a new catalog|
|the Stanley 55 in color|
|new book and a problem|
Who was Kathrine Switzer?
answer - she was the first officially numbered female runner (261) to run in the Boston Marathon in 1967
|ready for my wax finish|
|branded and signed|
|might have a use for this (kitchen sink cut out)|
|tip from Steve|
|if they darken I'm good to go|
|they got dark|
|the ends were the worse looking|
I am trying to figure out how to make a tapered drawer. If I put a drawer up against the bottom of the shelf it would be tilted backwards. Everything in it would slide to the back of the drawer. If I make the sides angled so that it is parallel to the underneath of the shelf, the drawer bottom will be parallel to the flat surface the bookshelf rests on. This is going to be another spatial exercise for me.
|I think I have a handle on this one but we'll have to wait and see|
|quick work to make these|
|ridges need to go|
|cleaned up with the record 073|
|back panel is too small|
|dry fit looks good|
|man in brown came|
|bought some #6 brass RH screws|
|first coat on|
What is the largest living fish?
answer - the whale shark, it can reach 50 feet in length and weigh 20 tons