LumberJocks

Panel Raising Plane #2: Cutting the angle

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by brianl posted 01-13-2012 05:52 PM 4779 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Getting started Part 2 of Panel Raising Plane series Part 3: The sides »

After sawing off the sides, it’s time to see about cutting the skew of the blade. After some deliberation I decided on angling the blade 20 degrees. It’s not a large angle, but I felt that a more complex angle would cause a hard time when shaping the blade.




Cutting the frog section was easy. Things got interesting when I was cutting the relief on the nose-piece. Two complex angles – thank god for bevel gauges.





I also started thinking about the slitter. I’ve seen people use old hacksaw blades, jigsaw blades, etc… I was digging around in my plane-parts bin and found a nice little iron that looked like it was almost perfect for a slitter. I grabbed some scrap beech I had and made up a quick peg. Once I get the body of the plane finished I’m going to cut a 3/8” x 3/8” mortise to position the slitter.







But first, determining the shape of the sole!

-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts



1 comment so far

View Dave's profile

Dave

11168 posts in 1497 days


#1 posted 01-16-2012 05:54 AM

I love this. You have taken a plane that was dead and added other parts to it to become something different. Wonderful. Now if you lived in a castle and had a servant named Egor we would have to call it Frankinplane. JK;) Keep us posted you have my attention. I to have been wanting to do hand planed panels but I have had the same issues as yourself. The ones that are out there are expensive. Great post.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase