Ok so those of you that got to see my plane knob i made during last week, will understand i now need to make a couple of totes.
So got stuck in an cut out two totes to match from 1 inch Mi Chocolate. Got stuck in with the rasps and spokeshave. All nice and shaped and done then go to drill the hole and wham need to start again. Despite best efforts to avoid it the drill came through the side.
Who was it said you can get by with a bench drill. Well not if you put a drill vice under the drill you cant. So i made up a wood support specially cut to hold tote at 90 degrees. But still the hole found its way through the side.
Found a site on the web where a guy makes em in batches of 4 but even he said he lost 3 in the drilling.
So i figured to consult the brain trust cause i am right out of ideas right now to avoid a repeat.
One thing i do know is next one will be drilled before i put all that work into it.
Was great though. I surprized myself completely with the shaping. Have you ever done that. Stunned yourself by exceeding your own expectations. Great feeling until you blow out the side with the drill.
Been thinking of using the router and round over bit to speed up the edge shaping after being cut out on the band saw.
So as usual help and advice needed again please along with any tips you might have on making totes for planes.