Adventure of the Low Angle Shoulder Plane #4: Addendum

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Blog entry by Carl6108 posted 11-23-2019 06:22 PM 347 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a quick update from a year or so later. No new pictures to share.

I appreciate the comments. As one noted, doing stuff wrong is how we figure out how to ultimately do stuff right. If that’s true, I should be a friggin’ genius by now…

Another posed the question regarding the potential of corrosion because of the contact between the aluminum and steel. Honestly, that never crossed my mind. But electrolysis, which happens when two dis-similar metals come in contact and react chemically, could certainly happen. Will it be a problem in this case? No idea. If so, then we will know yet another wrong way to do something. Something to watch for.

Last, I did trade in the blade I formed from a piece of a lawn mower blade for an actual shoulder plane blade made from A2 steel (Lee Valley). It was a direct replacement as the plane I made was sort of based on that one to begin with. The A2 blade does cut much more nicely. Over time I did open up the mouth a little more to provide better chip clearance. With those modifications, the plane actually works quite nicely now.

-- C. A. Jones, Millington, TN

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