|Project by mafe||posted 04-12-2015 08:34 PM||7466 views||9 times favorited||26 comments|
Luthier’s thumb shoulder plane
now I finally think I owned my nickname rhykenologist
You must think I have lost it now.
Perhaps I did…
This afternoon after finishing the blog about 11 mini planes, I heard a voice in my head: ‘but MaFe, you did not make a shoulder plane and you only did Krenov style planes… what about a traditional plane… what about something ridiculously small, like a thumb’. I took a wee look at my shoulder, no it was not a little devil, it was actually my inner voice of joy and pleasure asking me this question, so I listed and acted.
1. Luthiers shoulder plane 3 cm long and 0,5 cm wide.
2. Yes it makes fine shaves.
3. Tried to give it the traditional details.
4. Tight mouth, took a wee precision.
5. Is that why it’s called hand planes?
6. Naaaaa, this must be a thumb plane.
Drilling a hole for the chip escape.
Cleaning out the wedge slope.
The iron took a wee time to make and a lot of focus.
It’s made from a piece of a jig saw blade.
Used quite a lot of tools for that little fellow and my little workbench came to use here.
The parts before the polish.
Here next to Veritas Miniature Shoulder Plane.
This is kind of funny, if Veritas plane are miniature, what should I call mine then…
Had to make my self a little pig sticker / mortice chisel out of a small cut out from a plane iron, the thin blades were too soft for the hard wood.
Ok, you are allowed to laugh, but I am often asked ‘what happens MaFe’ when there are no pipes in my posts, today I was smoking a lot, so it was just to tempting to do this shot.
Perhaps a new avatar…
Links for some of my other plane making blogs:
Making 11 small planes: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/54890
Convex krenov: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/43414
Flush trim plane: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/144202
Low angel shoulder plane: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49132
Router plane: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/48022
30 minutes chisel plane: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49143
Japanese Krenov jointer: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/98916
Japanese scraper plane: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/51555
Scraper shaves my way: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/48401
Perhaps this can inspire others to make planes in all sizes, this one was perhaps over the top…
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.