|Project by kaerlighedsbamsen||posted 07-03-2015 07:34 PM||2691 views||11 times favorited||24 comments|
For this table i recently finished i had some trouble with the kiln dryed ash tearing out. After a chat with MaFe i could see that the only solution was a scraper plane. Searching LJ i found a super thorough blog by Shipwright describing a wooden scraper plane made after an old book awailable online. Perfect! Made from ash with a blade made from an old circular saw blade. Cuts lovely shavings in even the most horrible grain and is a pleasure to hold and use. Had a bit of worry if the blade woud be hard enough but it keeps an edge for quite long. Took some trial and error to get the burr right though.
This got me going and in a short while i had made myself a straightedge from elm, 2 squares and a centerfinder from ash and a new body for an old rabbet plane in ebonized oak.
This made for some joyfull evenings inthe shop. Will for sure make more tools in the future.
Let me know what you think!
Edit 2-8-15: Just found this video by Samuel Mamias showing an alternative method of making a wooden scraper plane.
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