DIY plow plane - rev 2

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Project by AaronK posted 06-29-2017 12:16 PM 5108 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an update to my previous project – with this one my intent was to strip down the design and mechanisms to make it more comfortable to use, easy to assemble and control, clear shavings more effectively, and more reliable in its ability to hold settings. It’s also practically tool-less – I just need the same allen key to tighten the fence rods.

I’m really pleased with how it turned out and i think i was successful. The design is just so much simpler – no odd angles, and no mortising required (other than stopped holes for the thumb screws)... everything is either drilled or through-cuts. Picture #6 is of the guts, but the design is so simple it’s almost superfluous.

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#1 posted 06-29-2017 01:58 PM

Great work AaronK!

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#2 posted 06-29-2017 02:27 PM

I like that! Of course, it’s nice to see some kind of rosewood wonder, but I’m in favor of plain planes that plain plane.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#3 posted 06-29-2017 02:31 PM

FYI, the inspiration for plywood construction came from these examples:

At some point I may remove the screws and just glue it together, but that’s just for asthetics – it functions just fine with my wedged metallic dowels ;-)

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#4 posted 06-29-2017 04:03 PM

Well done.

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

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#5 posted 06-29-2017 04:15 PM

This is a nice shop-made tool.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 06-30-2017 08:52 PM

Very nice :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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