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Wooden Planes, 2pc #2: Tasks so far

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Blog entry by Rob Drown posted 12-15-2009 03:24 PM 873 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I selected the 2 pc method of construction instead of the easier 3 pc style because we have a really good woodworker here in Sacramento that loves to teach (Gary Foster, “GarySharp”) and he was teaching a class on making these planes. His instructions are really good.

First I selected the stock. All hard Maple with the correct grain. Milled it square and true and cut them in half. Then in the class I was able to make the interior cuts in the two smoothers. These I am shaping the opening for the blade. The next step is add the tote and glue the bodies together. I am stuck on what type of tote or end to put on these little planes. I’m just not sure which way to go.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真



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GMman

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 06:26 PM

I was reading your post, remember you told me how to fix mine the opening for the knife can you tell me the size. This one is 18” long and a little over 3” wide. Thanks Rob

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Rob Drown

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 10:52 PM

I think you should match the slopes that form the mouth so there aren/t any protruding edges.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#3 posted 12-15-2009 10:53 PM

Would love to see some photos of the build. Sounds real interesting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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