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Skill Building #6: The Stanley #45 Multiplane and Door Trim

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 973 days ago 1699 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay, added a wall to define my shop space for heating, etc. and included a pair of pocket doors. They’re framed but need trim. Enter some spaulted (stained, really), flat-sawn sycamore. Dressed the edges and faces, needed something to dress them up a bit. How about a bead?

First the flat stock, ready to go.

With the #45 set up and ready, an early key is to take multiple, shallow passes. Here’s a scratch pass:

Start on the end of the piece, taking multiple passes while backing towards the other end of the board as the cut gets deeper.

So the end is done first, of course.

Wax on the skates is a godsend, BTW. It keeps things working!

And before you know it (about five minutes) it’s ready for finishing!

Thanks for looking! Now get out those 45s and get busy! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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Dave

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#1 posted 973 days ago

Wow that grain sure does look nice. Great job Smitty.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 973 days ago

Thanks, Super. Because they’re flatsawn, the only way to get any grain revealed was to bead… It worked! I have the crown piece made, will take updated shop pics soon…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Dave

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#3 posted 973 days ago

To me it looks like snake scales, it is a really nice wood to work with. I used it for the center and trestle legs on my mini bench. The edges of the bench look great.

The center is 2 6/4 slices and it made for a thick 3’ slab but is not to heavy.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 973 days ago

I likes me that mini-bench (if I hadn’t told you before) – great build!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 969 days ago

Really nice blog series.
Thank you.
Pictures say more than words, it is all so clear.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 969 days ago

Thanks, Mads! Happy Woodworking New Year to you!!!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 968 days ago

And a wonderful Woodworking New Year to you also!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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