|Project by fatman51||posted 05-04-2016 09:07 PM||2128 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
This scraper plane is 11 inches long, 2-3/4 inches wide, weighs 38 ounces, and has a 2-1/8 inch wide scraping iron. The fixed pitch of the frog is 15 degrees forward of plumb. The wedge and frog are slightly arched, which cambers the scraping iron back such that it is bedded snugly in a radius. There is a slight adjustment range where the scraping iron is adequately bedded such that I can adjust the camber of the scraping iron by tapping the wedge from to snug to tight. This adds a little bit of life to the hook.
The scraper plane body is made out of ipe and maple. There are two round metal rods ( 1 is 3/8 brass the other is 1/4 stainless) reinforcing the wedge backer. The handle assembly backs up the frog. I test rapped a test wedge very hard with a heavy mallet and nothing bad happened, so I figure that it will hold up. There is a brass inlay at the mouth of the plane.
I made the scraping iron out of a wrecked hand saw. It is .040 of an inch thick. I chose to burnish a hook onto the scraping iron rather than to sharpen it. I fine tuned the body and scraping iron until I got good results with test scraping ipe, maple, poplar, and pine. So far the tool seems to be working out pretty well.
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