|Project by Davesfunwoodworking||posted 10-23-2007 05:49 AM||3679 views||28 times favorited||6 comments|
First off let me say that this plane is hand crafted by me. However the look is from Thos.Angle. I really liked the way his plane looked so I headed to the (thats right) the shop. I wanted to make it a project for us beginners. So I hope that Thos. Angle is not upset. So for any one that would like a plane lets get started.
First lets get some wood. I used Oak and Jatoba. Then we cut it to size (I over size on the first cut) but finished is as follows:
Oak 2 1/8 in. wide by 17 in. long the jatoba is 1/4 in. wide x 17 in. long. The handle is from a peace that is 3/4 in. X 5 in. x 6 in. or so. The blade and chip break is from an old stanley 14 in plane I had. Its 2 in. wide.
Step 1. We cut the long peace of oak at 45 and the shaving side at 60. Next take the 45* bed and use a 1/2 straight bit in the router this will be for the chip breaks bolt. Then we take all the peaces and glue them up. Make sure the mouth is about 1/8 open when glued up.
Step 2. Make the handle. I copied a stanley. (You can make one that you like.) I used my band saw to cut it out then I used a round over bit in the router to shape it up. A little work with a file and sand it up..
Step 3. After the glue has dried up I cut the planes front and back to Finish size. Then cut the back of the plane I like the 1/4 rounded look. Again here you can make it any way you like.
Step 4. I wanted to try my new chisels out so I cut a mortis out in the back of the plane for the handle. After this is done and you have a nice tight fit glue it up.
More to come on the next projects page. But for now that will get you on the way.