|Forum topic by Dchip||posted 02-08-2011 06:24 PM||1184 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
02-08-2011 06:24 PM
I have a spare no. 4 blade that I want to build a dedicated shooting board plane around. I’m designing it to be a very basic one-trick pony, so I’m looking for the best specs. for such. As such:
It should be low-angle for end-grain cutting, seems around 37* is standard? Would going even lower be better since this will be its only use (and tear-out won’t be a problem)? I’m using the standard wedge approach to secure the blade, would too low a bed angle jeopardize the blades security?
Does a bevel-up style plane have benefits outside of being able to adjust the cutting angle by honing/extra blades? It seems most low-angle planes are bevel up. I know that the bed angle would have to be much lower for a bevel-up plane.
Will I have problems with a lack of weight seeing as this plane will be predominately wood? Any ideas for adding weight?
I know this is a loaded question, I appreciate input on any and all points. Thanks.
-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com