Panel Raising Plane #3: The sides

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Blog entry by brianl posted 01-18-2012 05:01 PM 2585 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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In order to make the plane into a skew cut, I had to saw off the sides. Doing so wasn’t the easiest thing. I was pretty happy with my results though – keeping within 1/16 of where I wanted to be almost the entire way.

Now that I’ve cut the skew, it’s time to reattach the sides so I can appropriately size the iron! So, I drilled a few 1/4” holes so I can use dowels to align everything. This way I can assemble the plane and properly fit the wedge, iron, etc…

Once it was all assembled it looked a little bit better. I tapered all of the dowels, that way it held together nicely.

Finally I took some time to start sketching out what I wanted the sole to look like. If I’m going to shape the iron I guess I should know what shape I want it to be!

-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts

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#1 posted 10-15-2012 01:35 AM

how did you come up with the angle of the blade?

-- "by all means read what the experts say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" ;John Brown

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