Hi guys, spent the afternoon knocking up this. I have never used one nor owned one either, built it primarily to help with the sliding trays that will be built into my drawers on the new tool cabinet, so thought just in case I don't like using it just a quicky to start with, maybe build a better one later, seemed a bit strange to start off with need to practice a bit with this just to get the hang of it. just wondering those of you who have them and use them what sort do you have? and did any of you make any alteration to yours as you went along .
Well here goes mk2.
MK1 scrapped well not entirely the over hang of 1/8 " has been removed and an Oak edging strip glued in it place, an oak 10mm running strip was also glued on late last night, this morning set the T5 and remove a few shaving to form the running edge then squared up the fence and screwed it on permanently. last but not lest, using scotch tap glued onto the edge of the fence a strip of sandpaper to add that extra grip to the edge of the work pieces.
Well so far so good, I just spent a lot of energy preparing the blade using the scary sharp method, first getting the basic angle at 30 degrees and then adjusting my Veritas sharpening jig by 2 degrees to get the the finished cutting angle all highly polished but it don't seem sharp enough , hmm maybe it the steel quality of the record blade or maybe I got the cutting angle totally wrong for planing end grain ?.
To adjust the Veritas plane sharpening jig ,select no 2 and set width to no 2 being it's a 2"blade then set standard length at 30 degrees as seen in pics set lower brass roller wheel at 12 : O clock, remove gauge and grind away till grinding angle is completed, then set lower roller to 6 : O clock and proceed to set sharpened angle till completed.
Have I got the angle wrong, bear in mind it is a record T5 it's not a low angle plane , so what is the correct angle for planing end grain , what do you set your iron at to get the best results?