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Project by mafe posted 04-12-2015 08:34 PM 6991 views 9 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.


Pictures:
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…

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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Boris

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#1 posted 04-12-2015 08:47 PM

Great job, my Son love them all
Regards

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BCDesign

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#2 posted 04-12-2015 09:16 PM

thats really cool it looks great!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 04-12-2015 09:39 PM

A new avatar. Not perhaps. Now to build a thumbnail plane! :D

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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lew

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#4 posted 04-12-2015 10:17 PM

Nice!
Any smaller and you’re going to need a magnifying glass to find them!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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madts

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#5 posted 04-12-2015 10:32 PM

Mads, I am starting to think that it is not standard Danish tobacco the you have in your pipe. If it is not please send me some.
Please report back to me.
Hell of a great job on the small planes.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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siavosh

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#6 posted 04-12-2015 10:44 PM

I feel like it’s Christmas, great builds!

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 04-12-2015 11:26 PM

Oh he is such a cute little bugger!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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tyvekboy

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#8 posted 04-12-2015 11:28 PM

Great ob on the plane Mads.

Lew … don’t give him ideas … before we know it we’ll see a plane looking through a microscope lens … lol

It wouldn’t take much wood to make but what would he use for the blade?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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mafe

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#9 posted 04-13-2015 12:03 AM


Update, here next to Veritas Miniature Shoulder Plane.
This is kind of funny, if Veritas plane are miniature, what should I call mine then…

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Druid

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#10 posted 04-13-2015 12:39 AM

Obviously, the next category would have to be “Micro-Plane”. Lovely work.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Schwieb

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#11 posted 04-13-2015 01:59 AM

Really sweet Mads. I think micro plane covers it. Keep up the good work.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Philip

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#12 posted 04-13-2015 02:35 AM

Mads, that is amazing, and the little anvil!!

-- I never finish anyth

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Knappen

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#13 posted 04-13-2015 03:32 AM

One standard phrase is that in US ‘bigger is better’, but for Mads I think the phrase should be how small can it be and still do what it is supposed to do.

Another step down the ladder.

Really nice work.

-- Knappen aka Ole - I have to try everything at least once.

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WayneC

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#14 posted 04-13-2015 03:34 AM

Cute little plane. Looks quite functional.

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#15 posted 04-13-2015 03:42 AM

Very awesome, Mads. Really. And your smiles speak volumes, you’re really having fun! Great post, thanks.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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