Karl Holtey – Blog Archive

February 20, 2012

Window to my Workshop 21

Filed under: No 982 Smoother plane,Window to my Workshop — Tags: , , , — admin @ 5:11 pm

No 982 smoothing plane in the making – 3

Lever caps

Tamping down lever cap bar (CZ112) for surfacing the lever caps in the mill before cutting them up individually.

The face cutter in action

Removing some unwanted metal for lever cap shape

Using a bullnose cutter to cut the retention groove

The final shape with a radius cutter

Boring hole for the lever cap screw after cutting the bar up into individual pieces

Tapping for the thumb screw – 7/16” 14tpi square thread as traditional

Milling to form the boss area

Boss now complete

Before any further milling it makes sense to do all the polishing on the top area.

Regardless of a comment there is rather a considerable overhang here but with bronze alloys it works quite well. Trust me Mr D. O, I know what I am doing.

Profile now complete

No 982 lever cap now complete.

Note new logo on all the No 98 series.

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