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Div Inspired Shoulder Plane #3: Setting the wedge

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Blog entry by Bertha posted 05-28-2011 06:06 PM 3089 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Now we build the body Part 3 of Div Inspired Shoulder Plane series Part 4: Fit and Finish »

Let’s cut some wedge stock. Using Mads and Div’s advice, I used the removed stock to plan my wedge. I’m using walnut after Div explained that the oily wedge (cocobolo) I was planning might give me difficulty. I gave myself some room to sand; hence the feeler gauge you see. I want the wedge to terminate around the iron, low profile, so I don’t have much wiggle room.

I’ve officially justified a moving sandpaper station with this project (New tool victory!); until I decide, I’m using an upturned $20 Kmart belt sander.

I introduced an even concavity to the iron-facing wedge face using the end of the belt sander.

I will honor my two past fishies, Chester and Penelope, who survived a car ride from NM to WV.

It makes shavings! I’ll give it a thorough treatment once the dowels are dry:) Long live LJ!

My brass stock hasn’t arrived, so I’ll pin with walnut.

Doesn’t my test piece scream greasebox?!

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



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#1 posted 05-28-2011 06:09 PM

... and a pipe. : ^ )

I think your going to make Sunday.

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

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#2 posted 05-28-2011 06:19 PM

I’m golden, Wayne:) I just need a blasted pipe! My Dad was a pipe guy. I inherited all his pipes when he passed (@ 48y, marathon runner, shocker). I’d like to break them out for the photos, but I’m sure you know the drill…they are very powerful to handle. Henceforth, any tool I produce will be in honor of something, someone, etc. I already gave this one to my fish, but the debt is enormous, and I’ve got 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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#3 posted 05-28-2011 06:27 PM

You are wonderful!
That fish wedge are so endlessly cool, I love it.
Jubiiiiiiiiii shavings!
The pins main purpose is to help you align as you build, so I was a big smile when you put them later.
Best thoughts, and congrat,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 05-28-2011 06:35 PM

Thank you, Mads. It honors you, as well, but a vintage Danish architect is an ambitious burning project:) I abused the iron a bit during testing and resharpened; when complete, I will report full-length gorgeous shavings!

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

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#5 posted 05-28-2011 06:36 PM

Thank you. Cant wait to see these shavings, just saw I have a mail from you, so I’ll look.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 06:44 PM

Mads, Amazon was demanding a Denmark zip code, so I made one up. I hope it finds its way to you, but if not, please let me know. The shipping to Denmark is not as terrible as I imagined; you might be getting little tidbits when you least expect them;) If there is something you can’t get in your location, please let me know.

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

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#7 posted 05-28-2011 09:17 PM

Al, like the creative touch you applied to your wedge! Congrats on getting some shavings already! Bet you are already thinking of the next version. Keep up the good work brother!

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

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#8 posted 05-28-2011 09:48 PM

Hell yeah, that wedge rocks.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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Bertha

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#9 posted 05-28-2011 11:07 PM

When I hear “rocks” from Soda with the avatar in that rock clinch, I know it’s a good thing. I’m doing that high fret thing in my head right now. My little shoulder is functional now, although I chipped the mouth a bit. C’est la vie.

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

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#10 posted 05-29-2011 03:53 AM

Neat little plane.

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#11 posted 05-29-2011 10:32 AM

niice :-)

Dennis

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#12 posted 05-29-2011 10:46 AM

you all are going to have to smoke different things
so we van tell who’s plane we are looking at

pipes
cigars
cigarets
spleefs
bongs
and just a fire
(you don’t actually have to smoke them)
just references for us students

your fish are super
(no wonder the are no fish left here)

great blog
cool plane

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 05-29-2011 11:32 AM

David,
I love that one!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 05-29-2011 03:09 PM

great job!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#15 posted 05-29-2011 06:40 PM

Thank you, my friend Patron. I will keep the burner unpacked for future planes. I’ve been eyeing Mad’s coping saw recently. Maybe a swan for fish swap? I will commence the planning,.

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

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