|Project by jmp||posted 03-27-2011 02:45 PM||4487 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
Hi, This is my first attempt at a shoulder plane based around the plans in Woodcraft Magazine Aug/Sept 2008. I was greatly helped by Karson’s detailed blog. It is an inch wide fitting around a Stanley 93 plane iron. The main wood is European oak with a sole out of walnut, sycamore sides and a maple wedge. I can’t wait to cut a load of tenons to try it out properly. Intial trials have been promising but I think there may be a problem with the wegde not holding the iron firmly enough and, never having used a wooden handplane before, I am finding adjusting the blade height quite a challenge ( any tips welcomed). I also had some very helpful advice from Philip Edwards , who makes some beautiful planes. I am hoping to have a go at his small shoulder plane also detailed clearly in his blog.
It was relatively straightforward to make and I would encourage others to have a go themselves. I shall certainly be attempting some other hand built tools now.