|Project by moshel||posted 08-26-2011 08:10 AM||2219 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I had a need for a shoulder plane for my FLW lamp. now, i guess that I COULD do this using a scraper, but as it happens I also found a set of 12” planer blades from my old planer. these were good steel and machined, so i thought to myself…. well, you know what I thought to myself.
I started by cutting the blade to two 6” pieces and grinding off the sharp edge. then I set to grind the edge on the narrow edge using my tormaq. after about 2h I gave up, found my bench grinder (that I havn’t used since the move) and grinded approximate edge. then, on the sigma #1000 waterstone followed by the 6000, and I got a beautiful sharp, thick iron. the back was actually flatter than all the chisels I had so far….
using mafe blog as a guide (30 min chisel plane), i used a scrap block of European beech to form the body. some tapping and nudging and voila!!!! shavings!!!!
|From plane #1|
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