Abs of destruction - Part II
As soon as both sides were done, I took a break and finished the chamfering on the heel and toe of the plane. It was a perfect distraction from lapping. Here is a shot of the setup. Unfortunately - it went pretty quick so I had to return to lapping sooner than I would have liked. All in all the lapping went better than I expected. I used 32 sheets of 80 grit A275 paper. That does not sound like much except when you consider a smoother uses 4.
Lucas was on hand to help me unwrap the plane once the lapping was done.
And was quite excited to try the handle. I think the plane is as heavy as he is:)
So without further delay - here are a few shots of the lapped plane. If you click on them - a larger version will open.
Dan - this last shot is for you.
I am stopping at this stage - it will be coming to Boston as is. The sole is not "finished" in that I need to lap it again with a finer paper between the stages of filing the mouth open.