|Project by Tony||posted 2064 days ago||1952 views||8 times favorited||27 comments|
I recently needed to clean some dadoes out, but the width did not match any tools I had available.
Obi gave me some tool steel when I visited him in January, so was now the perfect time to try it out.
The plane measures 7” long, 1 3/4” high and 17mm wide (0,669”). The body is made from Beech, whilst the sole is made from Jatoba. Holding the blade in place is a simple brass thumbscrew.
The blade is ground to 22° and the bed is 20° – giving a cutting angle of 42°.
I found the plane worked extremely well for short periods of time, but the blade does not hold an edge too well. I will have to investigate that at some time in the future. All I had to do was re-hone the edge on the Tormek leather wheel, which only takes about 30 seconds, so not a huge downer.
The longest part of the operation was cutting and filing the steel – I guess the whole thing was completed in an afternoon.
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