|Project by lumberjoe||posted 04-06-2014 09:43 PM||2524 views||4 times favorited||25 comments|
I have interested in making my own planes for a while now. I prefer the feel of wood bodied planes. Also I have more control with my hands in a downward position.
This is a 19” small jointer/large jack. It’s not perfect but it takes razor thin shavings consistantly. Construction is laminated oak with a maple wedge. I used a victory iron and cap iron form a stanley jointer. It’s not a good fit in a wood plane. The bubble on the iron made positioning the wedge very difficult. It works but from now on I am using the Hock Krenov style irons – and I have a few on order.
I turned the tenons on the cross pin on my lathe and rounded over the other edges with a chisel. The body was shaped by hand with rasps and went through a few iterations before I found a good fit. While maybe not the most attractive shape, it’s function over form here. Finish is just BLO and paste wax on the bottom
For the basic construction, I ordered Scott Meeks DVD on making a smoothing plane. There are so many good tips in that DVD that saved me hours or days of potential frustration. If you are into building planes, buy it.
Also his planes are amazing.
Next up another jack, a smoother, and a block plane in