|Project by mafe||posted 05-28-2011 02:12 AM||26901 views||68 times favorited||18 comments|
Low angle shoulder plane of wood DIY
A tour with my South African friend Div
Our fellow LJ Div was so kind to send me a couple of his wonderful little handmade planes a wee bit back in time (Jamie I love this word wee).
And then lately he offered us here on LJ to make a blog showing how:
Thank you Div!
I took up the challenge and a little extra so I decided to make mine a low angle version, to see if this was even possible, and so play with the fire, and so I did.
Drawing for download on the blog.
It was possible, but I would build a normal version with a 45 degree bed or so first if I was to make only one, since the low angle plane especially in wood have its weak points.
You can read a lot more about this in my blog about it:
1. The plane on a rabbet I made with it.
2. Idea being born on my table.
3. Parts are about to become a plane .
4. Back side.
5. Front side.
6. The plane together with its brother from South Africa.
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Here is a video showing it in action.
The blog also have a set of drawings in PDF format for building one for free download.
_I am really happy with the result, and hope it can inspire others to make planes.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.