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Blog series by cut3times updated 1321 days ago 5 parts 9477 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Lie-Nielsen Shoulder/Rabbet Plane Kit

1329 days ago by cut3times | 4 comments »

I picked up a Lie-Nielsen ½ inch shoulder rabbet plane kit on the Bay that they used to sell in the 1980s. A fellow woodworker had passed away and his widow was selling it. It was missing the blade and a brass rod used to support the infill. I purchased a IBC replacement blade and bought a brass rod at the local hardware store. I made some rosewood dust to mix in the epoxy to create a slurry for gluing the infill in. Here are the infills glued in. Tomorrow I will start the shaping.

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Part 2: Day Two

1328 days ago by cut3times | 3 comments »

Today I started shaping the plane using my Ridgid oscillating edge belt/spindle sander.Next I started working on the mouth. You need to keep it 90 degrees square to the frog infill. The blade needs to lie flat on the frog and protrude through the mouth just enough as to get the size shavings you desire. That means not making the mouth too wide.I created a metal guide to allow me to cut a square line to start the mouth opening. This part of the plane making is going very slow. I found out it i...

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Part 3: Day Three

1326 days ago by cut3times | 1 comment »

Well the mouth is pretty close. I think I will try it first and then make it wider if I need to later. I added three brass pins to keep the infills secure.I switched the spindle to the belt on my sander.Then I started the flattening of the sides. I am happy the pins are blending in pretty well.As you can see in this photo the plane is still wider than the blade. I think I need to change belts. The one on the sander now is getting old.After I get the sides down some more I will work on the ros...

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Part 4: Day Four and Five

1322 days ago by cut3times | 1 comment »

I started squaring the sides to the sole on my granite sharpening slab. I started with 220 grit and worked up to 1000 grit. I know, overkill. It will get scratched the first time I use it. At least I have these pictures to show me what it looked like once. I was surprised how out of square it was from the belt sander table. It is now square and smooth.I then taped the plane and added two coats of Tung oil to the rose wood infill.I cut a cardboard template to fit as the wedge and then cut the ...

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Part 5: Final Cut

1321 days ago by cut3times | 3 comments »

Well I honed the blade but did not put a secondary bevel on it yet. I am very pleased with its performance. With hardly any pressure I started this Rabbet on some hard wood scrap without scribing it first. The blade aligns perfect to the edge to follow the cutting edge making the cut a nice 90 degrees. I believe this plane is going to come in handy for cleaning up cuts. ThanksJerry

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