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Thursday, October 11, 2012

I stand corrected

It would seem that I truly misunderstood the functioning of the Norris adjuster. If you read my earlier post on the Norris adjuster, please scroll down and read the comments. Mr Davis provided a very good correction to how I thought the adjuster worked. He is quite right in his explanation. If you never try to do something, or never say it out loud, you may never learn! Thanks.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Norris Adjusters

(do not fail to read the comments after this post! you will find that my thought process here was not quite right when I originally posted)
I came to the point in building my infill smoother that I need to fit an adjuster. The Norris style adjuster is one of the more famous features of a Norris infill, and the plane I'm making is a No. 51 reproduction. I was going to buy one, but then I thought about making one. I've never seen an actual Norris adjuster (two of my Lee Valley planes have scaled down versions). A quick search came up with a nice article on Handplane central, here. Keep that article and pictures in mind as I ramble on. (my scanner is down, so I can't really sketch anything until I figure that out)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Getting back to work

I haven't done any work on my infill smoother for a while. I found a few hours on Saturday to knock out a few tasks. Check it out in the page links.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Another reason I love my new Low Angle Jointer...
A pile of effortless endgrain shavings! Too easy. In fact, I was enjoying myself so much that I totally forgot about checking my gauge line and went past it. But hey...when you're having fun, why not run with it!