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Div Inspired Shoulder Plane #2: Now we build the body

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Blog entry by Bertha posted 1062 days ago 1295 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Div Inspired Shoulder Plane, Body Part 2 of Div Inspired Shoulder Plane series Part 3: Setting the wedge »

OK, last night’s failure is behind me. I’m going asymmetrical on the escapement (ala Mads .pdf) and I’m going to do it (at least in part) with a bit brace in honor of the plane Gods.

Math (uggggh!) and a plane book that no one can’t recommend.

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Measuring the “Mads coefficient”; henceforth, the proximal escapement requiring iron width shall be known as the Mads Coefficient. It is written; this is the internet; which makes it fact:)
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Flagrant bling shot of the vintage Stanley brace doing what he do! Rosewood, homies.
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OK, if I were a true plane soldier, I’d execute this with a coping saw but I’ve got a vintage Rockwell 20’incher that rarely gets a chance to play; Cut the asymmetric escapement (rendering the earlier brace fodder irrelevant, I understand) :)

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I’ll clean up my mess with a round microplane (aggressive on the cross stroke) followed by a regular old round rasp and some sandpaper….”on a steek”.
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Off to the bandsaw to get split!
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I’ve got to stop here & say that this site is the most difficult to load pictures that I’ve ever encountered. Is it my refresh or something? This is painful.
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Get in there, my friend; you won’t regret it at the end!
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Post-resaw; good times.

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Breaking apart the bed and wedge roof.
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This will be my only chance to address the center of the bed, so I’m taking the opportunity to at least get it flat.
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I’ll flatten the glue faces, as well, but not go crazy.
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Let’s go, Kiddoes, get in line with some Titebond III. We’ll dress you up with dowels tomorrow.

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The glue-up!

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This is a blast of a project. Not to be a downer in a happy time, but there’s got to be a better way to post sequential photos. This timing your cursor for the insert it the pits.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog



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WayneC

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#1 posted 1062 days ago

Hmmm. Looking good. Some comments….

You can never have too many clamps…. : ^ )

You really do love your #7

That bandsaw is Sweet…

Agree on Making and Mastering Wood planes…

The only tool you appear to be missing is a pipe…

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

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Bertha

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#2 posted 1062 days ago

To my friend Wayne, True about clamps; count on me to use my #7 in inappropriate circumstances because I love it so much (:)); my bandsaw is so strong that it’s hard to describe (I’ve got all the goodies planned from Iturra, Carter conversion, etc.); that’s a great book, so great; Yes, I need a pipe! I also need a greasebox before I’m really in the club:) Thanks for checking this out, Wayne.

To my friend August, we talked about construction photos earlier today! I take it as an opportunity to show my favorite tools in their natural habitat. Yes, my wood is maple, but not just any maple. It’s a piece of maple purchased from LJ Stockmaker, which obviously makes it special to me.

Isn’t it a shame that we’re enjoying the social aspect of this site right now. I’ve been in deep doo doo before over this kind of “community” stuff.

Take care, my friends.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Bertha

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#3 posted 1062 days ago

You see my Bessey casualty in the last picture? I love those little clamps but man, you get excited at glue-up, they’re dead.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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WayneC

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#4 posted 1062 days ago

For a second I though you had pruning shears on the bench. Then I took a closer look…

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

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Bertha

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#5 posted 1062 days ago

Yeah, Wayne, that’s a 1/2 Bessey. When it comes to garden shears, it’s either Corona or Fiskars:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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WayneC

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#6 posted 1062 days ago

Check your handplane of dreams post…

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

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lanwater

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#7 posted 1062 days ago

It’s starting to take shape.

Thanks for the pictures. I love pictures.

Both you and wayneC have similar avatar and everytime I get confused by who is saying what.

I need to practice my handplane technique. I never seem to get anything small edge flat (center bed).
I always get them slanted.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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lilredweldingrod

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#8 posted 1062 days ago

Hey Al, you over did the exercise on that finger and now you’re tearing up the tools. Better cut back on the steroids. lol But a nice plane all the same and I know you had a ton of fun.

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Bertha

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#9 posted 1062 days ago

^Lol Lil Red! My right index finger is rippling with musculature but he seems really angry all time. :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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WayneC

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#10 posted 1062 days ago

Does your index finger crave to ride a bike? Also, Any signs of injections under the finger nail. Oh, has it been any where near Barry Bond’s trainer?

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

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Bertha

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#11 posted 1062 days ago

It all started when I pointed at Barry Bond’s trainer on the TV screen. My index finger immediately started doing powercleans and making millions of dollars:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 1062 days ago

Al, nice progress on the plane.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Div

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#13 posted 1062 days ago

Looks like you are having fun Al! Good going. Try loading photos with a slow dial up connection! Now, THAT is painful!!!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Bertha

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#14 posted 1062 days ago

^I guess I shouldn’t complain, Div. I’ve been thinking about my little plane all day. I already wish I’d done a few things differently, but I can always make more! I’m going to try to get the wedge in tonight. I might even carve the wedge into a fish motif for superstyle points:) By the sexy curves of your carriage, I’m sure you will support me in this embellishment:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Div

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#15 posted 1062 days ago

That’s one of the great things about building your own planes, each one takes you a little further, each one teaches you more. Besides, if one doesn’t work out, it is not exactly much material wasted! I stuffed up a few in my times!!

The wedge is great for embellishment, nothing like that personal touch! I will be posting some pointers about the wedge within the next 2 hours. If I get my time difference calculations right, you should be able to read it before your tonight! It is tonight by me already…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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