Monday, July 10, 2006

Weekend-part 2


HI Folks
Two blogs in one weekend?? They are paying me way too much........;)
Awoke to find the standard British summertime weather-yup, it was raining hard! That kinda ruled out the planned car boot sale visit. Never mind, the Mother-in-law is always there. Yippee.....
On our return it is workshop time. Finished shaping the seat (and pleased to say it was all done by hand) and spent a while cleaning up the large amount of chips that have surrounded the bench area.
Then, in an act of woodworking craziness, I started project number two! Two projects on the go at once!! Back away, the kids on fire.........;)
So what is this new project?? Here's a clue. Whilst going through my plane colle-I mean, whilst looking at my hand planes, I noticed a certain "hollow" area. I need more planes to "round" it out.
Are you getting it, yet? ;)
Needless to say, I have completed about 80% of the first two. Just need the tool steel to arrive before I can complete them. And the 4 inch plank of spalted beech came in very handy-should be able to make a whole set.
So a pretty productive weekend-and I didn't spend a penny.
Cheers
Philly

9 comments:

Mike Wenzloff (MikeW) said...

Thanks for the update, Phil.

So some H&Rs, eh? What ya using for blades? Are we grinding our own from O1 and going the heat treating route, or do you have some vintage...or are you going to use files?

Take care, Mike

Alf said...

Ooo, Slippery Slope, Phil, very Slippery Slope. On the other hand your project rate should drop off dramatically allowing the rest of us time to attempt to catch up... ;~)

Scott said...

Had my own brush with "gonna make something totally by hand" this weekend. I might have to give you some credit for the notion (or at least getting me to finally put metal to wood) being 5 hours ahead and all.
Anxious to see how the planes come out. I'm "collaborating" on a drawknife with a buddy of mine, but I'm intrigued to try my hand at some toolmaking too... someday.

Philly said...

Nice one, Scott! Do let us k n wo how it comes out.
Best regards
Phil

Dave (Marc) Brown said...

What do you think of the LN "modeling" planes? I've got the flat and curved. I think they're a smashing success -- and affordable too! I use the flat one for chamfering and find it much easier to hold on to than my small block plane.

cheers!
Dave

Dave (Marc) Brown said...

What do you think of the LN "modeling" planes? I've got the flat and curved. I think they're a smashing success -- and affordable too! I use the flat one for chamfering and find it much easier to hold on to than my small block plane.

cheers!
Dave

Dave (Marc) Brown said...

What do you think of the LN "modeling" planes? I've got the flat and curved. I think they're a smashing success -- and affordable too! I use the flat one for chamfering and find it much easier to hold on to than my small block plane.

cheers!
Dave

Dave (Marc) Brown said...

What do you think of the LN "modeling" planes? I've got the flat and curved. I think they're a smashing success -- and affordable too! I use the flat one for chamfering and find it much easier to hold on to than my small block plane.

cheers!
Dave

Philly said...

Dave
You're right-the modelmakers planes are great! I have the curved sole one-it is SO much fun. A real success-it feels like a mini scrub plane to me.
Cheers
Phil