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While staring at the pile of rough cut parts for my Hepplewhite stand ...
 

 
and seeking the motivation to start the project … I allowed my mind to drift and made a couple of new toys for the shop!
 

 
I ended up making an Old Woman’s Tooth router plane:
 

 
The body is of yellow pine, the wedge is jatoba, and the 3/4” chisel has a poplar handle. Finish is boiled linseed oil and beeswax.
 

 
And the pièce de résistance a Rebate Saw (kerfing plane):
 

 
The body is 4/4 red elm … the blade is cut from an old backsaw …
 

  
... the 3/4” threaded rods are red oak …
 

 
... the nuts are alder …
 

  
... the fence is red elm and maple. Finish is boiled linseed oil and beeswax.
 

 
I really need to get back to my Hepplewhite stand ... perhaps tomorrow!
 
 

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA





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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 12-24-2016 10:50 PM

Two well-made shop tools there, Ron.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 12-25-2016 12:49 AM

Nice Toys. Merry Christmas Ron.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 12-25-2016 12:50 AM

Someday I’d like the make a kerfing plane. Those look well made Ron. When you have time action shots maybe?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 12-25-2016 01:31 AM

Nice! The kerfing plane is slick!

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#5 posted 12-25-2016 02:59 AM



Nice! The kerfing plane is slick!

- Dan Wolfgang

I agree, might have to make one now. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 12-25-2016 09:39 AM

Wonderful toy, I like those nuts.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Ron Aylor

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#7 posted 12-25-2016 12:13 PM

Tyvekboy, et al … Merry Christmas!

Yes, these were fun to build. The Old Woman’s Tooth is a kin to Paul Seller’s Poor Man Router … just a bit more refined.

I have ogled wooden sash-fillister planes for years. Just recently, at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA, I saw a most impressive display of these old planes. I must have stood there for over an hour, thinking to myself, you know I bet I could make one of those!

I soon realized that you would have to have so many different sizes (especially if you wanted to stay with the wooden version). Thanks to Tom Fidgen and his kerfing plane I now have my wooden fillister plane … that is in combination with the Rebate Saw and the Old Woman’s Tooth.

Thanks for the comments!

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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#8 posted 12-29-2016 07:21 PM

Looking good! I need to find a tap & die to make threads in wood, before I try to make one of those…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#9 posted 12-29-2016 08:42 PM

Thanks, Bandit! I have but one screw box and tap … a 3/4” 6tpi that I bought about 25 years ago. I see that it has doubled in price in that time. I want the 1-1/2” version too, but it looks like I’ll have to get a second mortgage!

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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bandit571

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#10 posted 12-30-2016 05:41 AM

Roy Underhill had an episode a few years back, on how to make a screw box. Might look it up?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Ron Aylor

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#11 posted 12-30-2016 01:14 PM

Bandit, here is the link to Roy’s wooden screw video … http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/project-guides/making-wooden-screws/ ... unfortunately, it is akin to what came first, the chicken or the egg? In the video he assumes you already have a tap … he does however (in the article) give Roubo’s instructions for making a tap.

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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#12 posted 12-30-2016 02:09 PM



Bandit, here is the link to Roy s wooden screw video … http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/project-guides/making-wooden-screws/ ... unfortunately, it is akin to what came first, the chicken or the egg? In the video he assumes you already have a tap … he does however (in the article) give Roubo s instructions for making a tap.

- Ron Aylor

That’s the problem right there. Screw boxes aren’t hard to make if you already have a tap. In 1983 Fine Woodworking had an article about how to make a router-table based screw box. It too assumed you already have a tap. I suppose you have to hand-file a tap.

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balidoug

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#13 posted 01-03-2017 03:49 PM

Kerfing plane: high on my list of shop tools. Thanks for sharing.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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makeBrooklyn

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#14 posted 01-03-2017 08:14 PM

Awesome, I love making my own tools. I love the kerfing plane, I’ve been wanting to build one ever since I saw Tom Fidgen’s video on his. It seems like it would make resawing by hand just a bit easier

-- makeBrooklyn - Jim, Brooklyn, NY #handtools

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Ron Aylor

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#15 posted 01-03-2017 08:49 PM


Awesome, I love making my own tools. I love the kerfing plane, I ve been wanting to build one ever since I saw Tom Fidgen s video on his. It seems like it would make resawing by hand just a bit easier

- makeBrooklyn

Not only resawing, but rebates, grooves, tenons …

Here are my templates should you (or others) be interested … might have to play around with the scale a bit when printing … see the 1 inch dimension…
 
 

 
    

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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