Traditional Chinese Edge plane

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Project by bandit571 posted 107 days ago 1367 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 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

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#1 posted 107 days ago

Nice work there bandito.

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#2 posted 107 days ago

Very nice work.

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#3 posted 107 days ago

Very unique, thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 106 days ago

Good job. Always cool to make your own tools.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 106 days ago

Nice looking plane….
That and very cute curly-Q’s….

Whatchya going to make with it???

Ya know, had you a few Mountain Dews….
Ya could have had it finished faster!!! ;^)

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#6 posted 106 days ago

Simple and effective. I love it.
Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#7 posted 106 days ago

Nice job, looks like it wokrs well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 105 days ago

I like it. Nice work!!

Maybe the Mountain Dew “breaks” slowed the process. :-)


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#9 posted 77 days ago

This is really cool Bandit!

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