|Project by yuridichesky||posted 11-19-2013 03:18 PM||1377 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
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!)