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shop made tools #3: The Beast. A 36" wood bodied Jointer Plane

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Blog entry by Don W posted 07-23-2013 12:30 AM 3232 reads 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With a little motivation from Mos I decided to build the wooden jointer I’ve always wanted to build. I’m not sure why, I guess just because its there, but I’ve restore a lot of wood bodied jointers and always wanted to build one.

I had some reclaimed oak that fit the bill fine. This is the same stock I built my deadman out of.

Since it was already semi clean it was just a matter of running it through the planer and cutting it to size. Its just about 1/2” wider than the iron/chipbreaker.

I had found a perfect 2 5/8” Moulson Bros vintage iron and chip breaker.

Next up was the layout. Its marked for a 50 degree bed. I was kind of copying another jointer which had a 50 degree front face as well, so that’s what I used.

Cutting was fairly simple with the layout done. Just remember where to not cut to deep.

A little chiseling and rasping and it was ready for a trial fit.

With close to a perfect fit, I glued it up and left it for the night.

While the glue was drying I did a rough out of the wedge.

Not wanting to go much farther on the wedge, I turned my attention to the tote. I marked out a piece of oak a little over an inch thick, cut it out on the band saw. Drilled the center in a couple places and finished hogging it out with the jig saw.

I then hit the appropriate areas on both sides with a 1/2” round over bit. From there it was multiple rasps to get it into shape.

That was it for the day. The following day I turned my attention back to the body. A little hand plane work, and some belt sanding, it was really starting to take shape.

It was then time to clean up the mouth area.

And of course cut the groove for the chip breaker screw.

Final fitting and shaping on the wedge

And back to see where the tote looks good

I then drilled it out with a forstner bit and chiseled as needed.

A little more fitting on the handle and fit it to the plane.

I just couldn’t go any further with testing it.

I’ll call it a success I think.

And I tested it out on oak as well. I was really just playing at this point.

Just a bit more sanding and a coat of BLO.

Final length is just a little under 36”. 36” is quit long and a little hard to handle. I just couldn’t bring myself to cut it. It will be great for flattening big bench tops. And I like to just stand back and admire it.

I had to reshot some of the pictured when I realized the plane swap plane was in the picture. Almost gave it away!

Thanks for stopping buy.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com



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waho6o9

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 12:38 AM

Fine work DonW,. Gotta love that Shinto rasp, works well don’t it?

I wouln’t of cut it either, good choice.

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 01:08 AM

Now why does Mos make that look so hard? ;-)

Great job on that beast Don!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 07-23-2013 01:11 AM

because, Mauricio, I don’t have any elves making things for me :-p

Looks great Done. Have you weighed it yet? Mine weighs in at just over 9.5 pounds lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#4 posted 07-23-2013 01:11 AM

Don just had to out do you on the beastliness huh Mos?

Don you cranked that out what, one days?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 07-23-2013 01:20 AM

Oh, my bad, I thought that last post of mine was on the swap plane thread.

Mos, I like that typo. Instead of calling him Don we should start calling him ”DONE”. Because he gets sh*t DONE so damn fast!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 07-23-2013 01:22 AM

dang it lol I like it too. ”Done W”

Ooh ooh ooh, can we call you Don-E?

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#7 posted 07-23-2013 01:41 AM

Inspiring work, Don.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#8 posted 07-23-2013 01:41 AM

Ohhhh, I like that. Nice job Don. Might have to make one of those. Ya know, just cause I can;)

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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#9 posted 07-23-2013 01:52 AM

Nice, I would love to know what that thing weighs. Exercising your body, and your mind no doubt.

-- It's only wood.

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Don W

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#10 posted 07-23-2013 01:54 AM

I’ll weigh it when I get back to the shop.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#11 posted 07-23-2013 03:02 AM

I like the pics with other planes in the background, shows how much of a monster it really is.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#12 posted 07-23-2013 03:49 AM

That is a monster Don. It looks great. 45 minutes well spent in the shop.

In addition to the infill trying to steal the show, that wheel on your leg vice is a draw.

Thanks Don.

-- ~Tony

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#13 posted 07-23-2013 03:56 AM

Thanks Tony, I love that wheel. Just give it a twist and its like an auto set vise.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#14 posted 07-23-2013 07:14 AM

Interesting project, hope you get to make use of it.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#15 posted 07-23-2013 07:38 AM

That’s a sweet lookin’ jointer you got there :D So who is that being swapped to!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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