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Making a Traditional Style Wooden Jointer #3: The wedge and glued up

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 07-14-2013 01:48 PM 1414 reads 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Cutting the halves Part 3 of Making a Traditional Style Wooden Jointer series Part 4: Making the tote and mortise for it »

When I left off on the other blog update, I was testing out the plane with a temporary poplar wedge, and clamping the two halves together.

Well, I’ve got the wedge made, and the body glued up. I didn’t do a very good job of taking pictures at this stage… so all I really have are some “after” shots…

 

I made the wedge to compliment the angles on the blade, and to give it a sort of sleek look…

Goes with the iron pretty nicely I think

Had to do a lot of test fitting here

Now at this point, I remembered that I had an issue with tear out while routing out one of the halves. Not sure what I’m going to do about this yet

But, here we have it in its current state.

 

Hopefully the next update will be in the not too distant future, and will include the addition of the tote, fixing that tear out area, and applying some finishing touches :-)

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



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#1 posted 07-14-2013 02:08 PM

That’s some beautiful work there!

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#2 posted 07-14-2013 02:14 PM

Looks great. I like the shape of the wedge!

Perhaps a mouth insert/inlay could be used to repair the chip-out. That would also let you close the mouth and file it back open to whatever degree you want it – if you’re slow and steady with this you can get a very tight, even mouth. I’ve seen pieces of brass or hard woods used for the purpose.

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#3 posted 07-14-2013 02:34 PM

Mos….awesome build! That wedge is the bee’s knees. Nice shaping job there!

Is there any chance you made a sketch of your plan after watching the videos? In digital fornat? I’d love to give a plane like this a try…without wading through 6 videos for the cutting angles needed.

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

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#4 posted 07-14-2013 02:50 PM

Thanks Don.

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tsangell, I was thinking about doing that option with some sort of contrasting hard wood. I’ve got an old wooden jack plane that was used quite a bit, and was fixed in a similar way.

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Thanks Terry. The angles don’t really matter too much, but I did make a model of it in SketchUp, if you want it.

Bed Angle50°
Wedge/Abutment Angle58°
Mouth/Wear Angle64°

For the throat angle (chip clearing, that goes down to the mouth) wasn’t measured by angle, it was just draw by distance measurements. He went up the wear line about 1.25”, and then went to a point that was the width of the blade + .25” from the wedging line (really, this doesn’t matter, it’s aesthetic, and just needs to be enough to clear chips/shavings)

For anyone curious, the layout is in video 2 of the playlist in the first blog I posted.

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

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#5 posted 07-14-2013 03:13 PM

Thanks, Mos, I’d love a sketchup copy! I have an old KK woodie with this sort of wedge arrangement…had thought of trying to measure it and replicate, but a drawing is so much easier. At least, for my level of inexperience! :)

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

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#6 posted 07-14-2013 03:28 PM

Looking good Mos. Why not make a little wooden or brass insert piece where you have the breakout on the mouth?

-- 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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#7 posted 07-14-2013 04:02 PM

Thanks Andy. I’m thinking that’s what I’ll probably end up doing for it.

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Not a problem Terry. I find that making a drawing in SketchUp helps me a lot. I can figure out how I need to do things when making it when I model it first.

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

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#8 posted 07-14-2013 04:35 PM

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

I have also added it to the first post of the blog series

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

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#9 posted 07-14-2013 04:41 PM

Man, I can’t wait to see this monster finished. I need to go plane a large piece of my ash or white oak. I need to make one of these bad boys.

See what you’ve started!

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

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#10 posted 07-14-2013 05:29 PM

@Mos—What would it cost to ship a plane like that? Very nice work.

I really like the edges you put on the wedge—kinda looks like the lines on a SR-71 Blackbird.

You mention that you need to make and install the tote. Are you planning on putting a knob on the front?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#11 posted 07-14-2013 05:33 PM

Thanks Don. I have no idea… I’d have to make a box, and weigh it to figure that out.

I don’t intend to put a knob on the front, but I was intending to put a striking button in the front. The traditional style planes don’t have a knob on the front, so that’s the look I was going for.

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

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#12 posted 07-14-2013 06:04 PM

You can put an inlay where the tearout is making it adjustable for an adjustable throat.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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#13 posted 07-14-2013 11:34 PM

Thanks, Mos, had to visit the PC for that right-click stuff. :)

Looks like a challenging build…

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

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#14 posted 07-14-2013 11:46 PM

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#15 posted 07-15-2013 12:16 AM

It’s not too bad Terry… I’m getting better at it. I’ve made 3 side pieces now. First one… not good. Second one was ok, but I screwed up the starting point for the abutment. Third one… I tapered the abutment instead of leaving it 1/4” wide all the way to the wear. Ah well, grain was running the wrong way on that one anyway lol It looks good though :-D

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Yeah Don!

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

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