How I make small mitre planes: Introduction

I’ll walk through the steps to make these two mitre planes, one that can be used to make mitres and one that is a block plane (but otherwise identical). This is a metal working project involving milling machines, welding, brazing and lots of filing. The only wood working involved is the wedge and bun.

For locking the blade in place, I’ll show two options: a traditional wedge and a lever cap within that wedge (I strongly prefer the latter).

I won’t show how I attached the sole of the block plane (the one with the dimpled sides) as it was a spur of the moment thing and is a work in progress (it is just brazed on).

Read on …




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