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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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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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Low angel shoulder plane DIY (Div style plane) #4: Drawings Analys and Documentation...

05-26-2011 07:05 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Low angel shoulder planeDrawings Analysis and Documentation… I promised to post a set of drawings for this project, normally I will not do this, but due to the fact I was spending the time drawing it to figure it out I decided to make a few drawings to help others build.(And no one just do that, it took 6-8 hours of work, and 8 hours of building and thinking, so just thinking of the fact that I should receive 75 dollar from a woodworking magazine and be happy makes me laugh it would ...

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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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Shoulder Plane - Mason Dixon Style

01-11-2009 10:50 PM by Karson | 11 comments »

The Woodcraft Magazine Aug/Sept 2008 had a plan for a Shoulder Plane. Our woodworking club decided to make that item as a workshop. The workshop was held Jan 10-11, 2009. We had 12 people take the class, the cost was $13.00 for the blade purchased from Woodcraft and $10.00 if you wanted the wood supplied by the instructor. The wood that he supplied was Tiger Maple with Madagascar Ebony sole. Some Sapele was provided as glue strips for the planes. My son David and I took our own ...

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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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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 #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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Low angel shoulder plane DIY (Div style plane) #5: The basic cuts.

05-27-2011 11:38 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

The basic cutsThis should have been first… I know this was how the blog should have started but I had not planned to take photos when I started so this is why – but since I decided to make some more planes I took pictures after. So here it is ‘The basic cuts’. As so often recycle is the basis – here a piece of Ash wood that comes from the cut out for a kitchen sink.Its big wonderful staves that I simply cut out again by cutting in the glue line, ...

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