From the Workshop

June 14, 2013

Window to my workshop 67 – No 983

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Work in progress on the new No 983 stainless steel block plane
 
No 983 Holtey a
 
 
No 983 Holtey b
 
 
No 983 Holtey c
 
Integral pins are back! These pins are cut 0.22″ long, cut full depth in one go with a 6mm roughing cutter. Then go round the houses again with a 6mm finishing cutter. Some people don’t believe that I can cut these pins full depth in one go in s/s (or any other material). It is just a matter of getting things right.
 
No 983 Holtey d
 
The last job is to put a tiny lead chamfer which not only makes an easier entry but it helps to prevent the edges from splitting during the peining process.

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