Low angel shoulder plane
Drawings Analysis and Documentation…
I promised to post a set of drawings for this project, normally I will not do this, but due to the fact I was spending the time drawing it to figure it out I decided to make a few drawings to help others build.
(And no one just do that, it took 6-8 hours of work, and 8 hours of building and thinking, so just thinking of the fact that I should receive 75 dollar from a woodworking magazine and be happy makes me laugh it would be 4,5 dollar a hour…).
So here it is all for free, right from my heart to anyone who wants to build it:
Front loaded version:
Here the drawing of the one I build.
You can press here for the PDF file with the drawing ready to print in the scale you want.
My own is made with a simple circular design (the MaFe way), but in the drawing I gave it a classic look since I think this will be what most like.
I made it with no measures, but the 1:1 on the drawing is a fine size for a medium shoulder plane, but if you want a micro like Div and I have build, you need to downscale it to a body length of app. 4 1/2 inches.
Back loaded version:
Press here for the drawings for the version that can make it possible to make an extremely narrow mouth since the plane is loaded from the back.
I draw this when I thought my first version was not possible at all.
The mad professor:
Finally press here for the drawings where I tried to figure out what was the problem and what could be done – the analysis.
This was for me the way to try and figure it all out, and I love to be there…
Since the plane is running now I will probably not blog more on this subject, but we never know, I do have two plane bodies waiting for me.
Thank you to all who followed my ups and downs on this blog..
I hope this blog can inspire others to go for a low angel shoulder plane, or any plane at all, the satisfaction by making your own plane is priceless, and since I even provided the drawings now, it should be a walk in the park, where the swans swim on the water while the sun goes down.
Thank you div for inspirer me my dear brother in Africa.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.