Chisel Plane, COPY CAT, X2

  • Advertise with us
Project by BTKS posted 12-04-2010 09:26 PM 6715 views 25 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A big thank you and credits to Brian at GarageWoodworks. These chisel planes are a copy of his idea and work.
These are Christmas gifts for family fellow woodworkers. They are all oak, scraps from the cut table. The finish is BLO and pastewax. I left the frog and wedge unfinished to hopefully help the friction grip on the chisel. I may make the next one with a support on both sides just to help secure the chisel squarely. I didn’t finish or spend any extra time on the wedge because they really need to be tweaked to match the chisel used. That is the reason for the fourth photo.
I put a paring chisel in just to show how the wedge or top cut needs to be adjusted to accommodate other chisels. Like Brian stated in his pod cast, they are so easy and quick to make several widths can be made to suit your needs or chisels.
Using the planes was effective and easy. I did realize I need to do some sharpening!!!
Thanks again Brian.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

12 comments so far

View racerglen's profile


3112 posts in 4231 days

#1 posted 12-04-2010 09:47 PM

It’s great to see the followups to ideas posted here, and even better
the reduction of the scrap wood pile.
(not a firewood answer. ;-) )

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

View Walter's profile


23 posts in 4648 days

#2 posted 12-04-2010 09:49 PM

Real cool idea and use for what might be scrap in other shops. Good work!

View Dennisgrosen's profile


10880 posts in 4565 days

#3 posted 12-04-2010 10:31 PM

I gess you just have to make a match set of wedges to the gift as well…lol


View richgreer's profile


4541 posts in 4525 days

#4 posted 12-04-2010 11:42 PM

Good job.

A plane is nothing more than a jig to hold a blade. This example reinforces that statement.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

View blackcherry's profile


3351 posts in 5273 days

#5 posted 12-05-2010 03:13 AM

Very cool idea, must add to favorite file…BC

View jack1's profile


2169 posts in 5478 days

#6 posted 12-05-2010 05:18 AM

what a neat idea! I’m going to try this.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

View falegniam's profile


335 posts in 4403 days

#7 posted 12-05-2010 07:39 AM

good idea, what angle are they at?

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

View Rustic's profile


3260 posts in 5046 days

#8 posted 12-05-2010 07:55 AM

from what I have seen in the video they are at 45 degrees. By the way nicely done

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View NormG's profile


6576 posts in 4454 days

#9 posted 12-05-2010 07:59 AM

Awesome work, I can see by the forth pic the reason for needed available adjustment

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

View BTKS's profile


1989 posts in 4915 days

#10 posted 12-05-2010 08:19 AM

The bed of the frog is at 45 to the sole and the top cut is 51 degrees to the sole. Brian gives the angles and a video demonstration on cutting and fitting in his post, Chisel Plane 2.0
If I make one for the paring chisel I’ll make the top cut about 48 deg. to start with on a test piece. Just enough room for a wedge since the paring chisel has a parallel top and bottom.
These were fun, quick little projects that may be starting me off onto a path of plane building.
Thanks for looking and commenting.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

View ChuckM's profile


674 posts in 5117 days

#11 posted 12-06-2010 02:57 AM

Great hand tool idea. It’s on my “to-do-list” already ….

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

View itsmic's profile


1419 posts in 4569 days

#12 posted 01-04-2011 07:09 PM

Great idea, good use of existing resources, I try to make the most of my tools also, good looking craftsmanship with simplicity of design, good job!!

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics