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I modeled the sled off of the Make Something and Michael Alm versions.

My scrap wood test frame is 1 1/4" wide. I'll make a larger test later but my super-scientific method of measuring all the frames in my house shows all are under 2" wide.

@JohnG I'll add making a L fence for the table saw to my list of things to make right after I get the spline jig made.

Hoping I can get some time this weekend to make 4 frames for our living room. I need to make a large frame for our bedroom. It's bigger than the sled is designed for but I'm sure I can figure something out. 

 

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That looks nice, simple and effective. Those old rosewood knobs and totes on the Stanly planes cause the modem planes to really stick out. I really enjoy my old Stanley planes.

So how do you hold your bronze body planes? :P

I like the hook idea Mattias Wandel posted on youtube. For some reason i feel like the magnet will magnetize the plane and cause it to attract metal filings. It's a wood shop where would metal filings come from? I'm silly.

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On 6/2/2023 at 9:15 AM, Chestnut said:

That looks nice, simple and effective. Those old rosewood knobs and totes on the Stanly planes cause the modem planes to really stick out. I really enjoy my old Stanley planes.

So how do you hold your bronze body planes? :P

I like the hook idea Mattias Wandel posted on youtube. For some reason i feel like the magnet will magnetize the plane and cause it to attract metal filings. It's a wood shop where would metal filings come from? I'm silly.

Agreed on the handles. Unfortunately I don't have any bronze planes yet, but I do have a little BCTW plane that I need to figure something out for. Still need to make a spot for my router plane and blades and get my other block plane back, which will go in the open spot (assuming it fits). 

There's a decent chance of some metal shavings getting in my shop. Just through an open doorway is my chainsaw grinder and my bench grinder. I'll let you know if I notice any magnetism in my planes after they've been on there for a while.

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9 hours ago, wtnhighlander said:

They hold my small plane collection nicely, and no residual magnetism, so far.

That's really good to know. I have a ruler that I hold on my bandsaw with a magnet. It's super convient as it's centrally located. The ruler has picked up a fair bit of residual magnetism. It's not the worst thing in the world for the ruler.

I don't have a justification as to why it'd be bad for a hand plane.

8 hours ago, JohnG said:

There's a decent chance of some metal shavings getting in my shop. Just through an open doorway is my chainsaw grinder and my bench grinder. I'll let you know if I notice any magnetism in my planes after they've been on there for a while.

I don't think that's something you really need to worry about I don't think my worry is justified or warranted. I do have a bronze body plane though.

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On 8/23/2023 at 11:48 AM, Ronn W said:

Bought lumber and ordered veneer and banding for a demilun table.  It will be 28" wide and stick out about 12" from the wall.  Not a semicircle.  It will be half of and ellipse ( semi-ellipse ?).  Planning on book matched walnut burl with a curly maple border for the top.  Walnut veneer for the apron with banding olong the bottom edge.  Maple for the legs with oval walnut burl medaiions near the top fo each.  Rear legs will be double tapered and front legs will be 4-way tapered with banding to match apron banding about 5" from the floor.  Not a typical 1 species federal table.  Going to make ellipse patterns first and rough cut the legs.  Then stack poplar bricks to build the apron.

Should look nice..

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On 8/23/2023 at 11:48 AM, Ronn W said:

Bought lumber and ordered veneer and banding for a demilun table.  It will be 28" wide and stick out about 12" from the wall.  Not a semicircle.  It will be half of and ellipse ( semi-ellipse ?).  Planning on book matched walnut burl with a curly maple border for the top.  Walnut veneer for the apron with banding olong the bottom edge.  Maple for the legs with oval walnut burl medaiions near the top fo each.  Rear legs will be double tapered and front legs will be 4-way tapered with banding to match apron banding about 5" from the floor.  Not a typical 1 species federal table.  Going to make ellipse patterns first and rough cut the legs.  Then stack poplar bricks to build the apron.

Ronn I look forward to seeing your progress through the build. Where do you order your veneer from?

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