Couple Radius Bottomed Planes

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  • #128988
    Matt McGrane
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    I’ve finally gotten around to making a radius-bottomed plane. Actually two of them, though the first one is in pine and was made as a prototype to help me see the pitfalls during building. In one of the pictures it is shown with a “mock” iron made of maple. The “real” plane is from a chunk of maple.

    I shaped the iron to fit the sole of the pine plane and when shaping the maple plane, I refined it to use the same iron as the pine plane. A hacksaw was used to rough out the shape and that really saved a lot of time filing (it still took a while). Still need to harden and temper the iron.

    I’m happy with how these came out and can’t wait to use them on a chair or stool project soon.

    Like Jude @jude noted with his planes, I found it a poor idea to try clamping the glued-up plane in the vise and so I used F-body clamps. Still not perfect; a little bed modification was needed after gluing.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #128993
    Derek Long
    Participant

    They came out looking good, Matt!

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #128994
    jude
    Participant

    They look great, Matt.

    The best part though is using them to hollow something out. Just give it a go on a piece of scrap.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

    #128996
    Wesley
    Participant

    Nice!
    This means you’re able to make the stool now. I really want to make one, but I’m a bit intimidated doing one project in order to do another.

    Wesley

    #129002
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Nice work Matt. A great little project on its own and comes in handy for other projects. Now that you have them, you’ll find lots of uses that you never considered.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #129003
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    Thanks guys. I’ve given it a small test run on some scrap, but can’t wait to try it on a real project.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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