|Project by Scott R. Turner||posted 01-06-2012 06:45 AM||6439 views||34 times favorited||18 comments|
My version of a chisel plane, inspired by GarageWoodworks. I wanted a rabbet plane of some sort to clean up after my new fillister plane and while I’ll probably eventually buy one, I remembered the chisel plane project sitting in my favorites and decided to have a go at it.
It’s made of 3/4” maple with a walnut backer. The woods are both leftovers from my Inkle Loom of a few summers ago.
There are a couple of little follies (conceits?) on the project. The wedge is half maple and half walnut to mirror the plane body. And the back of the walnut is carved in a running braid pattern I picked up from Peter Follansbee—he explains it here. I’m not much of a carver, but this is fairly easy, matched the few carving chisels I have, and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.
Blog to come.