Kerfing plane.

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Project by Isra posted 10-06-2014 11:52 AM 3923 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello to all, this is the first kerfing plane that I made, it is inspired on theTom Fidgen´s one but with some diffrences. It is made with some beech that I had around and with a piece of an old saw. The saw is filled at 7 ppi. It works very well and accurate. I did not like the screws that hold the fence but untill I find others (brass ones or silmilar) they will live with the plane. I hope you like it and thanks for watching and commenting.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#1 posted 10-06-2014 12:21 PM


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#2 posted 10-06-2014 01:33 PM

Lovely plane. Looks like it says “use me!”
What kind of saw did you use?
Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 10-06-2014 01:52 PM

Hi, thanks. The saw was a bellota that i did not use very much because its steel is not too good and it was very thick for a small panel saw. But, for only making a kerf I think it will work very well. I have been trying with different sets to see wich one makes the better kerf for my hand saws.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 02:18 PM

Great job. This is a great looking tool. Tom Fidgen makes wonderful furniture and has very good videos.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 10-06-2014 02:29 PM

Thanks Julian, I think the same about Tom Fidgen. I like his woodworking procedure and his ideas.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#6 posted 10-06-2014 02:31 PM

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#7 posted 10-06-2014 02:38 PM

Thanks Jim.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#8 posted 10-06-2014 02:54 PM

Great tool, I’ll bet your right and it works like a champ.

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#9 posted 10-06-2014 08:42 PM

Great job—looks like a classic! Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 10-06-2014 08:59 PM

Its a beauty!

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#11 posted 10-06-2014 09:45 PM

Very nice plane, looks like its going to work great.

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#12 posted 10-06-2014 10:24 PM

Thanks a lot, I like to make things with wood but I like more sharing them.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#13 posted 10-07-2014 02:02 AM

You could use long threaded rods and bury them in turned knobs to make toolless adjustment possible. I always end up overtightening brass screws and twisting them off. Nice work.

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#14 posted 10-07-2014 06:18 AM

Thanks for the recommendation, I will give it a try.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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