Friday, February 22, 2013

Better Buns

Right, need a break from going round the twist with auger bits for a moment, so instead I revisited my not-terribly-beloved infill plane. If you recall in December, I found to my horror, that it was rusty. So in a fit of guilt I cleaned it up, and gave the iron and back iron a bit of a going over too.

It looks considerably better. It's also a lot more comfortable to use than I remembered. But really the iron is in a poor way and not conducive to setting the cap iron just so.

I went to the box o' spares and thought I had found just the thing in a tidy and nearly full length Hearnshaw Bros. 2 1/4in tapered iron and cap iron. Alas, turns out the plane takes just a hair under that, so I'd have to reduce the iron's width to get it to fit. So that may get on the To Do List.

Or maybe I'll just sell the thing and have done. It is a bit 19thC stylee for me.


  1. Al, as you know, I'm not a big 'plane person' and only keep the merest, scant few users under the bench, but that infill, in my very humble opinion (shades here of U. Heap) needs to be sold on...
    ...and if you believe that stuff about a few planes....

    1. Anyone able to insert Uriah Heap references into a woodworking blog post deserves a chance at that plane!

  2. I'd love to have a chance to buy that infill Alf as they're really pricey on this side of the pond.

  3. Ah, it's the three and a half thousand mile gap filled with water, I fear - it adds cost :(

    Rob, I believe you. Many wouldn't... ;)


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