Category Archives: Planes: Shoulder
Here is the plan for the shoulder plane should you want to build one. Feel free to modify to your hearts content, it is free to share. Click for a 150 DPI scan.
Finally finished putting finish on the ebony wedges. I could not get poly urethane to cure, even when applied over a shellac spit coat(which could very well have been because I used a waxed shellac by mistake), so I started … Continue reading
Nothing like a french fitted case to add a touch of class to a tool, eh? Especially one made of card board. I put this together so the plane can be tossed into a toolbox (or the mailbox) and not … Continue reading
Lapping brass and sanding ebony. Shoulder plane #2 is getting close. Shoulder plane #1 (in the background) is getting finish applied to the wooden parts. You can see how fast brass develops a patina/tarnish, #1 had the same sheen a … Continue reading
Restarted the second shoulder plane while finishing the wood in the first one. Positioning the ramp isn’t fun as I cut the sides of the sole wider than the ramp (by 0.010”). But I have some 0.005” shim stock which … Continue reading
Sneck (Wiktionary): 1. A latch or catch. 2. The nose. 85. The lump at the end of a plane iron that you smack to retract/adjust the iron. The wedge on my plane works really well, which means the strike button … Continue reading
Yippee! Finished the body (final shaping, lap and square) and iron (lap flush to the body, heat treat and sharpen). Now for some test runs: Set the depth of cut to around 0.002” (half a sheet of paper, I’m not … Continue reading
Arg! So much for ability for epoxy to stick to anything. The sample brass/wood/brass sandwich popped right apart when lightly smacked with a hammer. I don’t know if it was improper surface prep (I sanded (150) and cleaned with acetone), … Continue reading
After eleven forever’s, it is starting to look like a plane. The second side was soft soldered on and, unlike the first side, didn’t stay square (it canted in a bit). A vise, a screw driver (between the plates) and … Continue reading
Ever wonder what the inside of a infill shoulder plane looks like? Probably what you expected and yes, pretty boring. Some planes use a metal plate for the wedge to bear against, but I’m going for simple here.