|Project by RusticJohn||posted 02-24-2012 09:39 PM||3034 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
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.