Re: Making a smoother according to the Work Magazine Reprint Project
05/19/12 10:50 AM
Happy Saturday, everyone!
Here's a couple update images for your mental consumption:
The proposed cap screw dimensioned and scaled for casting. I plan to make a pattern of this screw and cast it with the lever cap. If it works out, I can offer some of these for sale in addition to the body and lever cap castings. Also, Joel is contemplating turning some of the screws from brass bar stock, and other members on the list have expressed interest in turning their own. This drawing can serve as a starting point for anyone who wants to make their own. Email me at email@example.com if you want a better pdf drawing of the finished-size screw.
Here is a model of the plane illustrating the lever cap, screw, 3/16" iron and chunk of infill in the body. I will cast the lever cap with very little refinement so you can chamfer and adorn with decoration to your heart's content! Also, notice the cutting edge of the iron intersecting the portion of the sole just forward of the mouth. This mouth represents the purposely-undersized mouth in the casting that you can file to the perfect shaving clearance.
As I've mentioned, my weekends are a little busy right now, but I plan to be in the foundry next weekend to start cranking on castings. Sometime in the next week, I will post images of the lever cap and screw patterns.