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Wooden fence for a Record no. 43 plane

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Project by mafe posted 05-22-2010 11:21 AM 3571 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wooden fence for a Record no. 43 plane
No rocket sience, but it makes it nicer to use, and less tough on the project.

’Straight stick’:
First I gave it a ‘straight stick’, to help me hold it 90 degree, here a brass rod.
To make the rod visible in all lights and background, I gave it some of this cable plastic that shrimps when you heat it.
(This also helped to make it look a little fancy – I smile).

The fence:
Then some hartwood, and some cutting and a fence was born.
In this block: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/15855 you can read about how to make a wooden fence for a plane.
Remember to wax it after, this gives a wonderful smooth ride.

The plane:
I’m really impressed by this little fellow, he cuts, so fast and so smooth, that to bring out the route for small jobs, would be waste.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-22-2010 02:55 PM

Thanks for the fencing lesson well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-22-2010 07:07 PM

No doubt about it Mads, you are a woodworker! I have found that almost anything can be made out of wood in a pinch and I see you have too. I have even seen pillow block bearings for a lathe made out of maple and with a fitting to inject lubrication. It is my understanding that the early water driven drive shafts used in carpentry shops used such bearings and they held up very well. Not to mention the use of wooden bearings for the driveshafts of ships.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#3 posted 05-23-2010 02:24 PM

Hi Mike,
To get this compliment from you means to me a great deal to me.
I have had the feeling from the beginning, that we were men on the same wave, so I enjoy always your words and encurragement (or how you spell this…).
And I agree, that woodworking are so many things, but among them I find the most interesting part to discover, to invent, to make possible, for me the joy are there, and so much on the acual result. Perhaps also my architect background are mixed in here, to explore, to see things in a new light!
But I can also be so endless fasinated and jealus in i wonderful way, about those who have the endless patience and can make things with a finish and perfection, my inventor geno will never allow me.
But is this not why LJ are such a wonderful place – tolerance, and understanding, that we are all different, and on different levels.
I send you all my love Mike,
The best thoughts I have in my heart,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Div

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#4 posted 05-23-2010 05:59 PM

Hey Mafe. I recently found a Record 43 in a junk shop and it became mine in record time. I love it and agree with you about bringing out the router. Really like your “straight stick” idea. And I really like that there are other LJ’s that work with a Record 43.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 04:55 AM

Mads have you considered making a set of short rails for your plane?

http://www.cornishworkshop.co.uk/groovingplane.html#043

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 06-09-2011 12:01 PM

Hi Wayne,
Yes that might be a nice improvemet to the little plane.
I think acually it was on her website I first saw these straight sticks that I added to some of my planes, that site is full of wonderful ideas, so I might give it a round, but now you got me busy on the FWM.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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dbray45

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#7 posted 10-25-2011 04:01 AM

Mads, I have one these planes and the first thing I did was put a piece of wood on it like you did, makes all the difference. I was looking to see what blades came with it and the first thing that popped up was this post.

I am going to see if I can make a dovetail blade for this. What are your thoughts?

-- David in Damascus, MD

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mafe

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#8 posted 10-25-2011 09:05 PM

Yes I think also a dovetail blade could be cool, this I will look forward to see.
I think it is needed to make two, one for left and one for right so it is possible to change according to grain also.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 10-25-2011 09:13 PM

Nice going, Mads.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mafe

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#10 posted 10-25-2011 09:18 PM

helluvawreck, are you looking old posts these days? I see you pop up on many of my old posts, and enjoy it a lot.
Smiles,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 10-26-2011 08:02 PM

Mads -let me know what you come up with. I have so many things gowing on right now, I will forget by tonight.

Thank you sir, this would be a nice compliment to this plane.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#12 posted 10-31-2011 02:44 PM

Mads, I was thinking about a dovetail blade for this and was curious if you have thought about this at all. A blade to do a running dovetail could work but cross grain could be a problem. The biggest problem that I see, is not modifying the plane itself, like many others have done.

This may not work easily, at least I have not come up with anything that would work.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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mafe

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#13 posted 10-31-2011 04:40 PM

David, not since our last talk, smile.
I think you would need to make a rabbet first and then sneak in with a dovetailed blade half way from each side. Do you understand what I mean.
To do it in one proces I can’t just see that now.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 10-31-2011 05:07 PM

Yes, I know what you mean

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#15 posted 11-01-2011 12:40 AM

David look at this:
http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/SlidingDovetailsbyhand1.html

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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