Making an infill plane

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Blog series by Longcase updated 10-19-2015 03:43 AM 2 parts 3237 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: The beginning

10-05-2015 07:37 PM by Longcase | 2 comments »

I am in the process of making a set of three shoulder planes , those being 3/4”, 1” and 1 1/4” wide.After doing quite a bit of research I finally decided to base my design on the Spiers shoulder plane. I used Solidworks to design the plane, Now the Solidworks file was transfered over to the waterjet and the side plates were cut out of 3/16” cold rolled steel plate. Next the plates are ground perfectly flat on the surface grinder. Now I had to ...

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Part 2: Sole of the plane

10-19-2015 03:43 AM by Longcase | 1 comment »

Now all the sides are finished ,it is time to make the soles . These are made from 1/4”cold rolled steel ,first the plates are machined to the required width and then surface ground to be perfectly flat. The dovetails are now machined on the milling machine,back to back, two at a time. I machine a rebate on the sole to provide a positive stop for the sides Next the mouth is machined on the mill ,in this case to 18 degrees. The dovetails have the appearance of being d...

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