Chisel Plane, COPY CAT, 2.1

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Project by BTKS posted 12-12-2010 12:01 AM 3858 views 10 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just an update and upgrade to the Chisel Plane I copied from Brian at GarageWoodworks and posted a couple weeks ago. I’m in a hurry so I did not bother with finish on this one. I chiseled out a recess to accept a standard utility blade to hang down and act as a nicker blade.
Picture three is the result from a rabbet cut with multiple passes in a narrow kerf saw blade. I left rows of saw marks just to test it out. The nicker made better results but it’s hard to make a smooth return stroke without picking the plane up and out of contact with the wood.
The second screw, drilled through the blade helps both alignment with the edge of the plane and stiffens it to make a straight line.
I made recesses in both sides to allow using either shoulder and to make following the grain easier. So far so good.
These are simple planes and a lot of fun to make. They sure have made me improve on my chisel sharpening.
Thanks for looking!

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

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#1 posted 12-12-2010 06:12 AM

Very interesting. nice hand work. thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-12-2010 06:16 AM

Clever improvement. Nice idea.

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#3 posted 12-13-2010 05:27 PM

Cool, I like to extra scoring blade.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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