My order of birch plywood arrived from Woodcraft this week. Between work and school functions for my my son, I managed to get a few hours in the shop over the last few days. I cut and fitted the outside panels. All that is left is to cut and fit are the dust panels. There will be quite a bit of final cleanup and then it will be time for the marathon glue-up session. I’m breaking out in a cold sweat and developing a tremor in my left leg just thinking about it. Hopefully the liquid hide glue gives me the time I’ll need. So I did another dry fit to check the fit of my panels and to practice the sequence of assembly. I’m actually quite sure that I could skip the glue and just install the wedges. The assembly is really stout and all of the joints seat fully. So the glue will just be insurance. Unless it sets up early, than it will be my downfall.
I had a request for a little more information on my Japanese plow plane. Specifically pertaining to the fence. To adjust the fence you first loosen the wing nuts and then spin the large brass wheels to establish the desired distance. You then press the fence against the brass wheels, check and refine as needed. Very fine adjustment is possible with the brass wheels. Once you are satisfied, lock the fence down with the wing nuts. I have never had the fence move once I lock it down. I hope that’s clear on how the fence is adjusted.