If you have followed my posts you
are aware that I build cases for lots of my tools.
I put the icons in recesses so
they do not project past the surface of the case end.
Today I made a circular recess to
hold an icon consisting of some brass cherubs to celebrate The
Victorian Era during which the infill plane was made that will
be housed in the case.
Circular recesses in thin wood are
hard to make with unplugged tools. An expansive bit will cut a
hole in thick wood but the lead screw will go out the other side
in thin wood. This post shows how in my unplugged world I create
a circular recess.
On the end of a case I mark center by using a straightedge set
on diagonally opposing corners.
Instead of using a compass to mark the circle,
I use a template.
This photo shows the circle on the end of the
case. The wood is cherry.
I use one of my robust circle cutters to cut a
deep slit around
the circumference of the circle.
This photo shows the circle cutter with its
pivot point and skitter.