Friday, May 30, 2014

Wooden Hand Planes

Recently, I've decide to give wooden molding planes a try and make my own set of hollows and rounds. After watching two DVDs on the subject, I was able to have pretty good success!

As you can see in the pics below, I started with the #18 hollow and round planes. I will continue on down to the #2's as time permits. These are time consuming at first to make but with the learning curve they begin to get done faster.

In this picture, you can see how the steel blade is shaped like a flag. The wedge is made from the waste after cutting the step out.

Here I used a piece of scrap to practice making the hollow plane with the round plane. Its looking pretty good so far. Once I plane the sole of the plane, they will be an exact match of each other.

They look pretty good for a first attempt!

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