Its been an extremely busy few weeks and I haven’t had much time for woodworking, much less for blogging. I was able to finish the planemaker’s floats I have been working on.
A week ago, I was able to get the floats hardened. My in-laws had a nice hot fire going in their wood stove; just waiting for the float blades. I did end up with a little warping of the steel. It wasn’t too bad though, and I don’t think it will affect the tools in use.
After the tempering was finished, I sharpened the floats. Finally, after a coat or two of boiled linseed oil on the handles, the floats are all finished.
This weekend, I have started working on restoring three vintage handsaws, which I plan on selling. More about these saws in a future post.
Until next time. . .