Skip to today, and I was able to sneak in the shop for about an hour and a half. I think once I get a couple of these built, it will go a lot faster, as it always takes a bit to learn something new.
Today I spent some time belatedly fitting the wedges and bedding the irons. It turns out the irons bed a lot easier if the wedges are dead-nuts perfect. I didn't bother shaping my wedges yet. I'll probably regret that later.
In this photo you can see where I was in the process when I left off last time. One wedge is roughly fit, and the other is way out.
|You can see from here one wedge is way off. You can also see my chisel-rehabbing mess from yesterday.|
|The pair with fine tuned wedges.|
|I found a mother plane in my tool chest.|
|Don't tell anyone I used sandpaper!|
|I admire people who keep their shop and bench clean while they work. I don't|
|I think I need to try a different brand of fluid. Although it looks like you can see the line well enough.|
For a bonus, here are a couple photos of what I did yesterday:
|Here's my new Stanley smoother. I planed the wrong way on this walnut board, and there was no tear out.|
|I hate lapping, so I'll do it until I get sick of it, and I will come back to it next time. Sooner or later they will all be done.|