|Project by RenaissanceMan||posted 11-22-2015 05:35 AM||3072 views||21 times favorited||25 comments|
This is my first project post on here, I recently completed my bridle kerfing plane build. For more info on what a kerfing plane is, look here: http://www.theunpluggedwoodshop.com/the-kerfing-plane-part-one.html.
Take home message: it’s a plane with a saw blade to make a kerf for resawing purposes. I found resawing quite problematic with my panel saw wandering a lot (perhaps due to bad technique) and am hoping that the kerfing plane will make life easier.
I purchased a kerfing saw blade from Bad Axe Toolworks and looked at some old bridle plough planes for inspiration. Apart from a hand drill (I don’t have a drill press) I made this the “unplugged” way. I did wish I had a drill press though, it would have made drilling the holes for the arms of the fence a whole lot easier.
Body and fence is walnut, with added white ash on the bottom and the side of the fence for a bit of extra durability (and dramatic flair ;-)). Finish is two layers of boiled linseed oil, then superblond shellac and rubbed with 0000 steel wool and paste wax.
I took it for a small test ride on a bit of scrap and it went pretty good, I had to sand the brass fence arms to keep the fence from slipping, but after that it went like the proverbial hot knife through butter. I then used my panel saw to resaw my test piece and that went very well indeed, gone are the days of wooden boxes with wall thicknesses of an inch ;-)
Thanks for reading.