|Project by bandit571||posted 05-14-2014 07:30 PM||1876 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
Start with a simple block of White oak, a saw, some chisels, and files. Took me about six hours. The cutter was a Lathe Skew Chisel from Harour Freight. Recycled the blade to make a new iron out of it. Bolts through the bottom fence go into square sided nuts in the body of the plane. Nuts sit in chiseled out slots to lock them in place.
Idea came from Watching a video series from China. Link to the Closed Caption version
https://www.youtube.com/user/zhangzefeng/videos. Part 1 of 2 Edge plane. fellow says it should only take about ten minutes to make, very simple…...
Bed for the iron is at 45 Degrees, BUt it is angled towards the outside of the plane at about 15 degrees. Edge had to match the opening. This is a skew rebate plane. Top was “carved” by making a few saw cuts at the toe end, then a chisel to hog off the waste. Sand paper to smooth things out. same with the heel end. Shaped it to fit the palm of the hand.
Small hammer to set the cut. and fix the wedge in place.
Wood was 100 yr old Barn Wood White Oak from a rafter. Iron is 1” wide. Not too bad a plane?
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use