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Low angel shoulder plane DIY (Div style plane) #1: Making the body part one.

05-24-2011 11:23 AM by mafe | 48 comments »

Low angel shoulder planeBecause it’s fun…. Before you start reading I want to tell that I finally managed to make it run!It was giving me a headache, but once I found out the problem it was right on. Here is a video showing it in action. But I will blog a improved version also in this blog serie. Not so long ago I followed a class here on LJ with Stefang where we build a bucket, part of this project was to make a convex hand plane (Krenov style). So what have this...

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Low angel shoulder plane DIY (Div style plane) #3: Making the body part two.

05-26-2011 01:28 AM by mafe | 36 comments »

Low angel shoulder planeMaking the body part two. So here we go. In last blog we left the body to dry.Now time to make one of the sides flat by grinding of the pin ends. Then the band saw, for shaping that body.In the back left my future dinner knifes, its Swedish steel and eight different woods for the handles, in this way people can choose, and find a favorite (sorry it has nothing at all to do in this blog). Cutting after the circle that I decided for the design. Shaping and...

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Building a wooden shoulder plane #6: Tune me finely...but how do I adjust the iron?

05-30-2011 08:50 PM by Div | 27 comments »

Body done, wedge done, plane iron done. If you are anything like me, eagerness to see some shavings has replaced all other desires at this stage! With a bit of luck, paper thin shavings will be curling out of the mouth. Isn’t it great! If not, don’t despair…. LET’S FINE TUNE: 1. True the plane sole. This is done with the blade in place but well away from the mouth and the wedge set up tightly as it would be in use. Why? With the wedge set, our plane is in “tension”. The wood actuall...

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Building a wooden shoulder plane #1: First you gotta do some thinking...and find iron

05-20-2011 10:05 PM by Div | 23 comments »

During the recent posting by Bertha on the hand planes of our dreams, the issue of wooden shoulder planes came up. I had some requests and PM’s to blog on the making of a wooden shoulder plane so I will give it my best shot. Be warned, I work in the metric system so measurements are in millimeters. For those who use King George’s thumb to measure, dividing by 25.4 will at least give decimal inches. I’ll gladly answer any question but have patience: No computer will survive in my dusty worksho...

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Building a wooden shoulder plane #3: The mouth. Don't open wide, we are not at the dentist! (sorry Ken)

05-23-2011 10:47 PM by Div | 23 comments »

As I write, my blue Monday is behind me but some of my American friends are still busy dealing with theirs! Let’s get rid of the blues and go back to our project. The glue is dry and we can pop the clamps. I’ve always liked this stage of a project, that moment when you can take off the clamps and clean up the glue lines. Again, a reminder of what we want to achieve: This is where we are. Cut the pins close to the timber and clean up the glue lines. If there is glue squeeze ou...

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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #11: Reclaiming a Tambour Door

05-03-2012 12:23 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 16 comments »

EDIT: Updated to eliminate PB BS. Smitty If you’ve been following along, the space at the bottom left of the cabinet is reserved for install of a tambour (roll-up) door salvaged from the donor Hoosier cabinet. Not certain what will ultimately live in that cubby re: tools, but it’s inspired by a tambour’d cabinet Stanley sold in the 30s. New, red oak tambour doors (15”x17”) cost more than $80 per. Wow, didn’t know what a treasure I had back when I reduced...

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Low angel shoulder plane DIY (Div style plane) #2: Making a blade from another plane iron.

05-24-2011 12:57 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Low angel shoulder planeMaking a blade from another plane iron. This is the second part of the blog, in last part the plane body was made. This is where we will end, Div’s shoulder plane on top, then mine and finally what this part is about; the plane iron. Since I have a handful of block plane irons I got for next to nothing, I will ‘kill’ one of these.Measure the width of your shoulder plane and add a little for later tuning (I added 1mm).Draw this on your plane ...

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Poll: Which Plane Should I Get?

02-13-2008 07:29 AM by Eric | 16 comments »

Okay, so I’m in the market for a plane that will help me clean up my tenons and maybe do some other tricks too. I’ve narrowed it down to a Stanley #78 rabbet plane and one of those skinny wooden shoulder planes that are so common on eBay (in fact, I just saw one listed for $9.99 that ended with no bids). It seems that these two planes do mostly the same kind of thing, and that they would both work for tenons and rabbet joints. Right? But the Stanley #78 has the bullnose feature...

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Building a wooden shoulder plane #4: Let's make us an iron!

05-25-2011 10:12 PM by Div | 16 comments »

If this is happening a little too slow for your liking, it is because I have to make sawdust all day long to keep the wolf from the door. That is 10 hours gone. Making these little planes and blogging about it is mostly a night time affair, after taking care of normal daily chores and duties! We have made a plane body and it is looking pretty good! Time to do some metalwork.This is what we want to achieve: At the top is the finished plane iron, below is the material I made it from; ...

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Building a wooden shoulder plane #5: Let's wedge it!

05-27-2011 09:37 PM by Div | 12 comments »

It makes me REAL happy to see that some guys have been inspired to make their own planes! For that reason, I will patiently bear the slowness of my backwater farm style dial up connection….. The last part to be made is the wedge. Just a simple piece of wood but with a very important function! Not only does it hold the blade firmly in position, it also acts as a chip breaker of sorts. Remember when we made the plane body (Part II) there was this little off cut piece to be saved? This...

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