|Project by Sonofabeech||posted 10-08-2016 07:51 PM||1607 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Hi guys, this is my second tool build, this time i want to share with you my long time dream of making a block plane, first my plan was to make a simple rabbet block plane, but the demons inside told me to skew the blade, that made the job harder x10, it was hard to machine and to design and more time to build, from star to finish it took like 20hours.
I started with a 10mm plate milled the sole of the plane and two 6mm plates for the sides, i drilled holes and fixed the components with 4mm dowel pins then plug welded the holes, shaped the sides and precision grind the sole and sides, made the fitings and cap iron, the blade was rough shaped and was hardend and sharpend last, the blade is 3mm tool steel.
It works nice, i want to add a nicker and make the mouth adjustable, i made the mouth too big.
It was worth the effort not perfect but getting there, yes i know i can buy a veritas skew block plane but making one is more cheap probably not as well made as a veritas but still a good alternative, good for end grain and tenon cheeks. Yes this is not woodworking i am a beginner at woodworking my first plan is to buy or make the tools i need.
Plane specs: the body is 160mm long 50mm wide, 40mm tall, medium carbon steel. The bed angle is 20° and the skew is also 20°, the blade is a 3mm thick w1 tool steel and sharpend to 25°.
The blade is wedged by the cap iron and bronze cheeks and locking screw.