Flush trim hand plane - MaFe meets BricoFleur

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Flush trim hand plane
MaFe meets BricoFleur

Another project inspired from a LJ buddy, this time Bricofleur the father of jigs.
Serge made a flush trim plane out of a standard block plane iron and now I was in my plane building mood, I had to make me one.

Since I just finished a Krenov style block plane, it was obvious it should have this shape to match up.

1. Flush trim hand plane.
2. Iron fits in slots and clicks on to rare earth magnets.
3. Iron in place.
4. Nice grip.
5. Sucking oil, block plane in background.
6. Iron needs to be dead flat.

A block of hardwood are cut to size.

Now the block has been shaped in Krenovs memory, sole are dead flat.
Making a fixture that fist into the blade and a backing circle that will support it.
I also reversed the cutting bevel, since I wanted the flat side of the iron down, cut of the old and re sharpened a new.

The fixtures are glued on to the sole with white glue.
(This is quite a lot easier than cutting into the sole).

Espresso time…

Drilling a pair of holes.
Then shape a little and make the fixtures a wee lower than the blade.

Epoxy sweet epoxy, gluing rare earth magnets into the sole.

Then just a wee sanding, a oil bath and we are ready to go.

Perhaps this can inspire others to – make one of these fine little flush planes…

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 04-10-2015 09:17 PM

Another lovely piece Mads I hope you don’t mind if I copy this one?

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#2 posted 04-10-2015 09:49 PM

I hope you do and I am sure Serge are the same.
Thank you.
Best thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 04-10-2015 10:00 PM

Mafe that is a thing of beauty. I will no doubt shamelessly copy you.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 10:19 PM

I have some blades coming soon and this will go on my plane list .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 04-10-2015 10:23 PM

Thanks for sharing, I will be one of those to make one like yours.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#6 posted 04-10-2015 10:42 PM

I believe this will be far more useful than a flush trim saw. The saw always creates scratches, for me.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 04-10-2015 10:49 PM

So simple and so useful. Awesome job to you and Serge. Are you pleased with the it in use? Do you feel the stops will last?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#8 posted 04-10-2015 11:04 PM

That is such a sweet tool!! Nice going, Mads!!

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

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#9 posted 04-10-2015 11:56 PM

I dont know if I need one, but I want one!

-- Luthier from NS, Canada

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#10 posted 04-11-2015 12:16 AM

i really like this one, i could use one like this for many projects where ive tried to do it with a chisel…this is much better…let me know if you need my address…:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 04-11-2015 01:14 AM

I like this very much and as always you demonstrate it well. If I could get away from all the work I have to do around the farm, I would be on this in a heartbeat. Keep it up Mads, you are doing what most of us wish we could be doing.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#12 posted 04-11-2015 03:44 AM

Sure looks a lot nicer than my 20 year old Veritas!(plastic) I may have to make a new grip, perhaps some wood? I have it on good authority Mr Krenov had a real dislike of sand paper and sanding in general.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#13 posted 04-11-2015 06:22 AM

Now that’s clever. I’ve missed and I’m still missing so many posts of you guys since I’ve started that masters degree in education… I’m glad you’re relaying some of the best ideas ;)

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

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#15 posted 04-11-2015 06:54 AM

As allways you make outstanding hand tools.
Keep up the good vork.

Jeg må kikke forbi en dag jeg er i København.

-- Knappen aka Ole - I have to try everything at least once.

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