Making an infill plane #1: The beginning

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Blog entry by Longcase posted 10-05-2015 07:37 PM 909 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am in the process of making a set of three shoulder planes , those being 3/4”, 1” and 1 1/4” wide.
After doing quite a bit of research I finally decided to base my design on the Spiers shoulder plane.

I used Solidworks to design the plane,

Now the Solidworks file was transfered over to the waterjet and the side plates were cut out of 3/16” cold rolled steel plate.

Next the plates are ground perfectly flat on the surface grinder.

Now I had to design and machine a jig fixture to hold the side plates so that the chamfers cut be milled on the CNC mill

Next time the soles

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 10:42 PM

Those are some cool toys you get to play with. Don’t you think it’s cheating just a bit to use them to make a hand tool though? Just messing with you, have fun and use the tools you enjoy. The shoulder planes are going to turn out great.

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 11:09 PM

I’m jealous.

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