|Project by MactheKnife||posted 97 days ago||866 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my 45 Deg Shoulder plane. Its 3/4 inch by 7 1/2, made of purple heart and brass. The blade is an old chisel. Finish is BLO.
I followed Div’s guide on his blog, which is excellent and easy to follow, thanks Div. His blog is here
Took about 5 hours, the shaving is its first cut, still need to do some more adjusting on it.
Woudl I do it again? Yup! great learning experience.
The hardest bits were in order of frustration:
1. Sawing the purple heart by hand (no bandsaw)
2. Grinding the blade to shape
3. Bedding in the blade.