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Blog entry by lilredweldingrod posted 02-05-2011 10:34 PM 1227 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been the week for gifts. Today another package arrived and in it were three old jointer knives. Now I can have my shop made rabbeting plane! Thank you John, aka two blacklabs. Your gift is going to make more than just me happy. We will cover half of Todd’s “Share the knowledge, share the love” by line. lol Two of these will be going to other LJ’s. Thank you again, John, you generosity is much appreciated. Rand

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 10:48 PM

Very good!

You going to make a Shop Made Rabbet plane… like Roy Underhill would do?

Looking forward to seeing what you do & how you do it…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 02-05-2011 10:58 PM

I am anxious too how you make planes…. Nice gift again Rand.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 11:06 PM

Joe, I need one and am just to tight to come up off the money for a l-n. Besides, I have a new 3 oz brass hammer coming for the wedge and blade.

Bert, I’m anxious too. I have this piece of cocobolo that will make a beautiful plane. This will put me out there with all you other LJs that make your own. This going to be great company to be with. Expect emails and maybe a phone call to pick you brain.

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 01:17 AM

nice gesture of John :-)...but now you are under real presurre…...why ?
a cocobolo plane with such fine steal deffently deserve a blog and a name …..LOL

looking forward to see your plane come thrugh …I´m sure it will be a jawdropping eyecatcher
that will perform and serve you very well :)

take care

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 01:37 AM

rain like that can fall here but if someone deserve a gift it is you .

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 04:03 AM

Hey Rand,
Show us what you can do.!!

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#7 posted 02-06-2011 04:17 AM

Dennis, thanks for the vote of confidence, dence being the key part of that I need all the help I can get.

Robert, thank you, are you in need of a rabbeting plane? I have enough goodies for two.

Hey Ski, you need to come over to the desert and get out of all that water and bad weather. Then you can hold my hand and walk me through this plane building. lol

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#8 posted 02-06-2011 04:50 AM

rand you can either do it as Larry Williams show in his vidio Making sideescapmentsplanes the old school
or make it as Mike(stefang ) did (the krenov way) :-)
but cuting the irong etc. its on your own ….lol
but take a look at philly Edwards site here also a L J who is a planemaker he has a nice little trick
both to squarre the planes sole with the sides and giving the plane a tuch of brass :-)
so you can use it as a shuolderplane too clic on step by step project´s and scroll down to tools
and clic on shoulderplane

take care

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#9 posted 02-06-2011 04:56 AM

Thanks Dennis.

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#10 posted 02-06-2011 06:00 PM

I think a side escapement plane would work best for rabbets because the blade width could be full engaged. Anyway Rand I look forward to seeing your plane when finished. I hope you enjoy making and using it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 02-06-2011 08:38 PM

That’s the word! Escapement! Thank you Mike for the advice and jogging my memory. This is exactly what I have in mind. I’m looking for the WW mag with an article on making your own now. I gotta start flagging these articles. This having to look in each mag is a royal PITA. I think I’m getting page turners cramp in my right index finger. lol I know I have a blister and a dry spot on my tongue.

There will be quiet a bit of grinding on the configuration of the blade, and when that is finished, I will be ring your chimes for instructions on sharpening the blade.

I do have one question now; do I set this up withe blade on a skew or at 90 degrees to the body of the plane?

I want to thank everyone, whether or not you commented, for sharing my happiness this week. And an extra thank you to John (twoblacklabs) and Jamie Speirs for their generosity and making all this possible. Anyone with health issues knows what a terrific boost to your morale something like this is. You guys have given my morale a kick in the pants. lol Thank you ever so much. Rand

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#12 posted 02-06-2011 08:49 PM

Gotta love the LJ type of rain.
Keep us up to date on your plane creation, and don’t forget to take some pics during. I will look forward to your “creative style”.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#13 posted 02-06-2011 09:50 PM

Good on you John, good on you Rand! So…I’m not the only one using HSS jointer knifes for plane blades…

Rand, I’ve made quite a few rabbet and other planes with HSS blades. Please feel free to ask if I can be of any help. Rabbet/shoulder planes need the blade at 90 degrees, so you can use either side, if you know what I mean.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#14 posted 02-06-2011 10:06 PM

Thanks Gary, I feel like the little girl on the Morton Salt package. lol

Div, you can bet that I will be picking your little bitty brain too. lol I am going to make mock-ups with cheap old oak and when I get everything dialed in than I’ll make the final one form probably this piece of cocobolo as it is the hardest that I have and seems to have an oil in it that should be a plus for a plane. Or does anyone have a better wood suggestion?
Does this mean i have to join the GBOC, too? This Wych Elm burl from Jamie with a curly maple lid should work.

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#15 posted 02-07-2011 06:04 PM

Look forward to see what they become.
That was a so sweet thought, to a person who deserves it!
Best thoughts from my heart,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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