|Project by justgrif||posted 12-05-2013 05:29 PM||1536 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
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.