|Project by Hawgnutz||posted 2225 days ago||6924 views||24 times favorited||21 comments|
Here is a little plane I needed a week or so ago when I was working on a set of frames that needed a rabbet planed down after the miters were glued up. I did not have a bullnose plane or a chisel plane, so I decided to make one for future needs. I found a plane iron on Ebay that was narrower than usually used for block planes. It was 1 3/8. instead of 1 5/8. Not much, but it makes for a steadier base on the chisel plane.
The wook is reclaimed oak from a pallet I salvaged from a local hardware/farm supply store. Here is the half of the pallet I left intact. (It was a huge, eight-foot pallet) It weighed a lot so I knew it was solid hardwood. I initially thought it might be cherry, because of its reddish look. I needed a 3×10 piece of it, at 1 3/8 thickness, and I found out it was oak when I jointed and planed it down to size.
I used a jig to cut the ramp portion to 20 degrees, then flipped the cut part over the top and glued it to make the handle. I shaped the handle with a file and sandpaper. I used my router to make the groove. It was finished with Danish oil. You can still see some nail holes behind the threaded insert. (I did not want those holes on the soul, which is finished with some finishing wax.)
It works fine. leaving thin shavings behind. =];o)
-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards