|Project by seandietrich||posted 03-12-2010 04:42 AM||3790 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
I am not a plane maker. This was my first venture into the land of plane making. And since I am trying to migrate over to using hand tools only, I made this with only hand tools.
I needed a scrub plane that would do what I needed, the one I had before really bit the cheese for some reason. So I set out to make a semi-Krenov style plane with some scrap oak.
I’ll quickly admit that this plane doesn’t look too pretty, but that’s okay to me because it works very smoothly. After laminating the oak together I cut the sides off, then cut a 45 degree angle for the iron, and a steeper angle for waste escape. I cut the wedge out of the resulting piece from the center removal I filed and tested the mouth for about 2 hours before it started doing what I wanted with ease.
I love this thing, even though it’s not like some of the art work that is on LumberJocks. I will be trying more plane making in the future.
-- "Unless workmanship comes to be understood and appreciated for the art it is, our environment will lose much of the quality it still retains." -- David Pye