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Shop-made Flush-cut Plane

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Project by Bricofleur posted 08-08-2014 06:48 PM 2173 views 35 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this flush-cut plane in no time using a scrap of poplar, a plane blade and a rare-earth magnet. The two first photos show my new tool with two coats of shellac. It was fun to build and I’m sure it will be fun to use to remove dry squeeze out glue, dry glue drops, etc.

Find more photos and all build détails on this page of my blog.

Thanks for looking.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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Matt Przybylski

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#1 posted 08-08-2014 07:01 PM

Great idea, I didn’t even think to build this myself and I’ve been wanting the one from Lee Valley. This is definitely a much cheaper alternative!

What’s the bevel angle on the blade and where did you buy it? Thanks Serge, nice work as always.

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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Bricofleur

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#2 posted 08-08-2014 07:11 PM

@Matt, I didn’t check the angle (no need to) and I got it new from Lee Valley (23P03.02) for about $8. And you’re right, much cheaper to build it yoursefl ! And more fun and safistying too !!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 08-08-2014 07:13 PM

Brilliant work. Looks very handy.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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tyvekboy

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#4 posted 08-08-2014 07:14 PM

I like it. Iʻm going to have to put that on my to-do-List. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#5 posted 08-08-2014 07:24 PM

another winner

well done serge

you just keep coming up with great ideas

thank you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 08-09-2014 12:10 AM

Cool design and build! Definite addition to my bucket list.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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DW833

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#7 posted 08-09-2014 12:14 AM

Serge,

It looks great. How does this plane work any differently/better than a block plane?

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#8 posted 08-09-2014 02:15 AM

Great idea

-- Norman

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#9 posted 08-09-2014 04:37 AM

Very nice.. going on my to do list

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#10 posted 08-09-2014 12:52 PM

Bricofleur-

This looks interesting! I think I may make one for myself with a ‘skew’ blade so it can be pulled across the joint. That will make it ‘handed’, but that’s OK. I love the rare earth magnet idea too, and I’ve just ordered some for myself.

Thanks for the idea!

-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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Bricofleur

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#11 posted 08-09-2014 01:45 PM

@DW833, The first task that comes into my mind that a block plane won’t do is removing excess glue along a glue-up joint for a panel. The nose will stop the blade from reaching the goal.

@GnarlyErik, Using a skew blade is a great idea, particularly if you would use is very often. And yes, rare-earth magnets should be in-stock in any workshop and all the time.

Thanks for commenting.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#12 posted 08-09-2014 04:34 PM

Thank you for sharing this brilliant idea. Your step by step description of how to build one is very clear. Merci.

-- Jan, Free State Province, South Africa

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#13 posted 08-09-2014 05:36 PM

very cleaver Serge as always,thanks for sharing

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 08-10-2014 10:00 AM

You never stop surprise me in a positive way!Verry practical thing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 08-10-2014 01:06 PM

Nice design Serge. Looks very “ergonomic”. I’ll bet it’ll work like a charm.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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