Well i got home today to find the Lee Valley monthly Newsletter in my email box.
Upon inspection i find in the usual section on old patented tools a tool which just struck me as something well within the range of being made at home and being a pretty useful tool.
Here is the article its a Wooden Plane with an adjustable convex or concave sole. I think it will be a nice project to have a go at.
What do you guys think and what blade would you consider being suitable for it.
Here is a link to the article for those interested in more detail .
I figure perhaps i can go to the local metal supply and see what steel sheet they have available that would do. Would be nice if i could get something thats got a bit of spring in it and not just carbon steel. Dont know how a piece of real stainless would do, that stuff is not easy to work with by hand.
I am thinking a laminated walnut block to start and to have a couple of nice large brass thumb screws going into an insert on either end for fastening.
Just strikes me as a great project not that i have use for a convex plane but they not that available today so why not.
Anyone know how brass goes with steel ? I have no clue on metal reacting with metal other than knowing they do.
Wondering how to fix that area around the throat down. Thats where stainless would be a beast if it needed smoothing out.
whats your thought?