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Making a Traditional Style Wooden Jointer #2: Cutting the halves

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 07-11-2013 06:45 PM 1471 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Introduction Part 2 of Making a Traditional Style Wooden Jointer series Part 3: The wedge and glued up »

For this blog update, I have gotten the two halves laid out, cut, chiseled, routed, and shaped.

Starting by saw

And moving to chisel. I don’t have a router bit that is narrow enough and long enough to clean out the mouth area. So this had to be done by chisel

Then I moved to using a router bit with a brass bushing to clean up most of the rest. I used double sided tape to secure 2 scraps as guides for this part

Repeat for the other side, and there we have it!

Test fit with the blade. It’s going to need a little fettling, as the blade only barely fits at the moment.

Not as good of quality as the other pictures (this was a cellphone pic) but I had to take it for a test drive at this point. Not glued together yet, I just used 2 clamps to hold it together, and made a temporary (crude) wedge out of poplar.

It works!

So with that, I will leave it to the next update to do the glue up and making the actual wedge :-)

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



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#1 posted 07-11-2013 07:16 PM

Pretty cool, not much left until you finish it.

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

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#2 posted 07-11-2013 07:20 PM

I’ve got the gluing, and the wedge done already, just going to wait for the next blog update for that one.

I fully expect to have to take more than one shot at making a tote for it though lol

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

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#3 posted 07-11-2013 07:26 PM

Dont post any more bogs today, you’ll knock mine off of the front page. ;-). lol just kidding. Blog away!

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

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#4 posted 07-11-2013 07:28 PM

lol I didn’t intend to post the last one today. Gotta space ‘em out a little bit. Makes it seem like I’m still making good progress… even if it’s been sitting idle for about 2 months now :-/

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

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#5 posted 07-11-2013 08:16 PM

Looking good Mos. How long are you making it?

-- 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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#6 posted 07-11-2013 08:19 PM

Unless I screw up the first cuts I intend to make it 30” long. Gonna be a beast of a jointer, but I figured why not. Can always make it shorter, I suppose

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

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#7 posted 07-11-2013 08:31 PM

You were still using the workmate at this point. :-)

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 07-11-2013 08:33 PM

yes, and I bet I don’t have to try too hard to convince anyone how awkward it is to try to balance a plane that has 2 clamps hanging off the side of it, on the edge of a board, with no tote, while also trying to steady the workmate lol

That just goes to show how far behind I am on posting the blog (and how long it’s been since I did anything with the jointer, since completing building the bench took precedence over this)

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

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#9 posted 07-11-2013 08:48 PM

Good eye T.

-- 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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#10 posted 07-11-2013 09:31 PM

Looks great, Mos. Perfect timing BTW. :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#11 posted 07-12-2013 12:07 AM

Nice!!

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#12 posted 07-12-2013 12:09 AM

I like the way this is looking.

-- 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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#13 posted 07-17-2013 11:56 PM

Nice!

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#14 posted 07-18-2013 12:38 AM

So I came back with time to actually pay attention. Your front slope seems like its tight. Are you having any issues with shavings backing up? I’m hoping to at least get mine started this weekend.

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

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#15 posted 07-18-2013 01:45 AM

Wasn’t really having any issues with it. The angle of the front slope is also added on to the angle of the wedge. I think it was around a 10 degree difference. I have also only used it for edge planing, I’m not sure if it’ll be an issue for face planing or not

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

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