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Chamfer Plane

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Project by JohnMcClure posted 01-27-2018 03:45 PM 1056 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a bunch of red oak V-blocks on the router table for a work project. I used a scrap from this stack to make a chamfer plane.
Shaped the body by hand, drilled a 1/2” hole at an angle to receive a 1/2” chisel, and opened up the throat a bit to create a bigger path for shavings.
This is the first plane I’ve made and while it was very easy and simple, I learned a lot. Next time I’ll incorporate a wedge for locking the blade, and allow a better shaving exit path. This one clogs too much.

For those who don’t know, a chamfer plane is used to relieve the square edge of a board like this:

The depth is adjusted by tapping the chisel further into the body or tapping the body away from the chisel.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail





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DeLayne Peck

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 10:25 PM

Does a really nice job. Thanks for sharing.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#2 posted 01-27-2018 11:23 PM

Good job!

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Jamie McDonald

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#3 posted 01-29-2018 03:12 AM

I like it!

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#4 posted 01-29-2018 02:42 PM

Nice idea,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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