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Lemongrasspicker

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04-18-2017 02:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question planer joining modern traditional

I am in need of a jointer plane in the 24” range. I have the materials and supplies to make one but I don’t have alot of knowledge on where I need to look at positioning the mouth.

I know it varies quite a bit, but as it’s my first plane I want to try to make it as useful as possible.

I had seen where a gentleman on youtube had made a large jointer where the mouth was about 10” from the front of the plane. His plane was 31” long overall.

Any thoughts? Just looking for knowledge so any you can spare would be appreciated

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 04-18-2017 02:13 PM

I think you’ll find that the mouth can be anywhere between 10 inches from the toe to 10 inches from the heel. I personally would want the mouth dead center. Like they say … if it feels good, do it!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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onoitsmatt

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#2 posted 04-18-2017 02:43 PM

I’ve got an old wood jointer about that size. If interested, I’ll take measurements and photos for you.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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Lemongrasspicker

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#3 posted 04-18-2017 05:25 PM



I ve got an old wood jointer about that size. If interested, I ll take measurements and photos for you.

- onoitsmatt

That would be fantastic Matt, thanks for offering, I look forward to seeing it

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#4 posted 04-18-2017 05:34 PM

It is 22” long. I took some rough measurements so within 1/8” or so:

The front of the mouth is about 7 1/4” from the toe and is about 1/4” deep (so back of mouth is about 7 1/2” from the toe.

The opening in the top for the wedge and iton starts at about 6 1/2” from the toe and goes to about 10 1/4” from toe. Plane has a thick iron and a cap iron.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#5 posted 04-18-2017 05:37 PM

I had one on the bench I was thinking about restoring. It is 21 3/4” with the leading edge of the mouth 7” from the front of the plane. I picked it up because it has an interesting dove tailed repair attempt on the mouth.

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#6 posted 04-18-2017 05:55 PM

Matt, that is very helpful, thanks for doing that.

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