LumberJocks

shop made tools

  • Advertise with us
Blog series by Don W updated 07-23-2013 12:30 AM 3 parts 28406 reads 52 comments total

Part 1: Shop made Krenov inspired smoothing plane

08-01-2011 01:47 AM by Don W | 14 comments »

A few months ago I found the 1975 version of “The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking James Krenov” at a flee market. It was well worth the $5 I paid for it. I think its well worth the read. One of the chapters explained how to make a plane that I found intriguing. I have wanted to make a plane for a while, and this chapter just added fuel to the fire. The Kenov book probably isn’t the perfect book for making your first plane though. I really liked the planes in the book, but it wa...

Read this entry »


Part 2: Panel Raising Plane.

01-10-2012 02:40 AM by Don W | 14 comments »

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...

Read this entry »


Part 3: The Beast. A 36" wood bodied Jointer Plane

07-23-2013 12:30 AM by Don W | 24 comments »

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” wide...

Read this entry »



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