Dutch Tool Chest Build-a-long #3: Not quite ready to resaw yet

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Blog entry by Brian Gulotta posted 03-05-2017 01:10 PM 1066 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: I've got some planin' to do Part 3 of Dutch Tool Chest Build-a-long series Part 4: Shelf Dados Complete »

Well I found out that I am really in need of a plough plane with a small iron or a kerfing plane before I can get accurate enough resawing. You can see my attempt at it on the first board I had dimensioned. By the time I was finished I didn’t have enough material left to make the sides from. So I used a piece of pine I had laying around that was already dimensioned to make the sides and bottom. Those are now dovetailed and fitting quite nicely. Using this lumber was not without its own challenges. The board was cupped pretty good. But by clamping the boards flat to the workbench I was able to layout and cut accurate dovetails. Also when the shelf goes in the middle it will be glued and screwed to remove any small cup that remains on the side pieces.

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#1 posted 03-05-2017 05:40 PM

D.T.s look real good, think you may need one of them re-saw saws? Seen pictures of them, same principal sort of like your bow saw but with blade in the center? You could build one in an afternoon! Me I’ll just go and set up the bandsaw! LOL!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 03-05-2017 05:47 PM

Thanks Andre! When I get a plough plane I will try my larger hand saw on the other piece. I definitely have plans to make one of those large Roubo frame saws in the future as well.

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#3 posted 03-06-2017 01:24 AM

Hi Brian – I have the Veritas plough plane being sent to me as we speak! I can’t wait…

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#4 posted 03-06-2017 01:28 AM

Ditto, nice DTs. Resawing has been a challenge for me too; bandsaw only handles about 6” wide stock at best, with marginal results. And I refuse to spend the $ on a proper BS. So a frame saw is in my (someday) future.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 03-06-2017 01:29 AM

Nice! I am getting the left hand version for my birthday in a few weeks. Finding a vintage left hand plough plane hasn’t been successful. I’m guessing left handers just learned to use right handed ploughs.

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#6 posted 03-06-2017 01:30 AM

Thanks Smitty!

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