Edging Plane

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I get frustrated when I can’t plane an edge exactly square. Particularly when I am making planes and its quite critical. The commercially available edging planes are too small so I made this larger version.

Its made out of Curly Oak which has a lovely grain. The placement of the handle on the fence needed some experimentation with find the right spot. All about the place where the sideways pressure is best exerted. Basically the plane is just a Krenov version with one side extended. The construction is identical to that of a normal Krenov type plane. I like to add a bit of carving but this one is a little less decorated than normal. Better to keep a working plane simple. There is no need for a knob at the front of the plane as the hold is at the side.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 10:00 PM

you make such amazing planes and this is no exception,

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 11:19 PM


-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 02:19 AM

Another wonderful plane. Must be very pleasing to have tools like these to use and just to looiks at

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 02:32 AM

This thing looks like it would be really comfortable to use. I hope it works as well as it looks.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 04:17 AM

It does work really well. I always make the blade a close fit (i.e. about 0.5 mm) to the sides because it makes the blade easier to set. However this does mean the cutting edge needs to be ground to fit the sole as no lateral adjustments can be made. Also I did modify the carved finger recesses behind the blade as they were a little too sharp and became uncomfortable with prolonged use.

-- RusticJohn

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 12:43 PM

your planes & canes are quite astounding! grand & fun work

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 03:10 PM


-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 10:40 PM

looking good .. I like the hollow for the thump on your planes


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#9 posted 05-17-2013 04:57 PM

Another nice one John.

When/if you decide to build another, it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if you were to put up a shot Blog, and maybe some pictures as you build it 8-).

Thanks, looking forward to you future projects!


-- dust control

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#10 posted 05-17-2013 09:05 PM

This is a very useful plane that I work with every day. I wouldn’t be without it.

-- RusticJohn

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