Tool Project Making Your Own Plane Is A Great Shop Project That Results In A Fine Tool That You Will Use On A Regular Basis
Tool project making your own plane is a great shop project that results in a fine tool that you will use on a regular basis is post about Magazine bookmarked by timothy with ID 12286529789 was uploaded on 16-04-2019 and has been viewed 162,967 times.
Making a Wooden Smoothing Plane Lead photo by Vic Tesolin, all others by Ted Brown, Illustration by James Provost A good metal smoothing plane costs around $350 these days, while the cost of a wooden smoother is essentially the price of a stout blade at $50, plus about $20 for a piece of dense exotic wood.
There are several key features that come together to make a smoothing plane work well.Vibration is something to be avoided.We do this by selecting a dense hardwood such as Jatoba, maple, or, if you want to make the plane more interesting, try cocobolo or bocote.
All of these dense woods do a good job of reducing vibration.My favourites are cocobolo for its density and beauty, followed closely by bocote for its density and feel.Things to ConsiderAny smoother must have a sole that is dead flat - within 0.
001" across the sole.It is especially important on a smoothing plane to have the sole touching immediately ahead of the mouth.This ensures that the wood ahead of the mouth is held down, which prevents splitting ahead of the cut during planing.
It is true that wooden planes move very slightly with moisture changes, but...