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

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Blog entry by mafe posted 05-27-2011 11:38 PM 14343 reads 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The basic cuts
This 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, and in this way get wood for plenty of tool handles and yes even hand planes.

Back in line.

This is where they are glued together in the length, it’s really strong, but for this project I stay away from these.

A block of wood, all free.

The iron on top.

Marking for the sizes.
The side – tang – side.
Remember to add the thickness of the saw blade, and that the tang part needs to be a little wider so you can adjust.

And marking up with a gauge to control the saw cut after.


Ok I’m lazy!

Side – tang – side.
That is all to it!

Now we are ready to go to part one of the blog….

I hope this blog can inspire others to build some of these planes.

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

8 comments so far

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#1 posted 05-28-2011 12:02 AM

I love the way you recycle wood. I hope more people are inspired to do this.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 05-28-2011 12:07 AM

we take a seat where
one is available

your work
and help is appreciated

i will keep watching

and wishing you and your ladies
the best

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-28-2011 12:22 AM

Recycle, recycle, and recycle. Okay, when are you going to build a plane from pallet wood? ;) If you don’t do it quickly, I will be first!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-28-2011 05:04 AM

Mads, you are a true rhykenologist, but you don’t just collect the ones others have made- you also make them. What is one called that makes planes??

Nice job showing the process!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-28-2011 06:36 AM

Mad, keep em coming.

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 10:58 AM

Hi ho,
I don’t know what to call me;
MaFeOlogist perhaps.
How do we make one?
A mix of early pension, painkillers, love, passion, bad humor, some really nice people around that never stops to give support, a strong contact with the inner cave man that still did not get concurred so tool making is like blood in the veins, then put this guy a century after his time and let him believe the wheel was not really invented!
Something like this makes it I guess.
CJ, yes I am Mad, and I love it!
Thomas, be careful what you wish for!
David, what can I say now? I love you man! May every god on this planet protect you.
Wayne, Thank you my friend.
Best thoughts guys life is so sweet,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#7 posted 06-08-2011 01:04 PM

Thanks Mads. If I ever get back into the shop again I will make one of these handy planes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 02:22 PM

Laugh Mike.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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