Monthly Archives: October 2012

Too many planes?!?

Is that possible? I mean, I do actually use [some of] them. And that is not dust on that one, it is wood particles. And it is critical that this stick be square, straight and oh so smoooth. Not seen are … Continue reading

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How I make small mitre planes, part 13: Tuning

For the plane to work properly, the leading edge of the blade must be held firmly against the bed and the mouth open just enough to take a shaving the thickness you want (I like the mouth to be between … Continue reading

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How I make small mitre planes, part 12b: Lever

This step is optional if a wedge works for you. However, I plan to use levers in all future planes, the functionality and ease of use is just so much better than a plain wedge. Adding a lever to the … Continue reading

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How I make small mitre planes, part 12: Wood

There are two pieces wood in the plane, the wedge and the bun. The ramp is all steel so we don’t have to worry about an infill or wood movement. Wood selection is not very critical, use something you like … Continue reading

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How I make small mitre planes, part 11: Opening the mouth

I have no mouth and I must plane. This is result I’m looking for: the barest opening we can get a file into (3/64″), the gap in front of the blade is basically zero (if need be, we’ll open it … Continue reading

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How I make small mitre planes, part 10: Caboose

This step opens the back of the plane for the blade and wedge. Depending on how tall the ramp is, the back of the plane probably interferes with the blade/wedge and metal needs to be removed to open up the … Continue reading

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How I make small mitre planes, part 9: Nailed

This part assembles the shell to the sole. Bronze nails are used to add visual interest (I put a lot of effort into the joinery! I want you to see it, otherwise I would have just welded the thing). Before … Continue reading

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