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Paperweight (a first attempt at a hand plane)

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Project by siavosh posted 288 days ago 1332 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my frustrating attempt to build a chisel shoulder plane to fix my shooting board problem, and now I have two problems. It’s non functioning and now serves as an educational aide in addition to being a mediocre paperweight. Details in the related blog post.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 288 days ago

I think all of us have an “educational piece” around or memories of it. Keep plugging away sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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mafe

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#2 posted 288 days ago

Good try.
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/23524
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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ratchet

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#3 posted 288 days ago

Might the chisel cut better with the bevel up? The end of the blade would then be supported. Also, is the chisel truely razor sharp? You know far better than I, as it is your plane. Just throwing it out there for thought.

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489tad

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#4 posted 288 days ago

Don’t give up on it yet. Looking at mafe’s blog I would try to make the clearance hole bigger, and make the wedge have contact closer to the cutting edge. Still a cool looking plane with the live edge. I hope this helps.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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siavosh

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#5 posted 287 days ago

Thanks everyone. Despite the negative tone, I still had quite a good time—any time I can put into woodworking is alright by me.

@ratchet, I tried to flip the chisel to a bevel-up, but it increased the angle of attach too much I think, but it would make the contact with the bed better. I might rethink this and adjust the bed angle in my next attempt.

@489tad Thanks for the encouragement, yeah I think wedge can definitely be improved. I’ll try tweaking it a bit more before giving up on it completely.

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GarageWoodworks

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#6 posted 287 days ago

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GarageWoodworks

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#7 posted 287 days ago

If you never seen this it’s worth a watch, but I’m a little biased :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zNaAgB5aEs

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siavosh

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#8 posted 287 days ago

@GarageWoodworks Your video was one of my main inspirations! Too bad my execution still needs some work ;)

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siavosh

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#9 posted 286 days ago

Thanks everyone again for the feedback. I went back and lowered the bed at the top so all the contact is made with the front end of the chisel, cleaned up the bed more, and I think equally (if not more) picked a softer wood—some big box redwood fence board. And wallah, I made same curls!

It’s no Lie-Nielsen shoulder plane, but good enough for a fun ride :)

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mafe

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#10 posted 286 days ago

Smiles, congratulations.
That’s wonderful, success.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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