# Div Inspired Shoulder Plane

 Blog series by Bertha updated 05-29-2011 01:50 PM 4 parts 12902 reads 53 comments total

## Part 1: Div Inspired Shoulder Plane, Body

05-26-2011 03:21 PM by | 13 comments »

First, I’ll choose my wood. I’m going to use a piece of curly maple from our own Lumberjock friend, Stockmaker! I’m going with a 37.5-degree bed angle, bevel-down with a 25-degree primary bevel. First, I’ll thickness the stock. I’d like to use a handplane for this, but I want the width to be absolutely even. Like Div and Mads suggested, I’m going to tailor my plane body to the iron, not vice versa. My iron is 4 1/16 inches long (pretty short) ...

## Part 2: Now we build the body

05-27-2011 03:34 AM by | 20 comments »

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. ... ... 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:)... ...

## Part 3: Setting the wedge

05-28-2011 06:06 PM by | 15 comments »

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...

## Part 4: Fit and Finish

05-29-2011 01:50 PM by | 5 comments »

I made my deadline, Wanye! The plane is making shavings. Strangely, the iron seems a bit brittle. I might revisit the primary bevel and see what’s available to me. Thanks to Div and Mads for the inspiration!

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.

 Bathroom renovation London 04-13-2018 06:59 AM Bathroom Vanity 02-02-2018 03:19 AM folding chair hangers 01-29-2018 06:32 AM Building a built in bookshelf with arch top 01-19-2018 11:18 PM Building a Japanese Timber Frame Inspired front door 12-16-2017 04:24 AM Building a Timber Frame Staircase with through tenons held with wedges 12-08-2017 02:38 AM bathroom vanity re-do 06-07-2017 07:00 AM Bedroom redo 05-10-2017 07:41 AM Dresser 05-10-2017 07:34 AM Bungalow Porch 01-20-2017 04:34 PM