Popular Woodworking, Issue 207 (November 2013)
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toe tick mark registered with your marking gauge during the mouth layout. Position the spring gauge on the sole and align the popularwoodworking.com ■ 27 body. Use the spring gauge and knife in your lines, then connect the three vertical spring lines along the sole. These are used to deﬁne the rabbet cuts that block out the proﬁle. Shape the Throat & Mouth Laid out. The ﬁve spring lines are what guides the remaining work. You can also see the midline and how the spring lines relate. gauge
Set the wedge and iron in the plane and tap in the wedge. Wedge beginnings. Afﬁx the wedge stock at the bench on top of a waste piece, then chop and pare the taper to your layout lines. popularwoodworking.com ■ 29 9⁄16" to take the mortise to ﬁnal depth. Testﬁt the handle and make any needed adjustments, but don’t install it until the ﬁnal shaping of the plane body is completed. Top of Abutment Detail the Plane Body 51⁄2" 15˚ Ear formation. Mark where the wedge meets the top of the
drawings and photos about their ﬁndings. “Being so far away from Alexander and Trent forced me to write it down. I had to think about it differently and write it down. We’d write a letter. Photocopy it. Mail it. Get the slides duplicated. Pack it all off. It was funny. I used to get great sh*t in the mail.” That correspondence with John (now Jennie) Alexander was the foundation of their 2012 book together, “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” (Lost Art Press). And their correspondence continues
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List Manager, F+W Media, Inc. 10151 Carver Road, Suite 200 Blue Ash, OH 45242 Safety Note Safety is your responsibility. Manufacturers place safety devices on their equipment for a reason. In many photos you see in Popular Woodworking Magazine, these have been removed to provide clarity. In some cases we’ll use an awkward body position so you can better see what’s being demonstrated. Don’t copy us. Think about each procedure you’re going to perform beforehand. Assemble Projects the Easy Way