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    Great start I would say and good use of whatever means you have in your workshop.

    Looking forward to progress.

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    It's very quiet in here. Is that because everyone is busy peening, filing, sanding and polishing, or are you all just slacking off.
    I've made a bit of progress and I'm quite happy with the results so far.
    I ground the side bevels on the blade and cut the slot for the adjuster.
    PA190013.jpg PA220020.jpg
    Drilled and tapped the rear sole for the blade adjuster.
    PA190016.jpg
    Got the cap iron complete except for the timber trim.
    PA210017.jpgPA220021.jpgPA220028.jpg
    I turned the blade adjuster from some brass and used a milling cutter in my drill press to put the grooves in by indexing with a square collet block for the first four and rotating 45į for the others.
    Back in the lathe I finished the turning and drilled and threaded it.
    PA230032.jpgPA230035.jpgPA230037.jpgPA230038.jpgPA230039.jpg
    I'm now wondering if I should make the cap screw to match the adjuster rather than just the plane knurling that I put on it.
    So that's it from me for now.

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    I'll claim slacking off..... though really i'm waiting to get some hands on steel to make the blade....

    That adjuster knob look awesome !!!!

    Cheers
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    Nice knob, I like it! No fingers slipping on that. But of course the lever cap knob will have to match - only top quality work allowed on these pages!

    I'd like to be able to do a bit of milling like that on my DP, but it's of very mediocre quality & the quill deflects & chatters with all but the lightest of light cuts. I suspect I've done it no favours by using it with an arbor & slitting saw to slit about a hundred saw backs.....

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanW View Post
    But of course the lever cap knob will have to match
    Oh B*^^#!, I was hoping someone would say that it was better if the two were different, and that would have been enough for me to leave it as it is. Oh well my brass order hasn't arrived yet so I suppose I should make the effort while I have nothing else to do except finish other stalled projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picko View Post
    It's very quiet in here. Is that because everyone is busy peening, filing, sanding and polishing, or are you all just slacking off.
    I've made a bit of progress and I'm quite happy with the results so far.
    I ground the side bevels on the blade and cut the slot for the adjuster.
    PA190013.jpg PA220020.jpg
    Drilled and tapped the rear sole for the blade adjuster.
    PA190016.jpg
    Got the cap iron complete except for the timber trim.
    PA210017.jpgPA220021.jpgPA220028.jpg
    I turned the blade adjuster from some brass and used a milling cutter in my drill press to put the grooves in by indexing with a square collet block for the first four and rotating 45į for the others.
    Back in the lathe I finished the turning and drilled and threaded it.
    PA230032.jpgPA230035.jpgPA230037.jpgPA230038.jpgPA230039.jpg
    I'm now wondering if I should make the cap screw to match the adjuster rather than just the plane knurling that I put on it.
    So that's it from me for now.
    I think you should just go with the plain knurling, that way any of us mia mortals,can use Knurling and feel good about ourselves.

    People I think the goal posts have just moved again [emoji3064].

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picko View Post
    Oh B*^^#!, I was hoping someone would say that it was better if the two were different, and that would have been enough for me to leave it as it is. Oh well my brass order hasn't arrived yet so I suppose I should make the effort while I have nothing else to do except finish other stalled projects.
    Just winding you up, as you well know...

    It's your plane, you should be the one to decide what you like better, don't listen to the riff-raff - be creative!

    Cheers,
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    Picko

    The plane is coming up rather well. I think your cap screw should absolutely match your blade adjuster. No question about it.

    Regards
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    (Ahem.. That is primarily to slow you down a bit.)

    Bushmiller;

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    Yeah well now I'm confused. Anyway it's all too late, 'cause I've just spent an inordinate amount of time building a contraption that I can hopefully use to help me index and cut 12 flutes around said cap screw and I agree with some, it should match the other. Oh, it took quite a lot of amber brain lubricant also.

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    Here y'go PIcko - a bit of hypocrisy from me.

    I've become tired of diamond knurls on everything, too, & a couple of weeks ago I ordered a pair of straight wheels, which arrived today, so I had to give them a run immediately. I decided to make a new knob for my newish chariot plane that has been finding much favour in my shed of late.

    The wheels are pretty coarse at 14tpi & they rattled & bumped their way round the hard (C380) brass I used, but got there eventually. The brass kept wanting to escape from the chuck when I engaged the screw feed, so I had to stop after every few runs & tighten it up again. I think the best approach on my little toy lathe will be to divide the brass into short sections so I'm only cutting very narrow widths at a time. It would probably do better on my mate's solid old Hercus, too.

    Anyway, here's my plane wearing its new lever cap screw, but with the original diamond-knurled adjuster knob I made for it. New knob.jpg

    I like this new thumbscrew better than the first one I made: First knobs.jpg

    But I don't think the coarse pitch would look right on a smaller diameter adjuster screw, so it'll have to remain a diamond pattern unless I decide to get a couple of finer wheels to do smaller diameters. Doesn't look too naff..

    So I wouldn't rush to make a different adjuster knob for your plane before you have a good squizz at the finished article to see if it jars with you......

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picko View Post
    I've just spent an inordinate amount of time building a contraption....
    which was a total failure.
    Check back later for the sad/embarrassing photos when I remember to bring the camera in from the shed.

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    So, as promised, failure pics.
    P1010005.jpgP1010006.jpg
    The problem was that I had made some of the key components of my contraption from wood because I didn't have anything else of the size required. It just wasn't rigid enough and allowed the rotational forces to take over.
    Anyway, I'm not going to let it beat me. Plan B is taking shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picko View Post
    So, as promised, failure pics.
    P1010005.jpgP1010006.jpg
    The problem was that I had made some of the key components of my contraption from wood because I didn't have anything else of the size required. It just wasn't rigid enough and allowed the rotational forces to take over.
    Anyway, I'm not going to let it beat me. Plan B is taking shape.
    Donít think that would easily file out either Picko?

    But hood too see your not beaten yet[emoji106].

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Donít think that would easily file out either Picko?

    But hood too see your not beaten yet[emoji106].

    Cheers Matt.
    Didn't think of a file! I've got a big Bastard too.

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    You got very close to some tolerable knurling there, Picko. Can you show us/explain how you dunnit? Maybe the collective genius can help with a fix to "the contraption" that'll do the job for you. I'm always on the lookout for alternative ways to make thumbscrew heads.....

    Cheers,
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