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Low angle shoulder plane of wood DIY
A tour with my South African friend Div

Our fellow LJ Div was so kind to send me a couple of his wonderful little handmade planes a wee bit back in time (Jamie I love this word wee).
And then lately he offered us here on LJ to make a blog showing how:
http://lumberjocks.com/woodspark/blog/23414

Thank you Div!

I took up the challenge and a little extra so I decided to make mine a low angle version, to see if this was even possible, and so play with the fire, and so I did.


Drawing for download on the blog.

It was possible, but I would build a normal version with a 45 degree bed or so first if I was to make only one, since the low angle plane especially in wood have its weak points.

You can read a lot more about this in my blog about it:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/23427

Pictures:
1. The plane on a rabbet I made with it.
2. Idea being born on my table.
3. Parts are about to become a plane .
4. Back side.
5. Front side.
6. The plane together with its brother from South Africa.

Here is a video showing it in action.

The blog also have a set of drawings in PDF format for building one for free download.

_I am really happy with the result, and hope it can inspire others to make planes.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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This plane came out very nice. I was wondering did you make your brass dividers? I see you got your from ebay my bad!
 

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ok. to-do list grows again. I have to stay off the computer. Nice!
 

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This plane came out, no, no I meant all your hand tools came very nice.

Thank you for the blog as well

Mads, you don´t give me chance to catch up your blogs and project pages.

If you keep this pace I will never start my kerfmaker !!!!!!!!!!
 

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You got company Fernando.
I am still trying to decide on which tool to start first

Our Mafe is like a tornado; they don't wait for you to get ready.

Thanks Mads.
 

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Hehehe, you guys are so right, he's a tornado :)
Now we're all waiting for a palletwood plane! =p
 

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You are a true source of inspiration Mads!
 

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Nice that we can play together, even if it is over thousands of miles! Your low angle puppy turned out real good brother! I think it will be real good for cleaning up tenons (cross grain). With the exception of end grain, I don't use low angle planes much down here; most of the wood we work with have wavy and difficult grain.
Still wouldn't mind a #62, just for the sheer beauty. There is just something about that plane…..
 

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I know what you're saying on the #62 its my next tool purchase…I will say though theres something about a tool that you made yourself that still makes it seem that much more special. I love building furniture etc…but building tools to me is the best…the irony is the end goal of building those tools is to use them to make furniture
 

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Ah! Three-layer construction pinned for alignment! I should have pinned my grooving planes like that - less trouble, I'll bet. You'll have me making one before long. Great design.
 

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very nice design, Favorited.
 

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Hi there,
I just saw I never commented back on this post sorry.
David, thank you, hope you will find it usefull.
Robert, yes a pure sandwich, hope to see you post one soon.
stevovee, yes it sure bring a satisfaction to make our tools, I also more and more enjoy that road, the pleasure to use a tool your own hands made cant really be compared to even the best tools you can buy.
Div, yes it has been such great fun to play with you on this one, hope we will do more of this in the future. There are something about that 62 plane yes…
Lars, Big smile here from the child!
Serge, yes it is so much more simple than we expect, this is true. But also as we go our skills grow and complex things become simple. My old friend always said to me 'if you want to eat a elefant, the easiest way is to do it in pieces'.
Thomas, it might come one day!
Ian, as long as I am not just windy.
Fernando, I laugh, I can just iamgine that list… But take your time and enjoy, that is what I do.
CJ, Thank you.
Don, yes you better run…
Ike, the brass pins are just from a rod I bought in a shop, nothing fancy.
Thank you all for the as always sweet and positive comments, you do make me happy,
best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Mafe, thanks for the project post again, i wanted to let you know that i quoted your work in a recent podcast on my blog.
 

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Thank you David that was kind of you.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Funny video here:
 

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Thanks Joe,
This is still probably my favourite tool, each time I see it I am full of smiles and it reminds me of the wonderful fun I had with Div.
Smiles,
Mads
 
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