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The 30 minutes MaFe chisel plane.
It gets short for all of us one day…

I have seen plenty of different versions of the so called ‘chisel plane’, and all had the same problem for me – they simply took too long, and was too complex to make compared to then just making a real hand plane right off.

So When I finished my shoulder plane I was in the mood to give it a go, since I had a piece of scrap wood on the table.
I decided it should be a plane you could construct on site with simple tools and should be done fast! 15-20 minutes.

1. The chisel plane with a chisel in place.
2. Marking.
3. Before shaving.
4. After shaving.
5. All you need is love.
6. Throw this in the toolbox…

We can call it the emergency chisel, shoulder, rabbet, router, scrub and even smoothing plane…

Big words yes!

Look at the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/23524 if you want to make one.

I hope this can be to some usefullness, not just inspiration,
I dedicate this project to our friend Sodabowski since he was worried to be first with a new plane…

Best thoughts,
Mads

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





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prompt

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#1 posted 1158 days ago

Hi Mafe.
You make good tools.
Good idea. A chisel handle probably a little bit will interfere.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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Bluepine38

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#2 posted 1158 days ago

Only a man with a plane for every purpose would think about coming up with a emergency chisel plane
in case he was caught someplace without his planes. As usual your drafting and execution are perfect.
The shavings are proof of its ability, thank you for sharing your skills with us once again. To be truthful,
I think most of us would be approaching the one hour, if not the four hour limit on making this plane.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 1158 days ago

Mads
Beautiful work. Makes one think you can build a speciality plane on the fly to fit a project need. Don’t think I am quite that brave yet, however.

I did enough chisel work yesterday to get a blister. Oh well, guess I might yet buy a good set of chisels. Might have avoided the blister that way.

Have a good day, I am on call, squeezing in some shop time…...............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Mauricio

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#4 posted 1158 days ago

Sweet. I’ve needed one of these before. I love the idea of using a chisel you already have. I need a chisle plane that does that. I think I’m going to make the one that uses the block plane blade that is really simple.

My Ashley Iles should arrive today!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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mafe

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#5 posted 1158 days ago

Hi,
mochoa, you will have the sweetest day when these chisels arrive, that is a promise! Make one of these planes and you will keep the knolage forever in your head.
Jim, I laughed big time. Be careful with those blisters, and trust me it is easy this project.
Gus, As long as you enjoy while you build it, then it is not so important how long. And if you made one the next once will take no time, trust me on this one, it is fast. And yes I guess I’m the only idiot on the planet with more than seventy planes in my collection, and then still think it’s fun to build a chisel plane… Just me!
Elhan, yes it is not a real hand plane, but yet amazingly effective with a sharp chisel locked in the wedge.
Thank you for your comments guys,
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Bertha

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#6 posted 1158 days ago

^Jim, a blister from chiseling is a badge of honor:) Anyone who doesn’t own the Iles should look into it. Excellent work, Mads.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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bigike

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#7 posted 1158 days ago

very cool plane, but then again you make all cool tools. I think you should do an episode of ” How It’s Made “

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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devann

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#8 posted 1158 days ago

That’s pretty slick Mads. Thank you for all the pictures and info.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Jim Bertelson

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#9 posted 1157 days ago

Bertha and all
Took a look at one of the reviews here, re the Ashley Isles. I guess I am going to have to look into it. My WorkSharp 3000 has been busy the last couple of days, mostly experimenting with a set of older chisels. My glue chipping chisel has been resharpened a couple of times, and now has a microbevel as well. I have read various things about the WorkSharp, but I just followed the instructions and without getting into overkill, was able to immediately get a good edge. I might have avoided the blister if I had sharpened the 1.25 inch chisel I used, which was straight off the rack. Actually not a bad edge. But now it has a better edge, with microbevel as well.

Blister and all was the result of an attempt to remove some wood with my Bosch trim router…....and realizing ‘twas Spring time, that frisky little Colt went gamboling with the lambs. After reigning it in, I surveyed the hoof prints off of the designated path, and decided there was not a good edge to follow…......so out came the chisel. Of course I didn’t take time to sharpen it…...I was too busy exploring my repertoire of four letter words.

But all’s well that ends well…...the wood is removed and the hoof prints repaired. And as is usual in LumberJockDom, I now have an excuse to buy more tools…....(-:

Perfect….every shop crisis should be investigated closely for purchasing opportunities….......(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 1157 days ago

Mad, it works!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 1157 days ago

That is a cool idea to make a plane using a chisel. You make it look so easy, my friend. Thanks for all the blogs on chisel making too! ............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lanwater

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#12 posted 1157 days ago

30mn! it will take me 30 days.

Great project Mafe.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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mafe

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#13 posted 1157 days ago

Hi guys,
Ian, no way! If you could make that leafbox, then you can do this in no time, Unless that leafbox took you years – lol.
Jim J, ;-) you have been busy I see, I love that lathe stand, if my workshop was big enough that would be on my list.
CJ, did you make one so fast?
Jim B, Congrat on the worksharp, a proper sharpening tool should be the first thing we buy, to work with sharp tools is so rewarding and half the efford and it do improve the results. Those Ashley Isles are sweet, so sweet.
Devann, big smile.
Big ike, perhaps ” How It’s Mads “
Bertha, smile to you here.
Thank you for the comments.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Mauricio

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#14 posted 1149 days ago

Hey Mafe,

Do you think this would work for making a grooving plane with a 1/4” chisel? My concern would be that the bevled top of the chisle would be too small a base for keeping the chisel flat and square. Although the sedge will help keep it flat? I think I’ll just try and see what happens…

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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mafe

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#15 posted 1149 days ago

I think also you should just give it a shot.
You can make some 45 degree shoulders on the bed to support the sides.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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