From the Workshop

August 14, 2015

Window to my Workshop No 96

Filed under: No 984,Window to my workshop — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:08 pm

It is always tempting to rush off to the next stage, like the bottoms. But once the side profiling is complete there are still quite a number of other operations to be completed and these sides just scream to be finished. The polishing of the sides is a major undertaking and it eats up a lot of my time.

Holtey No 984 w

I use four abrading grades and at each stage everything is continually blued which helps me avoid any form corruption.
Holtey No 984 x

With a few purpose made spacers I am able to keep the edge polishing true and sharp without any deformation.
Holtey No 984 y

It could be embarrassing to mention how much time this operation takes but if perfection is required …..
Holtey No 984 z

These sides are now waiting for stamping and another surface grind on the inside faces, for its final texture.

1 Comment »

  1. Congratulations on your retirement, I really have enjoyed watching from a distance as you have made all of these wonderful planes. I have always admired your dedication to quality and function and your refusal to cut any corners when it comes to quality.

    thank you

    Comment by troystaten — August 20, 2015 @ 11:37 pm

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