|Forum topic by 12strings||posted 11-01-2014 06:46 PM||1984 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-01-2014 06:46 PM
Just wanted to share a few pics of my first attempt at making a dado with my new (ie, really, really old) Wooden Dado Plane. I had to to plane both sides and the bottom flat (hence the cool two-tone appearance), sharpen and somewhat shape the blade and the nicker blade, and adjust the fit of the depth stop to make it function properly.
For those who aren’t familiar, using the clamped batton to guide the dado plane isn’t cheating, it’s standard practice. This dado was cut accross the grain, and took less than one minute, perhaps closer to 30 seconds of actual planing. It is a little ragged, but I think some further adjustments will help.
I do seem to have some issues with the mouth clogging very easily, so perhaps some experts can help me there.
I’ve also discovered that in a pinch, it can function as a Rabbet plane as well.
-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!