|Project by dustyal||posted 10-14-2012 01:22 AM||1790 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
Mason Dixon Woodworkers hosted another of our infamous workshops. Led by LJ’er Ed Nock, we created our own block planes.
We had about 10 of us making block planes at same time. We heat treated the steel blade, ground bevel and sharpened. We even stamped our initials in the blade. The wood is maple and purple heart. I added tung oil to mine. Plane works fine… can be a bit tedious to adjust cut depth, but that goes with practice.
The plan comes from John Wilson's book, Making Wood Tools.
Ed did a great job in organizing the workshop enabling us to complete our block plane in one day. He did a great job in making a jig for cutting the angles for the toe and heel pieces and having the blade steel precut to length. Hats off to him for his organization, preparation and jig making.
-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...