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On side bead planes I pare a chamfer on the front of the escapement. This provides a larger space for the users fingers to hold the iron in place when setting up the plane. The pencil line tells me where to stop, and the angle of the chamfer is done by eye. I'm using a 1" chisel from @lienielsentoolworks. #planemaking #planemaker #toolmaker #moldingplanes #sidebeads #sidebead #sidebeadplanes #beadingplanes #chisel #paring #woodworking #handtoolwoodworking
Giving people an equal opportunity regardless of economic status is kind of the definition of “democratic.”
Definitely worth a look if you have any interest in chair making. Kudos to Curtis for making this available for free. Open source woodworking is pretty cool.
hattip to Peter Follansbee, who just finished up his version
It’s not uncommon for cartoon characters to find themselves unwittingly dragged through all the chaos of a saw mill. From the audience’s perspective, it’s usually hilarious. But when you send a small camera on a log through a saw mill, scary doesn’t even begin to describe the experience of being pulled through all…
Wonderful visualization of just long it takes light to cross our solar system.
It feels so slow.
Doubly true now that we have functional AC again.
Neat video showing a flame-licker and an explanation of how these work. Atmospheric engines are cool.
This is incredible.