|Project by FJPetruso||posted 02-21-2010 06:06 AM||11027 views||41 times favorited||15 comments|
I’d like to thank “Hawgnutz” for posting his chisel plane project. I was looking to purchase or make a chisel plane when I found his chisel plane project. His design was great & I decided to make one like it for myself. I used a piece of hardwood from the old vise that I took off of my bench for the body & a piece of scrap oak for the blade clamp. I kept the same profile as Hawg’s plane but changed the rear contour to fit my hand. I also sawed the blade clamp into a dog bone shape for the 1-3/4” $2 garage sale plane blade. Instead of using a threaded insert for the blade clamp knob, I drilled a hole in the body of the plane, “belled” the bottom of the hole with my Dremel tool & epoxyed a 1/4” X 20 stud in the hole. Like Hawg, I used a 1/2” core box bit on my router table to make the finger grooves. It has a light oak stain with a Danish Oil finish. I hope Hawg likes my version of his design. Thanks again Hawg!
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"