Wooden Hand Plane

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Blog series by damnHippie updated 09-01-2008 12:36 AM 2 parts 2918 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Materials

08-18-2008 05:16 AM by damnHippie | 5 comments »

I’ve been tossing around the idea of making a wooden plane for a while, and this weekend decided to start it. I’m following the basic plan described by David Marks on his show Wood Works. I bought a Hock iron at Hardwick's Hardware—it was their last one, the display model. This seemed like a good project excuse to get a new tool, so I went to Rockler to look at jig saws. They don’t have any (aside from the $300 Festools), but I did find a good piece of wood. It ...

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Part 2: Initial glue up

09-01-2008 12:36 AM by damnHippie | 3 comments »

I don’t have a band saw, so I had to trust my less-than-accurate table saw, and I got to play around with my new jig saw. I followed the steps outlined in David Marks’ European Hand Plane episode. I had to use my table saw to cut the cheeks and the two angles on the body. Then I used the jigsaw to cut the curve. Unfortunately the blade deflected during the cut, so it took a lot of filing and sanding to get it back to semi-true. Next I need to drill the holes for the d...

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