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Making a Traditional Style Wooden Jointer #1: Introduction

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 07-11-2013 06:39 PM 1442 reads 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Making a Traditional Style Wooden Jointer series Part 2: Cutting the halves »

I have been looking at some of the modern manufactured wooden planes. Old Street Tools and Philly Planes come to mind. However, I wasn’t really looking to spend that much money on one, so I figured I’d do a little searching around and see if I could find some videos or articles about making them. Well, find I did. I read quite a few articles on making your own wooden hand planes.

I really like (and prefer) “traditional” style planes. Nothing against Krenov style or anything, but I just prefer the traditional look.

I found Sumokun on YouTube, who had a 6 part video series on making a traditional style, laminated jointer plane. Two halves glued together. I liked this approach as it seemed easier than trying to drill, chisel, and shape a single chunk of wood into the throat, mouth, bed, and what have you. I put together a playlist with all 6 of his videos for anyone else interested.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkD7lLKhm4D_1z3DayUjNxN61MlLBF-GX

Then it was time to pick out a blade. I looked all over, and settled on a blade from Ron Brese. It’s 2 1/8” wide, almost 1/4” thick, and shaped the way I like. The blades he sells, as he told me, are “seconds” or blades that have blemishes, or aren’t otherwise up to the standards for his infills. The one I got had a slight knick in the edge/corner at the top. I can deal with that :-)

So anyway, with that sorted, I’ll continue the series with the starting progress in the next posting :-)

Thanks for following along

Edit: Here’s a link to the SketchUp model I created for this plane: Right Click and Save As

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods



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#1 posted 07-11-2013 06:41 PM

Wow. You work fast. I mention the need for a blog and there you go.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#2 posted 07-11-2013 06:42 PM

Damn, there goes another hour of my work day!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 07-11-2013 06:45 PM

That sounds interesting and I’ll be interested in your methods and general procedure.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 07-11-2013 06:51 PM

Yeah Brian, I had forgotten that I hadn’t started one yet, but I did intend to. You just reminded me :-)

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Mauricio, I spent all night watching them when I first found them. I think I’ve watched the series at least 3 times straight through, and certain sections multiple times lol

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Charles, Hopefully I’ll be able to explain it well, but feel free to ask any questions, or whatever. I like to help by sharing my experiences :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#5 posted 07-11-2013 06:56 PM

Looks like a fun project! have you seen where you cna achieve the same thing with a Krenov type construction and then glue in the wedge holding “abutments” afterwards?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 07-11-2013 07:17 PM

I have not seen that, I don’t think. I have seen a krenov style 4 part lamination where you cut the area out leaving the abutments on the side pieces though. I was thinking about trying that after this one

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#7 posted 07-11-2013 08:03 PM

I subscribed to his Youtube channel some time ago Mos because he made a really nice jointer. Then I kept getting notified of vids about Polaroind cameras. However, it looks like he’s back on the planes now so I think I’ll catch up on what he’s been up to.

Looking forward to the blog.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#8 posted 07-11-2013 08:04 PM

Yeah, I didn’t subscribe until after the camera stuff. He hasn’t had any new videos in a while though. But it looks like the current series was tuning up a japanese plane, which isn’t my style, but still fun to watch.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#9 posted 07-11-2013 08:20 PM

Tuned in. Thanks Mos.

-- ~Tony

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#10 posted 07-11-2013 08:24 PM

Very interesting. Thanks Mos.

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

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#11 posted 07-11-2013 08:45 PM

You have my attention.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#12 posted 07-11-2013 08:49 PM

OK, all ears here, Mos. Hoping for some pointers before I start working on a plane for the swap.

-- "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln

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#13 posted 07-11-2013 08:53 PM

Oh boy, I’m glued to the edge of my seat.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#14 posted 07-12-2013 12:01 AM

I will be following this with great interest. I so need a jointer plane, but the price for a good one has been a barrier.

-- Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#15 posted 07-12-2013 01:15 AM

Rich, that was reason enough for me lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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