Hand plane DIY convex.
Or Mike meets Mads style…
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…
This part will cover the rounding of the sole, and the finish.
Last blog ended with the circle jigs made, here they are, now cut to size.
Painters tape to hold them in place..
Center to circle top, and equally much on each side.
Plane upside down, held in place, and ready to shape.
Here first with a No.4 plane.
Not all happy, so I try the No.3, and then the No. 62… Yes it’s a fetish, but the 62 is nothing less than fantastic.
Here the mouth after the shaping of the sole is done.
Back to the grinder, to finish the bevel on the plane iron.
You can use a marker to see where you have been, and if you hit the same spot again.
Blade fit after sharpening, not too bad.
The first shaving ever made!!!.
Wauuu, I really did make a hand plane, and even with a convex sole!
Adjusting the mouth.
Even better shaves.
Now time to shape the body of the plane, I use the 22 cm as a design idea…
Less is more as I say.
Shaping with the Supersander.
And this is the little fellow, from the back.
The convex sole.
In my hand, so you can judge the size of the plane (not my hand).
Perhaps I will add a wedge behind the blade for comfort, here a try.
Yes the blade is sharp…
So now I can say I put sweat and blood into this project, and the blog for your guys.
Hope this can be useful, perhaps even someone will try and build a plane after seeing this.
And to post it so we can all see it.
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.