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Project by yuridichesky posted 11-19-2013 03:18 PM 1377 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the story: my main project is a workbench build. Almost done. You know, “almost” may last longer than you want it to. So to finish it I need a router plane (have couple of ideas, but they’re still cooking…). And to make a router plane I needed couple of other planes: round moulding plane and rabbet plane.

I started with purchasing two rabbet planes: 18mm and 28mm wide, first one is a flea-market find ($2), and another is brand new ($3.5). Both in unusable state.

Here’s the bigger one, all the parts are there, and the body is made of beech.

And now the surgery starts.

Shaping and checking with template:

Finally found good flat stone for truing up the planes (some cut-off of stone windowsill I think):

Here it is in action:

Finish is two coats of danish oil, and it’s done. (Sharpening iron for round moulding plane was quite a pita, but somehow it was done too.)

And couple of pics of the planes in action:


(have to say that this little one performs MUCH nicer than it looks).


(Kind of a teaser for the next project.)

Thanks for watching!

P.S. What’s the difference between rabbet plane and shoulder plane?

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)





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#1 posted 11-19-2013 03:25 PM

So cool Yuri! I want one of those hollow planes! Cant wait to se how the router plane turns out.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 03:28 PM

Great work Yuri! However, it’s beginning to look like you’re caught in a vicious circle. To finish one thing you have to make another, which leads to another… ;-)

That bench looks like it’s working for you. What’s left to be done?

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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yuridichesky

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 03:28 PM

Mauricio, thanks a lot!

The router plane is officially pronounced ready this morning as the last coat of finish dried. Have 100+ pics of the build, now sorting them out to make a project post.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 03:34 PM

Andy, thank you!

Yeah, you’re 100 percent right, I make some stuff to make some other stuff to finish yet another stuff… I even have a pic where I use prototype of the tool as a tool to make a tool it’s been prototyped for :-)

About the bench: I need a tool tray. I have couple of design options, and still not sure which one to take.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 09:33 PM

Nice planes Yuri.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 12:57 AM

Very Nice Work Yuri! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 07:05 AM

Paul, Rick – thank you guys, I’m glad you liked it.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#8 posted 11-20-2013 11:50 AM

Yuri;
Nice work on improving the hand planes, craftsmanship at its best. Making and using your own tools provides a great amount of satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment.

In answer to your question: P.S. What’s the difference between rabbet plane and shoulder plane?,
A shoulder plane has the iron cutting at a 90 degree angle to the sides! while most – but not all rabbet planes have the iron set at a skew angle to the sides.

The skew can be seen on this web page: http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,230,41182,48945&p=59999

Well, enjoy using your new planes, happy woodworking.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 11-20-2013 02:58 PM

OT, thank you for your kind reception and for explanation. So I guess I started with shoulder planes, not rabbet planes.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#10 posted 11-21-2013 06:14 PM

Not sure if it will help at this point, but…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_2a_FwjAgk

That’s the “Poor Man’s Router” I debated replying on this post because I’m selfishly enjoying watching you make beautiful planes!

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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yuridichesky

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#11 posted 11-21-2013 08:03 PM

Thanks a lot! This Paul Sellers’ PM-router is just fine, but to be completely honest, I just wanted to build kind of real router plane so bad, that I couldn’t resist :-)

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#12 posted 11-22-2013 09:37 PM

Too cool, can’t wait to see the router plane!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#13 posted 11-23-2013 06:27 AM

Philip, thank you. I’m going to post router plane project this weekend unless something goes wrong at work so I’ll need to do stupid software stuff instead :-)

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#14 posted 11-24-2013 11:08 PM

well done

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#15 posted 11-24-2013 11:11 PM

Thank you, Don.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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