|Project by woodworker59||posted 10-02-2012 07:22 AM||1188 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
this is my shop made block plane, Black walnut and purple heart. it measures 5 1/4” length and 1 1/4”in width and about 2” high. it has a 3/4” chisel blade for an iron and the wedge is made from purple heart. It was made using the lamination method, cutting the sides off the block, cutting the 45 degree slope out of the middle and then reattaching the sides to the center block. I left the wedge bar long on the right side so that I could hook my finger on it during use. I use my ring finger on my right hand to hook the knob. I made it without the little black walnut knob at first, but found the small bar uncomfortable. with the addition of the knob it works great.
its small profile makes it a good little plane to drop in your apron pocket. its not going to handle anything to big, but is great for a quick edge or a chamfer. thanks for looking…..Papa