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Chisel Plane Made From Firewood

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Project by James Wright posted 01-07-2017 04:56 PM 1721 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Chisel Plane Is a hand plane that can get right up to the edge where a traditional plane can not go. This one is made of white oak firewood, a scrap of Padauk, and an old Block plane iron. It can be made of most any hardwood you would like, these are just what I had on hand. I like doing simple carving whenever possible.

If you want to see the full build video it is here https://youtu.be/GUcn2W3UwtI
and I have a detailed instructable here. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Chisel-Plane/

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright





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Matt Hegedus

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#1 posted 01-07-2017 07:24 PM

I love it. This is on my list of tools to build and not buy.

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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jamessliefie

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#2 posted 01-07-2017 09:04 PM

Verst sweet! Love the carving!

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 01-07-2017 09:48 PM

Very nice. I love the carving, gives it a vintage look. I posted one with a rear removable knob, kind of the same purpose as the round back on yours for better control at times. These are great little planes and a fun build.
Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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James Wright

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#4 posted 01-07-2017 11:11 PM



I love it. This is on my list of tools to build and not buy.

- Matt Hegedus


That list keeps growing LOL

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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James Wright

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#5 posted 01-07-2017 11:11 PM



Verst sweet! Love the carving!

- jamessliefie


Thanks!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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James Wright

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#6 posted 01-07-2017 11:12 PM



Very nice. I love the carving, gives it a vintage look. I posted one with a rear removable knob, kind of the same purpose as the round back on yours for better control at times. These are great little planes and a fun build.
Well done.

- doubleDD


Thanks. I love yours too. not a tool you need all the time but when you need it it is fantastic.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 01-08-2017 02:33 AM



I love it. This is on my list of tools to build and not buy.

- Matt Hegedus

Same for me, another cool tool for my kids to inherit. LOL

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

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#8 posted 01-08-2017 08:14 AM

I watched the video, came here to post a couple of projects, and found it here too! It’s beautiful. I immediately went out and took apart a rusty block plane my mom and dad picked up for me thinking I could use it (it was broken beyond repair). When I was thinking about the build though, I was concerned with blade advancement. Usually, if the blade is tensioned down you would advance it with a tap of a wood or metal hammer. Are you just turning it upside down to visualize and then tightening the screw when you think the protrusion is sufficient? Have you had issues? I also was considering whether the front of the lever cap/wedge thing should be linear… not sure on that, I like the aesthetics of yours.

-- Todd

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James Wright

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


I love it. This is on my list of tools to build and not buy.

- Matt Hegedus
thanks Matt. I can never keep up with that list!

Same for me, another cool tool for my kids to inherit. LOL

- woodbutcherbynight


-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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James Wright

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#10 posted 01-08-2017 03:13 PM


I watched the video, came here to post a couple of projects, and found it here too! It s beautiful. I immediately went out and took apart a rusty block plane my mom and dad picked up for me thinking I could use it (it was broken beyond repair). When I was thinking about the build though, I was concerned with blade advancement. Usually, if the blade is tensioned down you would advance it with a tap of a wood or metal hammer. Are you just turning it upside down to visualize and then tightening the screw when you think the protrusion is sufficient? Have you had issues? I also was considering whether the front of the lever cap/wedge thing should be linear… not sure on that, I like the aesthetics of yours.

- Chiaroscuro

Thanks. for adjustment it usually does not need any as to set the iron you set it on a flat surface and let the iron touch the surface then crank it down. The iron should be perfectly in line with the sole. If you do need to adjust it you can tap the back to retract it and you can use a screwdriver to leverage the blade forward using the palm rest as a fulcrum. Lateral adjustment can be made by tapping it side to side at the two finger indents. hope that helps.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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