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Shoulder Plane Unplugged

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Project by bearkatwood posted 04-29-2016 12:49 PM 1242 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently had a challenge from a fellow LumberJock and youtuber James Wright from “Wood By Wright” to make a shoulder plane. The video was a ton of fun to make and the tool turned out great as well.
Enjoy!


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-- Brian Noel





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majuvla

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#1 posted 04-29-2016 12:56 PM

I adore hand tools, especialy when made in such artistic way. Personaly, I would never dare to make it, I’m not that skilled.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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James Wright

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#2 posted 04-29-2016 01:29 PM

Love the look man you defenetly have a style all your own. this was a fun project!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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terryR

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#3 posted 04-29-2016 01:46 PM

A cool plane, Brian! How do you like the Veritas adjuster?

Looks like fun!
Thanks for sharing the video.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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horky

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#4 posted 04-29-2016 01:48 PM

Brian, thanks for sharing and what a wonderful tool. The videos were thoroughly enjoyable as well. One question, why do you put the bevel down, at least that is the way it looks in the photos above? Just curious as the Lee Valley shoulder plane is bevel up.

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duckmilk

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#5 posted 04-29-2016 05:14 PM

Very entertaining Brian, and superb build as always.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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bobasaurus

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#6 posted 04-29-2016 08:59 PM

Excellent work on that plane, you are very good with hand tools. Tool making has become my favorite part of woodworking.

-- Allen, Colorado

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putty

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#7 posted 04-29-2016 11:50 PM

Great Video and nice job on the plane Brian!! Your skills never cease to amaze me!

-- Putty

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bearkatwood

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#8 posted 04-30-2016 12:13 AM



Brian, thanks for sharing and what a wonderful tool. The videos were thoroughly enjoyable as well. One question, why do you put the bevel down, at least that is the way it looks in the photos above? Just curious as the Lee Valley shoulder plane is bevel up.

- horky

I made up a test piece to hold the iron at the angle I wanted and tried it both ways and felt that bevel down worked nicer for me. Nice enough on that plane I can flip it around and have bevel up and get a high angle to the blade. It is all up to your own preference when you make your own. ;)

-- Brian Noel

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terryR

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#9 posted 04-30-2016 01:53 PM

um, Brian, with a bevel up orientation the effective cutting angle of the iron is bedding angle + bevel angle. So, a 45 degree bedding angle plus the 30? degree bevel on the iron adds to 75 degrees. Probably won’t make shavings that steep. bevel ups are used on a low angle ‘frog’.

bevel down orientation erases the angle of the iron, so the bedding angle alone provides the effective cutting angle. Usually 45, 50 degrees.

note the low bedding angle on this Veritas since the iron is placed bevel up…

but, gotta admit, your work looks so much nicer than Veritas! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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bearkatwood

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#10 posted 04-30-2016 11:50 PM

You make it sound like you think I haven’t done my research on plane bed angles, trust me I have. The bed angle of my shoulder plane is about 32 degrees so the blade could be flipped around and still have a bed angle comparable to a smoother. My plane is not as low angled as the Veritas so I had the choice to flip it. The video was pretty much just for fun, but I knew what I was getting into. Thanks for watching, sorry I didn’t clarify more on the hardware and bed angle, I was too busy being mean to James.

-- Brian Noel

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terryR

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#11 posted 05-01-2016 01:10 PM

My apologies, Brian.

Your build looks fabulous, and I will sit in the corner now and watch you make shavings.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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bearkatwood

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#12 posted 05-01-2016 01:28 PM

No worries man! ;) I completely understand. I haven’t made a beautiful plow like yours yet so I know you know what you’re talking about. Thanks and you can sit in the front row. Take care.

-- Brian Noel

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