Lie-Nielsen Shoulder/Rabbet Plane Kit #2: Day Two

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Blog entry by cut3times posted 01-01-2011 03:20 AM 2623 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I started shaping the plane using my Ridgid oscillating edge belt/spindle sander.

Next I started working on the mouth. You need to keep it 90 degrees square to the frog infill. The blade needs to lie flat on the frog and protrude through the mouth just enough as to get the size shavings you desire. That means not making the mouth too wide.

I created a metal guide to allow me to cut a square line to start the mouth opening. This part of the plane making is going very slow. I found out it is easy to file/sand on one area and accidently file/sand on another area that you do not want to. The mouth/frog area is more difficult than I thought it would be.

Well I got pooped out. I will try to continue tomorrow. The mouth still needs to be wider and then I will add the brass rod supports for the infill and start sanding the sides.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 09:42 PM

Looks like your making great progress. Can’t wait to see how it comes out and what you think of it when you start using it.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 09:51 PM

So how much did you pay for the kit?

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 09:58 PM

Chelios, I actually got two in the purchase. The fellow had completed one which I cleaned and tuned up. The second one, as I stated in the first blog, was missing a blade and the rod. I paid $150 for both. LN sells this plane today (not a kit) for $199 each.


-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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