Hand plane DIY convex.
Or Mike meets Mads style…
Press here for first part.
To remind you, this is what we are after.
A hand plane, ‘block plane’ size, made for a rounding of 22 cm (app. 4 inch).
As you can see Krenov style, and a touch of Japan, at least this was my wish…
Time to make the wedge.
I wanted the same wood as the plane, and had an old floorboard, that could be used.
Cleaned it up, and cut it to same size as the plane iron, so I have a little slip in the throat for adjustment.
(Yes I do love recycle).
Cutting a wedge, I make it a little thicker than needed so I have room for adjustments..
Back to the iron (I know it might be confusing, but I do things when needed).
I set up my grinder, and am ready to freehand a bevel.
(I do love the water grinder, I don’t need to worry for the overheating).
And back to the wood, since my health will not allow me for too long to do the same.
Shaping the wedge.
(I do love that Super sander…).
Notice the dust control – it’s a cut open can with my shop wac attached, works excellent.
Test fitting again and again.
I try to make a slope, since the plane will have no chip breaker – don’t know if it will help…
Flush cutting the pins.
Marking holes for dowels on this side also.
Clean up, I do love this little Veritas plane.
Drilling the holes.
In they go.
Plane iron almost has the full edge now, I grinded a little more.
Re clamping to make sure the glue dry and the plane are proper glued.
Also test fitting wedge and iron.
Marking for cutting of wedge.
The wedge in place, now shaped and cut to size.
Mouth not too bad.
As you see zero clearance now.
Here is the sweet little plane.
And from the other side.
And in my hand. Wauu, I have made a plane – for now…
The rounding of the sole:
To make the rounding, I make a help tool.
I draw a 22 cm circle (4 inch app) on a piece of thin plywood.
Then cut it out.
Here on a fast circle jig for the band saw.
Then draw up the plane with and center.
Cut on the side, using a piece of ply under to control the angel.
Now I have a set for the curve of the sole, actually two!
That’s it for today!
I will continue when I have rounded the sole.
Hope this can be useful, perhaps even someone will try and build a plane after seeing this. I promise you, it’s not too difficult, but most of all its really rewarding and fun.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.