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07-03-2009 10:20 PM

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I have a dewalt hand power plane for god knows what reason, I bought it to help smooth out a table I am making that is made of nothing but warped mahogony. I live in an apartment, and I have become quite aware of how not precise a power hand plan can be, for that reason I want a large wooden jointer plan. But, and here comes the catch, I want to make it myself, the blade I will of course have to purchase, but aside from those few metal parts I would like to construct it myself. Does anyone have any plans they can share with me? advice?

I also need to make one plane for beading and one for coving, because I will be trying my hand at something that requires that kind of shape, I don’t want to reveal it until I have completed it though. Does anyone have advice on how to go about making such a pair of planes?


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#1 posted 07-04-2009 06:58 AM

Roy Underhill did an episode on making planes on PBS a few years ago.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 07-04-2009 07:36 AM

Try Finewoodworking.com

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-04-2009 07:37 AM

Thanks for the help. I tried to find the video online but I had no luck.

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#4 posted 07-04-2009 07:48 AM

a1Jim thanks for the tip, unfortunately the article that exactly answers all my questions cannot be viewed without membership, which I do not have. But thanks for responding!!

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#5 posted 07-04-2009 07:57 AM

What I have here is a link to how to build one version of a jointer plane. DIfferent types of bead or cove I suppose you’ll have to get or shape yourself different knives. This wasn’t very hard to find just a basic search on the internet. Hopefully this will help you as you sound pretty desperate? Very nice looking plans and great explanation. It assumes that you have quite a few other power tools. Might be a problem but maybe you can find a way around that too. Everything can be done with hand tools but you have to have them. Let me know if this leads you nowhere and I can help you find something else…
http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/woodworking/1273456.html

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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#6 posted 07-04-2009 08:48 AM

Good article skywalker. thanks of posting the link. I was surprised to see tham make all the plane iron angles the same. I would have thought the block plane would be different for cutting crosscut while the smoother and jointer cut along the grain.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 07-04-2009 09:22 AM

I found this little gem about plane angles: http://www.canadianhomeworkshop.com/tools-and-materials/hand-tools/how-to-choose-and-use-hand-planes/a/22145

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 07-06-2009 03:48 AM

THANKS SO MUCH SKYWALKER!!

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