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Project by rjb37 posted 05-05-2014 08:57 PM 1767 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 3 tenon planes out poplar and red oak. The poplar one was the first and the “let’s see if I can do this” plane. To help it out I glued a piece of 1/8” red oak to the bottom for better wear resistance.
I made them with the irons from a plow plane. These planes eliminate the problem I had using my router plane and have it tip on me as I tried to plane big tenons.
These planes are all about a foot long and aren’t tippy at all. They clog a bit because they don’t have a throat opening but the make flat and even tenon cheeks.

-- accidental woodworker





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MactheKnife

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#1 posted 05-05-2014 09:30 PM

cool planes!

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rjb37

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 10:10 PM

thanx
they are worth making if you do hand work and tenons.

-- accidental woodworker

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#3 posted 05-05-2014 11:15 PM

Any photos of them in use?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MactheKnife

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#4 posted 05-06-2014 12:03 AM

Thanks rjb, I do a lot of handwork, built some planes before (jack & shoulder), but not like these.
I’ll give these a go once I can get some irons. Did you have any chatter issues with them?

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Buckethead

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#5 posted 05-06-2014 12:36 AM

Like Wayne, I’d like to see these beauties in action. Really nice looking planes.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#6 posted 05-06-2014 07:42 AM

I don’t understand how these are used. How can you plane a tenon or cheek with these?

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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rjb37

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#7 posted 05-06-2014 12:58 PM

A collective hi to all,
I got this idea from Howard. He wrote a blog about here:
http://handmadeinwood.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/draft-making-a-tenon-router/
The planes work well. I made three so I wouldn’t have to reset the depth. I set one shallow, one in the middle-sih and the last one at the gauge line.
Place the toe on the stile/rail and plane away. You can come straight on or sideways. The only nit picky thing is the plane tends to clog on a shallow cut. Just make sure you flip the stile/rail and repeat for the other side. This way you’ll end up with a centered tenon.
This works like a stanley 71 router except it’s bigger. You don’t get a tippy tool and your cheeks are flat and even across the face.

-- accidental woodworker

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rjb37

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#8 posted 05-06-2014 01:02 PM

Hi again,
I had hard time getting the irons for these planes.My set came from England. Even with the shipping they were cheaper then buying them here and I got a complete set (not matched). I used the #8. 7. & 6 irons in my three planes.
It takes a bit of practice to use them – I had to play with them to get the iron parallel to the sole of the plane. It’s like any other tool I have used. You have to get used to it and practice with it.
I checked my blog and I don’t have any pics of it in action and I don’t know how to do videoes yet.

-- accidental woodworker

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#9 posted 05-06-2014 01:57 PM

Great job on the planes, Ralph. Your work is outstanding as usual.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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rjb37

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#10 posted 05-06-2014 04:35 PM

Thank you MrFid
Have you evey made a plane? They are addicting once you make one.

-- accidental woodworker

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Rick M.

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#11 posted 05-06-2014 04:40 PM

Okay thanks for the explanation, I see how they work now.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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rjb37

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#12 posted 05-06-2014 09:16 PM

Hi,
If you are so inclined my blog post tomorrow at “accidentalwoodworker at blogspot dot com” is about the using the tenon planes. I’m also looking into a video. My daughter said she would help me with that.

-- accidental woodworker

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Buckethead

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#13 posted 05-06-2014 09:25 PM

Thanks RJB… I look forward to it.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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