|Project by woodworksbyjohn||posted 01-05-2012 09:16 PM||5100 views||19 times favorited||19 comments|
For Christmas I had a scrub plane blade on my list from Ron Hock. Santa gave me the 1 1/2” wide x 4 1/2” long, radiused blade that Ron sells on his website. I used parts of his plans and also referred back to James Krenov’s book to make this example. The construction of it is very similar to the classic Krenov design with a few, obvious changes. When I started to research scrub planes I found some information that using the Krenov style didn’t give enough grip, I also found a picture of one that someone else made that inspired this design.
The main part is Walnut and the sides are Canarywood. The sole is a piece of Purpleheart, the wedge Zebrawood, and I chose some Ebony dowels that I had made for another project. This was an enjoyable project to make and my first attempt at making a plane. Shaping the handle and front knob was something new to me. This was accomplished with spokeshaves, rasps, files, and sandpaper. The handle (tote) was sized from a backsaw I had and the front is pretty much customized to how I intend to hold the plane. The way it is gives me the choice of wrapping 3 fingers around the front with my thumb and index finger around the knob or else all 4 fingers can be wrapped around the front of the plane. Over-all length of this tool is just under 11”.
If you’re interested in how I built this plane you can click on the link to my blog, then in the label section select “Scrub Plane” and you should be able to follow each step.
-- John Visit my Blog: http://woodworksbyjohn.com