Shoulder Plane hand made

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Project by GeminiGuy posted 1415 days ago 3219 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw prices for shoulder planes and their cost was just too expensive, so decided to make a shoulder plane on the Lee Valley – Veritas design, due to it being of modular construction and therefore easier to make.
Materials used as per other planes I’ve made in the past, with welding and piening to join the sides and with bolts and nuts grinded and filed into shape, nothing special there.Grub screws were used to hold the metal knobs/parts in place, no fancy lathe turned knobs and threads… it’s only just a tool after all.
It is a tool one seldom uses though, unless for a specific task at hand and then you can make way with chisels or even files…

-- Stillcruizin after all these years.. Greg, Melbourne, Australia.

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#1 posted 1415 days ago

holy moly, you really did make a shoulder plane. i thought you bought it. i tip my cap to you sir.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#2 posted 1415 days ago

very niice work and I tip my hat :-)

take care

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#3 posted 1415 days ago

I’m impressed also, that’s something you could develop into a bad habbit.
(I think you need a little work on the adjuster thing in the back, it falls out of the design).
Best thoughts,

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

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#4 posted 1414 days ago

Wow that is nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 1414 days ago

Cool plane.

What do you mean “It is a tool one seldom uses though, unless for a specific task at hand and then you can make way with chisels or even files…”?

I use my shoulder planes a lot. Not just for tenon shoulders and faces. I use them for cutting rabbets, or almost any kind of fitting. They are so much more than just for shoulders.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#6 posted 1413 days ago

Amazing work.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#7 posted 1413 days ago

Cool, takes shop made jigs to whole new level.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 1413 days ago

nicely done

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#9 posted 1340 days ago

oh man that is sweet, i wish u were here a year ago could have saved me $50 i spent for the veritas one.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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