Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Question on strike buttons

Oskar
Hi all,

I´m close to finish line on my new try plane and I have a question on strike buttons. Never made one before, and I dont have an old plane to look at.

Grain direction - Is the strike surface usually end grain? (I have a small piece of lignum I hope to be able to use)

Position - Is there a traditional or preferred position between the front and the escapement?

Fitting - made so that it takes the main force on the shoulders, or at the bottom? Or do strike buttons usually have no shoulder?

Looking forward to your feedback.

Oskar

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