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02-19-2011 05:51 PM

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I’ve done a few raised panels the old-school way, with sides beveled with hand planes. I’m somewhat less than satisfied with the way they come out, I always seem to end up either widening the dadoes on the stiles and rails, or planing the edges of the panels too thin, to fit the 1/4” dadoes.
I haven’t found any you-tube videos that are helpful, because I want to achieve a profile on the raised panels that taper down to 1/4” with perhaps a margin of uniform thickness all around the perimeter of perhaps 5/16” wide and 1/4” deep, similar to the Freud shaper profiles. My main concern is that my linear tapers will eventually split the stiles in humid conditions. Having that extra 5/16” of margin 1/4” thick would allow for movement with the seasons, but I haven’t figured out how to achieve that profile with hand planes, unless I make my own custom iron. Anybody know the secret?

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#1 posted 02-19-2011 06:42 PM

You haven’t seen the panel raising planes?

They are a special type. Here’s on on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fine-N-E-Tool-Works-Panel-Raising-Plane-/190501497790?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c5ac62bbe

Garret Wade used to sell a set of panel raising planes. The planes have
a fence on one side that runs against the edge of the panel.

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#2 posted 02-19-2011 07:59 PM

Thanks, Loren! you are, of course, absolutely right. I did find one such plane locally in an antique shop nearby, but it was in horrible, water-damaged condition and the owner wanted $120 for it. That’s where I got stuck on the idea of getting a suitable iron and making my own wooden body. On eBay, I’ve gotten into the lazy habit of only looking at auctions that are ending soon, indeed this plane you linked went from $35 to $75 in one bid! And, I missed it, though I do search for collectible planes daily. I think I’d rather seek out a new handplane, whether wood, iron or bronze, as long as I’m going to have to run with the big dogs. Heck, if I could find a panel-raising cutter to fit my Stanley 45 that would do the job, I’d be as happy as a clam! Though a custom iron would set me back a couple of yards, too.
Thanks again, Loren for your thoughtful reply!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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