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Bubinga Shoulder Plane

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Project by justgrif posted 12-05-2013 05:29 PM 1536 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a shoulder plane for a project but already blew my tool budget on a Lie-Nielsen rabbet block plane (no regrets!). So I downloaded plans from Woodcraft, ordered a blade from Hock Tools, picked up a nice piece of bubinga from Rockler and cranked this baby out on a Sunday afternoon. Works really well and I still haven’t put a formal initial sharpening on the blade. I wouldn’t mind making a couple more of these in different sizes, and maybe try one as a low angle variation.

The bubinga is quite dense, smells nice and works really easily and cleanly. I used a bit of rosewood for the wedge.

When the mood suddenly strikes to make a project like this, I am immensely thankful that I live a short drive or bike ride away from Highland Woodworking, Rockler, Woodcraft, Home Depot and Lowes, and a number of great hardwood dealers.





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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 12-05-2013 05:55 PM

Great job on the shoulder plane. How much would you say you spent on parts?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 12-05-2013 05:58 PM

I like it!!

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

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#3 posted 12-05-2013 05:59 PM

Thanks! I think I spent $18 for a 5” X 24” piece of 4/4 bubinga, $40 for the blade, and a few dollars for the plans. I guess just a little over $60. I could have saved some money and used some teak or oak I had lying around, but I really liked that bubinga.

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#4 posted 12-05-2013 06:31 PM

Very Nice

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 12-06-2013 08:30 PM

Very nice!

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

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