Monday, 20 August 2012
Smoothers and Jointers continued
Here's my set up for routing the slot for the chip breaker screw, I nearly forgot to do this before gluing up, not a good idea!!
This is not necessary on the high angle smoother as has a single 1/4" thick blade with no chip breaker.
Here are the jointers after initial shaping on the band saw, this only takes about 3 minutes for each plane but transforms them.
The next shaping stage is on the bobbin sander which refines the shape and removes all the band saw marks.
The ridges left by the bobbin sander are then smoothed over with a random orbit sander.
The final stage is with the Kirjes pneumatic sander working through 120, 150 and 220 grits. This leaves a silky smooth surface with no bumps and I can highly recommend this machine to anyone who does curved work.
I cleaned off the glue squeeze out from the inside of the mouths with a sharp chisel. I made this little tray for my Blue Spruce chisels and I've found it extremely useful, it can be lifted on and off the bench and keeps things tidy and to hand.