|Forum topic by Mark||posted 08-08-2013 09:42 PM||996 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-08-2013 09:42 PM
I built a diy smoother plane using the Popular Mechanics plans and an Iron I picked up at the swap meet.
All in all it was an interesting and fun project. The thought of making my own plane is very appealing. I realize the iron is just a tad long, but I don’t think the wood will know. I hand cut the groove for the cap iron screw, but after I cut down the plane to finished size I’m wondering if I needed it at all. I used Maple for the body and base and Cherry for the sides. I followed the assembly instruction and and ed up with a 3/8” opening in the mouth. I don’t seem to be able to get very fine shaving with that large a mouth and it plugs up quite a bit with the big shavings.
Before I head back to try it again any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.