This post is dedicated to my good Danish pal Mads. I was in Denmark this winter as my dad was ailing and did die.
He was 92 and he wanted to go.
While i was there I got to visit with Mads, which is always great. At that visit he gave me this.
This was a challenge to me as I have always wanted to make a shoulder plane.
I had some repurposed maple doors that I used. I had to glue several pieces together to make the body.
After the glue up I did the geometry and made some cuts and some more glue ups.
My new Me
I added some art deco touches to the final plane by adding some walnut to the plane.
Since this is a thanks to Mads I thought it would be proper it insert a pipe into the finished product.
I am not very good at carving, but then again Mads is easy to duplicate with a pipe.
Thanks Mads. Always nice to visit you. We seem to forget the beers!!
So far the plane works just great. I still have to fine tune the iron and the sole to get everything to 90 deg. I am close but just not there.
-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.