The Woodcraft Magazine Aug/Sept 2008 had a plan for a Shoulder Plane. Our woodworking club decided to make that item as a workshop. The workshop was held Jan 10-11, 2009.
We had 12 people take the class, the cost was $13.00 for the blade purchased from Woodcraft and $10.00 if you wanted the wood supplied by the instructor. The wood that he supplied was Tiger Maple with Madagascar Ebony sole.
Some Sapele was provided as glue strips for the planes.
The Chechem is on the bottom and the Macacabua was on top.
Both of these woods have a very oily surface and probably neither of them will have any finish put on them.
We started off sharpening the blades. Via Scary Sharp.
Other people were doing other work. Here they are making the sole at a 90 deg to the sides.
Cutting the wedge area out and separating into 2 ends.
Cutting the wedges out of maple.
David sanding his wedge.
Cutting the Rabbet off each side.
Gluing the sides on the plane.
David with his finished plane.
Me with mine. You might notice a major defect. I started to drill the hole on the wrong end. I have some repairs to be done or a new rebuild.
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