... and I really wanted to use it solely for cutting veneers, so
the fixed fence one would be good.
But I want to play with fences, brass rods, turning wheels, and
ebony and boxwood.
Doing this one first allows it to be a prototype for the
handles, testing of the Japanese blade and generally practicing.
As can be seen from the first photograph I tend to make mock-ups
of things I've never made before, the second one is usually the
For Mk.1 I have chosen a rather nice piece of quarter-sawn
English oak simply because of its stunning flower. It will look
"Richard", my infill panel plane started life in mahogany. The
prototype is now a paperweight!
I don't like plans on paper... too much faffing about...
straight on wood is fine.
18th century curves... the little violin maker's curves I had
are brilliant for this.
Most tight curves are standard imperial drill sizes.
Some tinkering to do with the front hold, but it is getting
The position of the front hold roughed out but I need a more
pleasing design. Maybe a scroll?