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Making an ancient bucket MaFe #2: Hand plane, binding lever, lag knife

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Blog entry by mafe posted 01-20-2011 10:58 PM 4562 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Making an ancient bucket with Stefang
Hand plane, binding lever, lag knife


This is the plane I made, and here you find the DIY hand plane blog:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/20803

So time for some tool making – hmmmmmmm – I do have a soft spot on this…

Hand plane

Trying to figure out a design… (Never did a plane, so…)

The idea, and facts (yes I’m old fashion, I draw and calculate).
Press here for pdf of calculation.

My conclusion and sketch.
Press here for pdf of conclusion.

Now I’m a good student!



Best thoughts for now,

MaFe

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



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mafe

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 11:05 PM

You can try also this link, it’s a picture series of a guy making a plane of this type (not round).
http://sandal-woodsblog.com/2009/06/20/the-walnut-hand-plane-part-2-the-glue-up/

Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#2 posted 01-21-2011 12:28 AM

Thanks much Mads. I’m off to bed now and I will study this tomorrow morning.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 01-21-2011 12:31 AM

I’ll dive into that pond myself some day. Thanks for the inspiration, dude :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#4 posted 01-21-2011 01:20 AM

Thank you back Thomas, it was funny we just spoke of this in Paris, and now I’m moving on it…
Life is not to understand sometimes.
I need some silent days now, my body are really tired (some times I feel like I’m a little boy in a100 years old body), but as always my brain is active, even on the sofa…
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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mafe

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#5 posted 01-21-2011 01:35 AM

And here the full set of drawing for a flat one from popularmechanics:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cm/popularmechanics/images/7E/tb_lg_plans-lg-1.jpg
So now I think we have a chance… lol.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#6 posted 01-21-2011 07:46 AM

Another great tool Mads.

You make them so fast, it is impressive.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 11:41 AM

Mads:

Thank you for all the Great Information! YOU are a VERY Generous Person, that’s very refreshing!!

I hope your health improves. Keep thinking your “Best Thoughts” and perhaps turn them IN towards YOU Please! It Might Just Help. Couldn’t Hurt. Huh? Huh? Huh? ;-}

Best Regards: Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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stefang

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#8 posted 01-21-2011 01:17 PM

Mads, you are like a racehorse who can wait to get out of the starting gate. I have a complete design for a ‘generic’ wooden hand plane and all the steps to build it.

Please wait until tonight or tomorrow and I will have it posted on blog #3. This is a basic design that you can alter as you wish, to personalize it. That’s what I did and I will be posting a pic of it in the blog.

My only concern was the shape of the mouth at the bottom, as the curved blade should protrude evenly and with full support. Your PDF gives me what I need to get it right. Thank you for enlightening me. I am still doing a trial one just to make sure I have understood it correctly. So I hope you will rest easy on the couch while I give this a try. I will let you know the results as soon as I get them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-21-2011 07:55 PM

Oh great…. Just when I thought I didn’t have enough things I wanted to do… You had to go throw yet a monkey wrench in the mix and give me another…..lol

Very good info Mads…. Has my mind going crazy with ideas….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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mafe

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#10 posted 01-23-2011 09:45 PM

Update; 23.01.2011

Some plane blades, I have ten of these blockplane blades, and a half as you see, so I’ll use this for mine.
Also you can see a interesting plane / shave I bought from France some months ago, it might have been used for this purpose… Still I want to make one, don’t worry.


Other side.


In use.


Quite nice, and easy to work with, but to get a new blade will probably not be possible…


And here some pieces of a pallet that I will use if they are enough, I think it will be exelent to make it recycle also if possible.

Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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mafe

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#11 posted 01-24-2011 11:24 AM

Ok And finally touch down!
This morning in the dimmed light, in a public area… Some trees a bad, bad boy… A brance knife, and pling, plang, plong!!!
Now I’m ready on the materials.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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mafe

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#12 posted 01-31-2011 01:55 PM

Ian, thank you.
Dan, you really makes me laugh here, yes keep focus, make a wish list. I have the same problem, there are at least a thousand things I will love to make, but now I try to focus on building me a good little workshop for my retirement, and learning the basic skills, about – and how to use the tools, and this is in it self a big travel for a curious guy like me…
Mike I smile when reading this, especially since I know now you did not do it that way… lol. But now you can use the plane for another purpose as you write so nothing is done for nothing…
Ian, yes this is a good advise thank you. Not my strongest side, to make them go in, but I guess you figured out that… Thank you so for the kind words. When I’m not fine, I always think of the good moments before, and that there will be plenty after, this release the moment. Otherwise I try to be in the moment, to live the day, and not worry for before and after (not always easy).
Ian, I smile.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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