I’ve bid on some panel raising planes but the prices always seem to be out of reach. I decided to convert a wood bodied plane I had restored a while ago.
This is the plane I started with.
I cut a groove on the side toward the raised panel and sharpened the blade on that side as well.
I cut it on the table saw and finished it up with my new Veritas shoulder plane.
I added a nicker to cut the line around the panel. I tried it without it and got some fur on softwood.
I then added a piece on the other side that would wrap around the bottom and form the fence.
I then clean it up down to the line. The line, all the way around, it’s the width (typically 1/4”).
I cut the panel with the panel raiser, then clean it up with one of the 3 planes (#62, #604 or shoulder) I fnd the #62 works best on the end grain typically, and my 604 works best on the long grain. I use the shuolder plane to clean up around the raise.
The picture below shows where cleanup will be needed with th shoulder plane.
I raised 2 test panels so far, one in pine and one in oak (oak is a real small one). I need to find a more convenient way to raise and lower the spur blade, but it works well enough that I will use it until I do.
Thanks for looking.
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