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Paperweight (a first attempt at a hand plane)

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Project by siavosh posted 11-05-2013 06:54 AM 1404 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 11-05-2013 08:48 AM

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.

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mafe

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 11:25 AM

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

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

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#3 posted 11-05-2013 01:28 PM

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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#4 posted 11-05-2013 01:35 PM

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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#5 posted 11-06-2013 02:20 AM

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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#6 posted 11-06-2013 03:12 AM

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 03:23 AM

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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#8 posted 11-06-2013 03:55 AM

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

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 05:00 AM

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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#10 posted 11-07-2013 11:34 AM

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

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

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