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Hey, Wayne, I did it!!!

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 09-24-2007 09:24 PM 2466 views 6 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been saying I needed a miter plane to use on a chute board if I had a chute board. After all the palavering with Wayne and Douglas over the weekend, I decided it was time. I started looking for material Sunday night and this morning I went to the shop at 6 AM. I found a piece of Ash and a piece of Walnut and a piece of Mahogany. I also took the Hock iron and chip breaker out of a 408 Sargent plane, oh, and don’t forget the piece of dowell. I split the Walnut on the band saw and planed the ash until it was the exact width of the iron)1 3/4 inch). I planed the Walnut down to 1/4 and then cut the ash piece at a 45 degree angle. I then cut the other part of the ash at 60 degrees. I trimed off a little to make the mouth. I then scratched my head and clamped the whole thing together and guessed and drilled the hole for the cross dowell. I should have dowelled the whole body but didn’t.I glued her up and worked on the wedge. I cut it at 12 degrees and disc sanded and band sawed to get the shape I wanted. When it came out of the clamps I had to try it. I worked!!! Much to my suprise. I again fired up the ShopSmith with the disc sander and squared the ends and trued up the sides and top and bottom. When I was within a whisker I switched to Porter-Cable stick on sandpaper on the surface plate I stamp leather on. I took it down to 320. When I was done I had 4 90 degree corners and a working miter plane. I rounded the corners on the disc sander and broke all the edges. I gave it a good coat of BLO and let dry for a while. I then made all those shavings in the photo trying it out. Many thanks to Phil Edwards at Philyville. His how to photos were the cat’s meow. Elapsed time on this project was about 3 hours. If you think I got lucky, I agree with you. Now for that chute board.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon





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WayneC

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#1 posted 09-24-2007 09:30 PM

Outstanding. I really like it. I will have to build a smoother over my vacation. Did you see the Lie-Nielson shooting board plans? They would be a good place to start if you do not have any plans. Although, by the time you read this you will probably already have one done…

http://www.lie-nielsen.com/pdf/shootingboard.pdf

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-24-2007 09:32 PM

Naw I’m sitting right here. I’ll just wing it like I did on this. I’ve kinda seen several chute boards and have a pretty good idea of what I want. I’ll post it when I get it done. Thanks

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 09-24-2007 09:33 PM

Blimey; I’d never have thought it possible! (Making it in that time AND getting into the workshop by 6 a.m.) That’s a delight.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#4 posted 09-24-2007 09:42 PM

I agree Stewart. Especially for a first plane.

Tom, I’m thinking about building a number of shooting boards for miters and such. All I have now is ones for 90 degrees. The nice thing about the Lie-Nielson plans are the two attachements to the basic shooting board.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 09-24-2007 09:47 PM

Wayne, I think I’ll build two. One at 90 and one for both 45’s. I’ll only use it for small stuff so I just need one with the bench hook like the LN plans show. I’d rather have them solid. They don’t take up much room. And I can screw up anything that’s loose.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 09-24-2007 09:52 PM

Sounds like a plan. I’m also planning to build a couple of bench hooks for sawing. One for western and one for Japanese saws.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 09-24-2007 09:53 PM

Hey Tom;

Ah chute, that’s just plane beautiful!

Sorry about the play on word’s, sometimes I just can’t help myself.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#8 posted 09-24-2007 09:56 PM

Hey, Lee I think you should be PUN-ished for that ! Thanks
Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 09-24-2007 10:00 PM

Beautiful job! I’ve got enough trouble using a plane, much less making one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 09-24-2007 10:13 PM

By gosh! You did do it. Amazing what can come out of a palaver sometimes. I need to go garage sale hunting for some planes.

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#11 posted 09-25-2007 01:18 AM

Tom,

Great job on the plane. Maybe it will sapawn a whole bunch of new planes, like the wave of cutting boards that have recently been made. I know I wouldn’t be able to craft one in (3) hours, but even if it was (8), that would be OK!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#12 posted 09-25-2007 01:38 AM

Tom,
Thanks for the compliment. It really isn’t that tough. Believe me, this one isn’t rocket science. Now the ones Phil builds are pretty complex. I do need to go get a piece of brass dowell to replace the wooden one. I don’t think it works quite right. This is just a quick one to get it going. I’m still tweaking it here and there. You can do this.
Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 09-25-2007 01:44 AM

Have you seen these plans Tom?

http://www.crfinefurniture.com/1pages/sitelinks/howplane.html

Some interesting information here.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#14 posted 09-25-2007 01:47 AM

Also, you could consider shoulders for the wedge like Phil did…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#15 posted 09-25-2007 01:56 AM

I hadn’t seen those plans, Wayne. I had seen some similar in the past. I looked real hard at how Phil does his wedge and the shoulders on his planes. The way I did this one is sorta like Krenov does his. I just didn’t have a brass rod. I’ll get some next time I’m in town. I think the way Phil does his clears the shavings away better than with the rod across. I also think I will make the wedge smaller. I had to hurry this morning so I could get back on the cabinets.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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