|Project by agibbs||posted 05-01-2015 02:43 PM||2108 views||12 times favorited||10 comments|
These are the first planes I’ve made and they likely won’t be the last; they were a bunch of fun. This is a pair of grooving planes more or less following the procedure set out in Matt Kenny’s Fine Woodworking article on the topic in issue #219. The blades were purchased from Lie Nielsen, which has also re-posted the article on their site for anyone who hasn’t read it: https://www.lie-nielsen.com/product/tapered-molding-plane-iron-blanks/grooving-plane-blade-blank-pair?node=4142.
I didn’t like the appearance of the planes as designed, so I added visual styling (chamfers, rough lambs tongues, and wedge profile) based on the design of Caleb James’ planes (http://kapeldesigns.blogspot.com/2013/03/free-wooden-rabbet-plane-plans.html).
The planes are made out of a chunk of 5/4 rift-sawn cherry that I had kicking around as well as some rosewood resawn to 1/8” for the runners and wedge. The finish is just two coats of boiled linseed oil, which I use for all my shop-made tools. They work beautifully with very little tweaking needed. Now I just need to start making some boxes!