Chamfer Guide for Block Plane

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I often enjoy using my hand tools instead of power tools. Making chamfers by hand is one good example, but I do a better job on some days than others. In this video, I build a ‘chamfer guide’ – something I find helpful when trying to chamfer the edges on a relatively long workpiece. I make two prototypes with the 2nd being much better than the first. Here is the video:

-- Brian, North Carolina,

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#1 posted 11-18-2020 02:14 AM

Great idea. I never thought of one like this, may have to try your idea. Thanks for showing. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 11-18-2020 02:30 AM

Cool tool guide and a nice video too.
Thanks very much for sharing.

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#3 posted 11-18-2020 01:32 PM

Nice job. Looks great and seems to work well. How did you “dig out” the middle of the main body?

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#4 posted 11-18-2020 01:49 PM

Great idea.

-- -Todd

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#5 posted 11-18-2020 02:10 PM

Nice variations with the two prototypes. Great work on the video too.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 11-18-2020 02:44 PM

Nice job. Looks great and seems to work well. How did you “dig out” the middle of the main body?


I used a dado blade for the main ‘unibody’. I forgot to hit record when I did it, so it did not appear in the video. That piece was made from 5/4” and I left the top 1/2” thick.

-- Brian, North Carolina,

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#7 posted 11-20-2020 02:17 AM

That’s an awesome idea. I might try it down the road.

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