|Project by kaerlighedsbamsen||posted 10-13-2013 09:13 AM||2098 views||12 times favorited||22 comments|
When reading through LJ you get the impression that there are two major steps in developing into a true LumberJock: Building your own workbench- and building your ovn plane(s)
Thought i´d start with a plane.
I needed a block plane for my Book rack to camfer all the edges. What I wanted was:
- A plane with narrow “sides” in order to get close to the corners
- A plane that is modern in style
- A plane that fit an existing blade
- A plane that is comfortable to hold
- A plane that is fun to build!
Found some hard, dry, straight beech in the wood pile (old legs from a bed). And a dowel made of palisander.
Had this 27mm laminated chisel iron that i made some years ago. It is really hard and has swedish high alloy steel in it but I newer was really satisfyed with the shape of it and thought this was a great chance to use it.
Dimensions are 140×35x30mm. The sides are 4mm wide. Went with about 20 degrees angle on the blade.
It surprised me just how easy and accurate the Krenov method of making planes is. Perhaps another plane could be a project to do with my son so that he too can become a true LumberJock…
This low angle design does not allow for much sideways movement of the blade so the only really difficult part of this build was to grind the iron to a perfect angle in order to cut even across the with. Finished with a oil/wax polish.
I think it came out really nice and is a pleasure to hold and use. Let me know what you think!
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